Olly Alexander said he’s never “going to shut up” about being gay in a new interview. Since his 2010 music debut with the band Years & Years, Alexander has become a beacon of hope for LGBTQ+ music fans around the world.

From writing LGBTQ+ inclusive songs to displaying queer love within his music videos, the young talent has never been shy about his sexuality.

However alongside support and admiration from fans, Alexander has also faced pushback from conservative critics. Earlier this year, the It’s A Sin star was called out for his BBC One New Year’s Eve performance.