Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford spoke in the recent interview with Billboard and revealed his feelings about revealing his sexual orientation.
As you might already know, Rob announced his homosexuality on the MTV show in 1998 and broke in tears while he was talking.
During the conversation with Billboard, Rob called out to the young generation about their sexual orientation and gave untold advice to them. He stated that they should be better than Rob in their life and shouldn’t be afraid of who they are.
Also, Rob revealed how it feels like to unveil his true identity by saying that it was one of the most uplifting, thrilling experiences of his life.
Here is what Rob Halford said:
“If you stay in the closet, you’re going to lead a double life. Then if you come out, for the most part, it’s one of the most uplifting, thrilling experiences of your life — but equally, you have to be prepared for the pushback.
We had a few letters: ‘I’m never gonna buy a Priest record again, I just burned every album that I owned by Priest.’ Like it was the guys in the band’s fault as well that you’re gay, that kind of mentality, that Trumpist mentality of attack, attack, attack.”
“I would just like to feel that younger gay metalheads hopefully have it a little bit better than we did — or at least I did — as a teenager growing up, when people like me were treated like a pariah.
We were horrible, filthy, disgusting abominations — that’s how we were looked upon. The journey is still a very long one and miles away from completion, but we’re not hiding anymore for the most part, and it’s a better place than it was when I was a kid growing up.”
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