Maxwell Poth for GAY TIMES
Maxwell Poth for GAY TIMES

Pop star Lauv has spoken out on his on-going sexuality journey in a new social media video.

“I feel like I’m gay, okay,” Lauv recently told his followers on TikTok (12 March).

“I’ve said this so many times and still not claimed to actually be, because I’ve not had enough experience to say.”

“I find myself wanting to be a lot more …I don’t want to think of intelligent ways to say this! I just find myself feeling a little bit more like this,” he continued, using a stereotypical queer lilt in his voice.

“I would rather fucking let it all fly. But instead I hold back.”

Fans were quick to comment and shared their own experiences.

One said: “I feel this. Auto correcting my voice to what it ‘should’ be. I feel like I can’t embrace parts of myself, that there’s nowhere I can ever truly be myself.”

Another added: “The auto deepening of the voice is so real. People look at you so differently bc of that simple fact.”

@lauvsongsAnyone else ever think/feel this way?♬ original sound – Lauv

This is not the first time the ‘Love U Like That’ singer has addressed his sexuality on TikTok.

In a video that was posted in June 2023, he wrote the caption: “Does it have to be that big of a deal? I haven’t done much aside from kiss so tbh don’t wanna jump the gun but tbh I feel things and I don’t wanna pretend I don’t.”

The video showed the singer and the words “when ur dating a girl but ur also a little bit into men.”

Last summer, Lauv also uploaded a candid update onto his YouTube and Instagram accounts.

“I’m going through an interesting time. For years, as you may know, I’ve struggled with OCD and anxiety really badly, and one of the things I’m obsessed about has been my sexuality,” he explained.

“It’s been something that, you know, without going into too much detail from like childhood and stuff, but more recently, like in my 20s, I’ve pushed it down a lot.

“I felt like, ‘Okay, this is anxiety it’s not exactly a real thing. Like I would feel feelings or like feel a connection or a vibe or desire or something and then would just shut it down.”

He added: “It’s something that I’m exploring in my music, and exploring in my mind and going to be exploring in my life.”

Fans have continued to rally around Lauv with an outpouring of love and support.

One commented: “Ari you have no idea how much we love you and appreciate you and support you in whatever you’re going through. Your music and who you are as a person mean the world to us. Thanks for sharing what was on your mind. We lauv u forever.”

Another added: “Had no idea you struggled with your sexuality. Be who you want and love who you want. We appreciate the honesty and openness. We need more celebrities doing that! I’m excited for your album!”

Check out Lauv’s full life update video here or below.