Former American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox has been an avid LGBT supporter for the past three years since the show thrust her into the spotlight. An advocate for equality, Crystal has never spoken about her sexuality until just a few days ago when she appeared on Good Day L.A. saying, “I have been bisexual as long as I can remember,” she said. “I just remember being made fun of for that in junior high and it was something that was shameful and it really shouldn’t be.”
Let me set the record straight. I’m Bi. Pun intended.
— Crystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox) November 27, 2013
Crystal recently released a coming out-themed Christmas song with sales benefitting The Trevor Project. It’s a great, heart-wrenching tune that would be perfect on anyone’s holiday playlist.
Although Crystal’s sexuality was oft-speculated about, it was not something she discussed publicly. Good on her for coming out with such a special song at the right moment for her in her life, and for supporting queer youth.