Last month we posted former American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox’s Christmas-themed single about coming out, aptly titled "Coming Out For Christmas,” to empower LGBTQ youth to come out.
Let me set the record straight. I'm Bi. Pun intended.
— Crystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox) November 27, 2013
Coming home for Christmas can be tough if you haven't also come out to family or friends, Crystal said of the song , co-written with Maia Sharp.
Crystal went on to say:
“The holidays are here, and it pains me to think that anyone would be left alone or be forbidden to be with their family over something as silly as their sexual orientation. I hope it will serve as a holiday anthem for people who may finally have the courage to live their life as their true authentic self, proudly and unapologetically, and that their friends and family will love and accept them with loving open arms. May we all celebrate this holiday season together, celebrate equality, and give thanks for the true spirit of Christmas- with our one human family.”
Some of the proceeds from each sale of "Coming Out For Christmas" will benefit The Trevor Project, according to On Top. Crystal’s heartwarming single can be purchased in the iTunes store or at New York Rock Exchange.
Watch a video with lyrics for "Coming Out For Christmas" below, and congrats to Crystal on confirming she’s out herself!