i just wanted to write normal pop songs and when the time comes to use a pronoun, i’ll use the word ‘he’. one of the most powerful things I think that any lgbtq person can do is just live. once i came out, i was like, yep, cool, i’m gay, and I’m going to continue on my path as if i never said anything. it improved my quality of life, made me happier, but it didn’t stop me from doing a single thing i would’ve done otherwise. you look at people like sam smith and olly from years and years and there’s a couple of openly gay artists who are singing songs about boys. a 14-year-old troye would’ve definitely appreciated this. like, i can still be gay and be a pop star.