Out pop star Troye Sivan just dropped a moving music video for "Revelation," his song from the film Boy Erased, in which he co-stars.
Boy Erased, based on Garrard Conley's memoir and starring Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges, tells the real-life story of a survivor of "conversion therapy." Sivan, who plays a young man forced into an "ex-gay" camp, has been a vocal advocate against the practice of trying to "convert" LGBT people.
The inspiration behind the song and its title was how coming out is a revelation. Sivan told The Advocate "especially when you come out to yourself for the first time ... and those moments where you have that first experience with someone of the same sex."
"The song is about that moment and the beauty of it," he explained.
"I remember specifically going to the bathroom one time and looking at myself in the mirror and being like, You are gay, you know? I think for me it was something that I was always aware of in the back of my head ... but I didn't know what it was. Gayness or queerness was always something that was for other people ... [until I had] that moment where it's like, No, this is your reality. And it is probably going to be a reality for the rest of your life."
Watch the touching lyric video, featuring clips from Boy Erased, below.