Harry Styles helps fan come out as gay to her mom in the middle of his concert
You wouldn't be mistaken for thinking that musicians like Harry Styles have it all; dashing good looks, the adoration of women all around the globe, and all the other effluvia that comes hand-in-hand with fame.
What is rare, however, is to find a celebrity who actually uses their influence and riches to make the world a better place. And as it turns out, the erstwhile One Direction member is one of them. Harry - who has been a long-time advocate for the LGBTQ+ community - recently helped a fan come out to her parents at one of his concerts.
Harry Styles has managed to make his gigs such a safe space that one fan felt comfortable enough to tell him that he'd inspired her to attempt to come out to her mum.
The individual in question created a banner that read, "I’m gonna come out to my parents because of you." And if that isn't enough to make you well up, what Harry did next definitely will. The pop-star spotted the sign, and decided to make it a reality.
He asked the girl her name, which she revealed to be Grace, and then asked where her mum was. "Four miles away in her hotel room" came the response.
Harry then decided that if the entire concert came together and shouted "Tina, she's gay", Grace's mother might just be able to hear it. The arena in San Jose, Texas, erupted into screams and cheers as Harry repeated the chant, urging the audience get involved.
Afterwards, the 24-year-old quipped, "You’ll see that next time on a t-shirt, ‘Tina, she’s gay.’" And yes, hello, where is that merch?
Grace later took to Twitter to share a video of the moment. She wrote, "Thank you so much for creating an environment where I am proud to be who I am. Your continuous support of the LGBTQ+ has helped me come to love myself and feel safe. Thank you for tonight and I can’t wait to show Tina (my mom) this video. Love you always."
In the same night, Harry also congratulated a pregnant fan, and got the crowd to sing "Congratulations to Rachel and her son" to the theme of the "Happy Birthday" song, without even knowing the sex of the baby.
And talking to The Sun about Miley Cyrus' pansexuality, Harry stated "Being in a creative field, it's important to be progressive. People doing stuff like that is great."
"It's weird for me – everyone should just be who they want to be. It's tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that."