Lzzy Hale On Coming Out As Bisexual: ‘Everybody Freaked Out’

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In a candid interview with Metal Hammer, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm shared her surprise at the overwhelming response after publicly discussing her bisexuality, reflecting on the journey of self-discovery and the unexpected impact of her revelation.

Recalling the moment when her sexual orientation became public knowledge, Hale recounted a seemingly innocuous interaction on Twitter that snowballed into a significant revelation:

“I casually responded to a question on Twitter, mentioning my bisexuality, and suddenly it was like the floodgates opened. While my inner circle, including my bandmates and family, were already aware, it never occurred to me that the vast majority, about 95%, were completely unaware. Suddenly, I found myself thrust into the spotlight, realizing that I needed to be prepared to address this newfound aspect of my identity.”

Despite the initial shock, Hale embraced the opportunity to engage in conversations about these deeply personal matters, finding solace and fulfillment in connecting with her fans:

“While I do cherish certain aspects of my life as private, I’ve found immense joy in being open about topics like this. I’ve received heartwarming embraces from young fans at our shows who are navigating their own journeys of self-acceptance and coming out. I’m at a stage in my life where I can openly discuss these matters and offer support to those who may be struggling.”

Hale’s decision to share her bisexuality on social media during Pride Month in June 2022 sparked a wave of empowerment and solidarity within the LGBTQ+ community. In her heartfelt Instagram post, she eloquently expressed her unapologetic embrace of her identity and urged others to do the same:

“I’m unapologetically bisexual, navigating the vast spectrum of this magnificent rainbow we all inhabit. I encourage you to embrace your true self, celebrating what sets you apart and owning your uniqueness as your greatest strength. Your authenticity is a precious gift, one that no one can take from you unless you allow them to. Embrace every facet of yourself, for we only have one shot at this journey. Rock on, motherf*ckers! I salute you!”

Reflecting on her journey, Hale revealed the challenges of reconciling her sexuality with her upbringing and likened her experience to that of Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford’s journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

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