Mika has spent many years refusing to bow to speculation about his sexuality, telling reporters either that he’s not interested in labels, or that they can just save themselves the questions and refer to him as bisexual. But in a recent interview with Instinct, he decided to take a more proactive step and come out as gay.
“If you ask me am I gay, I say yeah. Are these songs about my relationship with a man? I say yeah. And it’s only through my music that I’ve found the strength to come to terms with my sexuality beyond the context of just my lyrics. This is my real life.”
I don’t even know where to start with how much I love this. First of all, I respect Mika immensely for the way he stayed private about his sexuality. That’s his right as an individual, and he was never rude or standoffish with the media about it, he just politely refused to discuss it. He was never in the closet or denying anything about himself, which actually takes immense bravery as well.
And then the fact that his music is what’s helped him come to terms with his sexuality? I love that! For me, that means he’s a true artist, who’s putting so much of himself into his music that it’s actually helping him expand as a person. He’s using it to find out things about himself, and he’s honest enough to keep putting it out there. I think that’s great! I love that he trusts his fans and critics enough to reveal this aspect of himself, and I hope they reward him in the best way possible — by letting it not be the non-issue that it is.
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