"The only time that felt different was when the Prop 8 thing came up," he said, referring to Mormons' stance on gay marriage and the steps they took to ban it.
According to RS, Glenn started telling his loved ones while working on Neon Trees' upcoming third LP, Pop Psychology, some of which deals with hiding his sexuality over the years.
Though some have asked about Glenn’s sexual orientation in the past, he has always denied that he was gay — until now. “I had my crushes on guys throughout high school, but it was never an overwhelming thing until my 20s,” Glenn, who was born and raised Mormon, tells Rolling Stone.
“Then I’d be dating girls and in love with my straight friend and it was the worst feeling in the world.” The magazine reports that Glenn started telling his family, friends and fellow band members the truth in October 2013, around the time he started penning tracks for the band’s latest album, ‘Pop Psychology.’ In fact, much of the album is about Glenn’s struggle to come out and face his fears — an idea which he alluded to during a recent interview with Pop Crush.
"Then I'd be dating girls and in love with my straight friend and it was the worst feeling in the world." More out and proud celebrities The singer says he started telling people in October 2013 as he was finishing penning songs for Neon Trees' third album, .
Many of the songs deal with Glenn's years in the closet.
Ironically, bass guitarist Branden Campbell's father helped design the very lights that inspired the frontman."I appreciated Michael Sam was like, 'I want to be able to go to the movies and hold hands with my boyfriend.' Even hearing him say 'boyfriend,' I was just like, that's cool." Glenn also tweeted about his revealing new interview on Monday.