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Troye Sivan’s mum reveals she was ‘nervous’ about homophobic bullying when singer came out

By Will Stroude

Troye Sivan‘s mum has shared how she felt when the ‘Wild’ singer came out as gay at 14.

Laurelle Mellet spoke of feeling “nervous” when the now-21-year-old announced he was gay, adding: “I’d heard horrific stories of homophobic bullying and kids being suicidal at school.”

She opened up about her anxieties in an online petition to Australian Education Minister Simon Birmingham, in an attempt to save Safe Schools, an Australian initiative that aims to improve the lives of LGBT students.

“To exclude anti-LGBTQI bullying program from schools is beyond cruel,” she wrote on the petition, which has over 15,000 signatures at the time of publishing.

Sivan, who recently helped a fan come out at one of his concerts, described being gay as “fun” in an interview with Out, saying:

“Fun is how I feel. Fun is kissing boys and kissing girls sometimes. I can do whatever I want, and no one will bat an eyelid.”

Watch the singer help a fan come out as bisexual in the video below

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