Stephen Gately Inspired Westlife's Member to 'Come Out'


Stephen Gately Inspired Westlife's Member to 'Come Out'


The late singer was the first boybander who bravely announced that he is gay, inspiring Mark Feehily to do the same.

Westlife star Mark Feehily has credited his late pal Stephen Gately with inspiring him to announce his homosexuality. The Irish singer 'came out' in 2005 after years of hiding his true sexuality to the press since the band's formation in 1998. And Feehily is thankful Boyzone's Gately, who died earlier this year, was the first boyband member to admit he was gay in 1999 - because it gave him the courage to do the same.

Feehily says, "Stephen was extremely brave. He was the first member of a boyband to come out, and, in hindsight, it helped me and probably lots of other gay lads to understand their sexuality and come out. Every time a celebrity who is admired by millions of people comes out, it's one more blow to any negative stereotype out there."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Khloe Kardashian Reveals Secret to Her Big and Perky Butt
  2. Britney Spears Freaks Out After Sex Tape Leaks Online
  3. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani 'Torn Apart' by Her 'Flirtation' With 'The Voice' Contestant
  4. Report: Generous George Clooney Under FBI Investigation for Money Laundering
  5. Brad Pitt Is Ready to Mend His Relationship With Angelina Jolie for the Sake of Their Kids
  6. Is Amber Rose Into a Woman Now? Model Sparks Rumors She's Hooking Up With Teyana Taylor
  7. Cher's 'Serious Family Issue' Forces Her to Drop Out of Lifetime's Flint Water Crisis Movie
  8. Iggy Azalea's Brand New Single 'Mo Bounce' Released in Full
  9. Report: Friends Fear for Lisa Rinna's Life as She Takes Pills to Stay Thin
  10. Pregnant Beyonce Is 'in Hiding': She's Ballooned So Much She Doesn't Want Her Fans to See!

CELEBS PHOTO