PVRIS front woman Lynn Gunn sat down with BBC’s Newsbeat, where she shared her thoughts on the importance of being open about sexuality. “I used to want to be private about it,” she claimed. “But I think it’s something that needs to be shared publicly.”
The singer states that she never had a gay role model when she was growing up. “I never had someone to look up to and be like, ‘Oh, that person is okay, and they’re gay.’ If I can be that for someone, then it’s why I’m open about it,” she says, adding that she has a lot of interaction with fans on the subject via social media. “I think a lot of people are trying to accept themselves and come to terms with it because it’s still a pretty big thing right now.
“I think it’s good to have an open mind and speak about stuff if you have a platform to,” Lynn adds in the interview. “As long as it’s something positive and something that’s beneficial to other people”.
PVRIS released White Noise in 2014 via Rise Records. They will be joining Bring Me The Horizon and Issues on a whirlwind US tour this fall.