“American Idol” alumnus David Archuleta was welcomed by his Filipino fans to the “rainbow” after he revealed he is a member of the LGBTQ+ community in a Twitter post.
The singer opened up about his struggles with his sexuality and reconciling it with his Mormon faith, appealing to people to “consider making room to be more compassionate” to those who are part of the community.
He said, “I like to keep to myself but also thought this was important to share…I know so many other people from religious upbringings feel the same way. I’ve been open to myself and my close family…that I am not sure about my own sexuality.”
He added, “I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders, so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don’t have too much sexual desires and urges as most people. Which works I guess, because I have a commitment to save myself until marriage.”