The 31-year-old spoke candidly with Paper Magazine about his early sexual experiences. He confirmed that, although he’s married to a woman, he is attracted to other genders.
“Yeah I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don’t care. 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.”
The interviewer then asked, “So you’re pansexual?”
“I guess so. I guess this is me coming out as pansexual,” Urie replied.
Sexologist Dr. Carlen Costa defined pansexuality to Cosmopolitan as “the sexual, romantic, emotional, physical, or spiritual attraction to people, regardless of their specific gender identity or sexual expression. Pansexuality is about recognizing that as a people, we have evolved, thus the language of love and relationships has also had to evolve and become increasingly inclusive.”
Urie has long supported the LGBTQ community. In June, his band’s charity, the Highest Hopes Foundation, donated $1 million to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.
Many fans on social media have already been outspoken in their support for the frontman.