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Troye Sivan Explains Why He Rejects Being a 'Gay Icon'

Troye Sivan Explains Why He Rejects Being a 'Gay Icon'

Troye Sivan goes shirtless while posing on the cover of Wonderland magazine‘s Spring Issue 2018, out on newsstands now.

Here is what the 22-year-old “My! My! My!” singer had to share with the mag:

On being considered a gay icon: “Knowing when to shut up, I will never understand the struggles of a trans woman of color growing up. What can I do as an empathetic person? How can I help? That’s why I politely reject the term ‘gay icon’. I would never wanna put that on myself.”

On his adolescent influences: “When I think about the songs that I grew up listening to that made me feel… gay, it was mostly straight women: Cher, Madonna, Miley, Robyn, Lady Gaga. Those are my gay icons, which is a bit strange. I would have loved to have had more queer music growing up. That would have been nice.”

On his forthcoming TBA second album: “I heard something about how when an artist reaches their peak, the thing that’s in their head winds up being the same as the thing they’re creating. This album is the first time in my life I’ve been able to do that. If people don’t like it I’m sh-t outta luck.”

FYI: Troye is wearing all Coach in the shoot.

To get the issue now, visit WonderlandShop.com!

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Photos: Daria Kobayashi Ritch
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