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Panic! at the Disco singer Brendon Urie comes out as pansexual

In an interview with Paper Magazine, Urie said that he likes "good people," regardless of gender

Brendon Urie – Photo: Panic! At the Disco, via Facebook.

Panic! At the Disco lead singer Brendon Urie has come out as pansexual.

In an interview with Paper Magazine, the 31-year-old singer opened up about his sexuality, saying he does not care about his choice of partner.

“I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don’t care,” he said. “If a person is great, then a person is great. I just like good people, if your heart’s in the right place. I’m definitely attracted to men. It’s just people that I am attracted to.”

Urie stated that he was still attracted to men, despite being married to his wife of five-years Sarah Orzechowski.

“I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her but I’m not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person,” he said.

Urie said that his sexuality was “never weird” for him and even mentions that the first bar he ever went to was when he walked into a gay bar at 17.

“I remember just being hit on all night and it was awesome. I was getting drinks all night,” he said. “These guys would just come up and I was like, ‘I’m flattered but I’m not interested but thank you.’ They were like, ‘We’ll get you interested sweetheart.’ I was just like, ‘This is dope.‘”

The singer said that he is confident about his sexuality, and knows that it has turned some people off.

“I know that it made a few people uncomfortable, when somebody gets uncomfortable about me doing what I used to call ‘stage gay,'” he said. “It kind of presses me to want to do it more.”

A longtime LGBTQ rights advocate, Urie recently pledged $1 million to GLSEN to foster the creation of student-led Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs in high schools through the Highest Hopes Foundation.

Urie will be touring with Panic! At the Disco throughout this year, playing a sold-out show at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore as well as the Capitol One Area in Washington, D.C. next January.

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