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Union J’s George Shelley comes out: ‘I’ve had girlfriends and boyfriends’

“I’m still me. I’m just a little bit less afraid of being myself.”

“What is important to me is that I can be myself” he says. “I don’t feel that I should hide it”.

“I’ve been reading a lot of speculation online about whether I’m gay, or straight, or bi, and it’s all these labels; it’s a little bit old-fashioned, and this is why I’m not going to label it myself, because it’s not something I feel like I can.

“I’ve had girlfriends, that I’ve loved… but I’ve also had boyfriends.

“I just want to know that whether I decide to be with a boy or a girl next, it’s because I love them, and it shouldn’t be a big deal. I don’t want to make a big thing out of it when it happens, and I don’t want to be scared anymore. I don’t want to feel like I can’t be myself because I’m worried about what people might be saying about me, or the label stuff.

“I’m still the same person. I’m still me. I’m just a little bit less afraid of being myself.”

Check out his video here

Today's Action: Union J’s George Shelley comes out as LGBTQ+

Just a few hours ago, George Shelley, member of UK boy band UnionJ posted a self recorded video on YouTube and shortly afterwards on Twitter to share something important about himself with his fans and supporters.

Hey! I’ve got something important to tell you… https://t.co/mIBwmkeHi9 #BeYourself

— GΞORGΞ SHΞLLΞY (@higeorgeshelley)

February 3, 2016

He talks about how he doesn’t really want to label himself, but that he’s been attracted to/in relationships with both men and women before.

Union J is therefore the first boy band with two openly LGBTQ+ members.

For Today’s Action, we’d love for you to message George via his Twitter or retweet our Thank You tweet to him here

Big step to show the world your true you.Thank you @higeorgeshelley for sharing this wonderful & important moment with us! #RainbowDirection

— Rainbow Direction (@homefromnarnia)

February 3, 2016
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hello look at him look at how precious he is look at his lil hat look at his big bright eyes look at his shining positive smile he is such a sunshine during this whole experience and he is so happy to be there… I’m so glad he’s able to adventure and do something he loves so much he deserves this experience ❤️