Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Comes Out As Gay
Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has just come out as gay. As SPIN points out, Angelakos spoke frankly about his sexuality during a conversation with the author Bret Easton Ellis on Ellis' podcast. Talking to Ellis, Angelakos discussed his marriage and divorce, as well as all the struggles he faced in understanding his own sexuality: "I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much. I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate."
Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos comes out as gay
Passion Pit's frontman Michael Angelakos just appeared on the author Bret Easton Ellis' podcast where he discussed a host of topics including mental illness, the tug of war between ideology and aesthetic, false narratives, and more.

Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit came out as gay in a podcast conversation with author Bret Easton Ellis. He also talked about his marriage, his divorce and learning to be okay with who he is. Here’s part of what he said, via Pitchfork:

“I’ve told very few people in my personal small circles because I don’t know how to talk about it, you know? Talking with you—we’ve talked before—when someone understands what you do and what you make, it disarms you a little bit and you can just be yourself because you don’t have to defend your work. … This is the kind of situation every artist wants to be in—to talk to artists they really admire. When this was all happening recently, finally, I just decided it might be best to talk about it here. I don’t really know what happened, but it’s just one of those gut feelings. It’s the same gut feeling I had when I said, OK, I kind of just need to talk to people about the fact that I am. I’m gay. And that’s it. It just has to happen. This was exactly the type of situation where I don’t feel like I’m being threatened.”

He spoke at length about his marriage and divorce with stylist Kirsty Mucci, and how he came to understand his sexual identity in the process. “I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much,“ he told Ellis. "I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate.”

Angelakos said Mucci has been "incredible” and encouraged him to come out earlier this year. “When I decided to really deal with it head on—which was, I don’t know, in June—she was the one who spearheaded it in a way. … She said, ‘You need to figure out what’s going on with your sexuality because you can’t hate yourself anymore.’”

Click the link above to listen to the full podcast episode. Congratulations, Michael. You are great and everything’s going to be okay