About 10 years ago, I met Trey Pearson at a concert where his band, Everyday Sunday, was touring with Skillet. All these years later, Trey has now sold hundreds of thousands of albums, had multiple number one singles, and toured all around the world as part of the Christian music scene.
And today, Trey publicly came out as gay.
In an interview with 614 magazine that releases today (you can find the full interview, here), Trey tells his story of slowly accepting and embracing who he is– a journey that has led him to this moment in his life.
As Jonathan Merritt reported earlier for Religion News Service, Trey wrote the following in a letter to friends and fans that was released today:
“Most of us reach at least one pivotal moment in our lives that better defines who we are.
These last several months have been the hardest–but have also ended up being the most freeing months—of my life.
To make an extremely long story short, I have come to be able to admit to myself, and to my family, that I am gay….
In sharing this publicly I’m taking another step into health and wholeness by accepting myself, and every part of me. It’s not only an idea for me that I’m gay; It’s my life. This is me being authentic and real with myself and other people. This is a part of who I am.
I hope people will hear my heart, and that I will still be loved. I’m still the same guy, with the same heart, who wants to love God and love people with everything I have. This is a part of me I have come to be able to accept, and now it is a part of me that you know as well. I trust God to help love do the rest.”
A decade after meeting Trey at a concert, today I’m honored to name him among my friends. For his coming out day, we decided to sit down at That God Show, and to talk about his long journey towards self-acceptance, his faith, and where he’s headed next.
Join us for this exclusive sit-down interview that you won’t want to miss! Full audio is here, or can be subscribed via iTunes.