Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka recently took to Instagram to reveal he has been in a same-sex relationship for the past eight years.
Kiszka wrote that although people close to him are aware of his same-sex relationship, he chose to come out publicly following a surge in repressive, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in his current home state of Tennessee.
“Where I’ve settled a home in Tennessee, legislators are proposing bills that threaten the freedom of love. It’s imperative that I speak my truth for not only myself, but in hopes to change hearts, minds, and laws in Tennessee and beyond,” Kiszka wrote.
“These issues are especially close to my heart as I’ve been in a loving, same-sex relationship with my partner for the past eight years,” he continued. “Those close to me are well aware, but it’s important to me to share publicly.”
Kiszka, who is a big supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, wrote further, “Over the years, the outpouring of love for the LGBTQ+ community has been resounding, but there is still work to be done for LGBTQ+ rights in Tennessee, the nation and the world.”
The singer, who tagged several human rights organizations, including Human Rights Campaign Nashville, ACLU of Tennessee and the Trevor Project, wrote, “The LGBTQ+ community is a cultural pillar, constantly championing positivity and acceptance through art, music, literature, film, and most importantly, legislation.”
“The greatest mortal gift of all is our capacity to love and as we travel through time, may our greater understanding of the matter around and within us teach us to love ever deeper,” he added.
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