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Is Troye Sivan Transgender?

Troye Sivan is not transgender.  The singer was born a male and is still a male.  He will receive this year’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award.  After he was announced as this year’s recipient, many jumped to the conclusion that he’s transgender.  The Stephen F. Kolzak Award is a GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance) award given to a member of the LGBT community.

Troye Sivan is openly gay

In 2013, Troye Sivan came out.  The YouTube star announced that he was gay in an eight minute video.  He starts the video by explaining that he’s nervous.  Coming out can be very difficult.  People are usually scared about how their loved ones will react.  Sivan says that he told his family he was gay on August 7, 2010, three years before he posted the YouTube video.

Is Troye Sivan Transgender?
Is Troye Sivan Transgender?

Watch Sivan’s “Coming Out” video:

Troye Sivan inspired a transgender fan to come out

In 2016, Sivan inspired a fan named Evan come out by telling his dad he was transgender.  Evan received a perfect response from his father.  He posted the conversation and broke the Internet! In the screenshot below, Evan’s dad asks his son what name he should call him.  The dad ends up changing Evan’s name to “Citizen Evan” in his phone contacts.
Is Troye Sivan Transgender?
Is Troye Sivan Transgender?

If there’s one person who deserves the Stephen F. Kozak award it’s Troye Sivan!

Troye Sivan is the youngest recipient of  the Stephen F. Kolzak Award

Troye Sivan was born on June 5, 1995 and is currently 21-years-old.  He is the youngest person to receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.  Like Empire star, Jussie Smollett, Sivan is a leading voice of the LGBT community and his generation as a whole.  We would love to see him make an appearance on the series!

What do you think about Troye Sivan? Are you a fan of his music? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More