David Archuleta speaks about his sexuality during Pride Month. On June 12, the former american idol The candidate wrote a personal note to his social media followers about his experiences as a queer person who grew up in a conservative religion. “I like to stay to myself, but I also thought it was important to share this because I know so many other religious educated people feel the same way,” he wrote. “I have been open to myself and my close family for a number of years because I am not sure of my own sexuality.
“I came out gay to my family in 2014. But then I had similar feelings for both genders, so maybe a spectrum of bisexuals,” he continued. “Then I also learned that I don’t have as many sexual desires and urges as most people, which works, I think, because I made a commitment to save myself until marriage. What people call asexual when they have no sexual urges. ”
David is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a church that discourages its members from promoting same-sex marriages. The singer said he felt compelled to talk about his own experiences because there might be others like him “fighting for their beliefs” – and he asked followers to be “more understanding and compassionate” towards these LGBTQ + “believers” be. He said, “I don’t think it should come down to accepting one or the other. To find peace, I had to accept that both are real things that I experience and make who I am. ”
David said he stepped out of his comfort zone to share his story in order to “be more aware of people in my same situation” so that they know, “you are not alone”. He added, “You can be part of the LGBTQIA + community and still believe in God and His gospel plan.” Read David’s full caption below.
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– David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) June 12, 2021