“I don’t want people to struggle like me,” the vocalist stated while revealing his sexuality
While speaking with a group of concerning 2,000 followers at an occasion at the Line Cube Shibuya in Tokyo on Wednesday evening, Atae disclosed his sexuality, initial informing those present, “I respect you and believe you deserve to hear this directly from me,” per The New York Times.
“For years, I battled to approve a component of myself. But currently, nevertheless I have been with, I finally have the guts to open to you concerning something. I am a gay male,” he continued, the outlet said. ” I do not desire individuals to battle like me.”
Atae made the statement in traditional Japan, a country– and the just G7 nation– that has yet to legislate same-sex unions, according to NPR.
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