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Harry Styles Helps Fan Come Out To Mum During Gig

Jake Massey

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Harry Styles Helps Fan Come Out To Mum During Gig

Harry Styles helped a fan come out to her mum during a gig in the US. Watch here:


The pop star was playing a sold-out show at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Wednesday (3 November) when the tunes were temporarily halted by an important announcement.

The 27-year-old star - who is a proud supporter of LGBTQ+ causes - spotted a sign which read: "My mom is in Section 201. Help me come out."

The banner belonged to McKinley McConnell, and Styles subsequently trotted over to her and asked: "What would you like to tell your mother?"

The 23-year-old became somewhat bashful with the spotlight on her, so Styles offered to make the announcement on her behalf.

He said: "Do you want me to tell her?

"I can tell her. Yeah, no problem, one second."

The One Direction star duly obliged, running over to her mum's section of the crowd and declaring: "Lisa, she's gay!"

Credit: Twitter/@intothexxlight
Credit: Twitter/@intothexxlight

McKinley, a political science student at California State University, Northridge, said she flew in from Los Angeles to see the show with her mum - who she suspected probably knew about her sexuality before Styles' official declaration.

Speaking to NBC News, she said: "I literally got her the ticket so last minute.

"I was lucky to get a ticket for the general admission pit for myself. I know my mum, and she wouldn't have been up for the pit.

"Afterward, she told me, 'You always had a flair for dramatics'.

"I'm really beyond blessed that both my parents are so supportive. And I think they probably always suspected, even though you try to act like they don't. She just kept saying she loves me and is proud of me."

McKinley posted footage of the special night on Twitter, describing it as 'a moment that will actually be with me forever'.

Styles has long been a supporter of LGBT causes. Credit: Alamy
Styles has long been a supporter of LGBT causes. Credit: Alamy

She wrote: "Thank you for creating a safe place for me. Thank you for letting me grow alongside you as a fan.

"Thank you for helping me know who I am. Thank you. @Harry_Styles #LoveOnTourMilwaukee #LoveOnTour #SHESGAY."

The clip went viral, and the following day McKinley was still struggling to take in what had happened.

She said: "I followed One Direction; I've followed Harry from the start of his solo career. I'm still in a state of shock.

"It's this mantra that fans have - that 'the moment will come, and he'll notice me.' And you really believe it will happen. But when it does, it's hard to process.

"It hasn't quite sunk in yet. I don't see myself recovering from this for a full while."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@intothexxlight

Topics: World News, Awesome, Celebrity, Music, Inspirational

Jake Massey
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