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Variety reports:

“American Idol” alum David Archuleta has come out as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and is opening up about his experience balancing his Mormon faith with his sexuality.

“I like to keep to myself but also thought this was important to share because I know so many other people from religious upbringings feel the same way,” Archuleta began the post. “I’ve been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality.”

Archuleta then detailed that he originally came out as gay to his family in 2014, but has since become uncertain of exactly where he falls on the spectrum of sexuality. “I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual,” Archuleta wrote.

Read the full article. Archuleta, now 30, finished second on American Idol in 2008, notably leaving out the “no religion” verse during his performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” In 2012, he began a two-year mission trip to Chile for the Mormon Church.


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