Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Comes Out As Gay

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has just come out as gay. As SPIN points out, Angelakos spoke frankly about his sexuality during a conversation with the author Bret Easton Ellis on Ellis’ podcast. Talking to Ellis, Angelakos discussed his marriage and divorce, as well as all the struggles he faced in understanding his own sexuality: “I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much. I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate.” For a long time, Angelakos has been open and forthcoming about his own struggles with things like bipolar disorder. He’s probably helped a lot of people speaking so freely about his own experiences. And in this conversation, which is warm and considered and comfortable, he’ll probably help a lot more. Listen to the podcast below.

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