Harry Styles wrapped up his headline world tour in Inglewood, CA last night with a massive declaration of queerness.
After reading a fan’s poster which read “I’m gay and I love you,” Styles retorted, “I love you as well, thank you for coming,” then added, “We’re all a little bit gay, aren’t we?”
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 15, 2018
The former One Direction member has become a queer icon since his time in the group. Though he has publicly said he doesn’t feel the need to label his sexuality, fans have hailed him as a luminary for male bisexuality. But the singer-songwriter has placed Easter eggs of queerness in his music as well as his performances. In Styles’ unreleased song “Medicine,” which fans lauded as a bi anthem after he performed it in March, he points to “messing around” with both men and women. The lyrics read, “The boys and the girls are here/ I mess around with him/ And I’m OK with it.”
Throughout his headline tour, Styles often brandished pride flags on-stage, and on one especially gay occasion even waved a “Make America Gay Again” flag.
The 24-year-old has supported his queer fans in more ways than one — just last week, he helped a fan come out to her mom, Tina, in an extraordinarily special way. The girl, named Grace, attended the concert with a sign that read “I’m gonna come out to my parents because of you.” With that, Harry led the crowd in chanting, “Tina, she’s gay!” Later, the fan showed her mom a now-viral video of the moment, and her mom was ecstatic.
“TINA SHE’S GAY”
I SHOWED MY MOM THE VIDEOS FROM TONIGHT. SHE IS OVERJOYED AND SAYS THAT “YES I DO LOVE YOU AND YOU CAN BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE” SHE WANTS TO THANK HARRY FOR HELPING ME COME OUT and she has decided to come to LA Night 1 with me 🙂
Thank you @Harry_Styles 💓 pic.twitter.com/vB0kpAImUv
— Grace (@soyouwaitforme) July 12, 2018