Vintage cut-off flannel shirt by Eddie Bauer.
Distressed leather vest by Dsquared.
On social media: "I have a lot to say about people needing to relax about it. You’re entitled to your opinion and if your opinion isn’t popular with some people then f**k it. People just need to back off. It’s so silly. I think that social media has sadly fueled people’s hypersensitivity to every issue under the sun. Everything from racism and sexism to like, spelling errors. It’s like, back off. Give us a little break here. If everything that you did and said was under serious scrutiny, you’d have your troubles as well."
On growing up with a gay brother: “I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired. Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two. We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK.”
On families who try to change gay kids: “A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it all costs, but I’ve got news for you - it’s a losing f—ing battle. You’ve got to embrace it from the beginning. That’s the only way to deal with it as a family. Otherwise you’re just screwing yourself over, and you’re going to make your kid miserable.”
On competition shows discouraging contestants from being out and proud: “What’s always pissed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken…C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives. The fact that The Voice didn’t have any qualms about being completely about it is a great thing.”
Black t-shirt by A|X Armani Exchange
Jeans by A.P.C. Studded belt by Ann Demeulemeester.
Surf print polo shirt by Band of Outsiders. Jeans by Levi's. Shoes by Common Projects
Courtesy of OUT Magazine