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Fans flood Twitter with #ThankYouTroye, celebrating Troye Sivan coming out 5 years ago

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Sivan performing at Capitol Pride this year | Photo: Flickr/Ted Eytan

Fans are flooding Twitter with the hashtag #ThankYouTroye today (7 August). The reason? Australian singer Troye Sivan came out five years ago today and fans are honoring what he means to them with the hashtag.

Five years ago, before sporting his now trademark bleach blond hair, Sivan came out in video on his YouTube page.

‘This is most nervous I’ve ever been in my entire life,’ he said in the clip.

‘It feels kind of weird to have to announce it like this on the Internet, but … this is not something that I’m ashamed of, and it’s not something anybody should have to be ashamed of, so why not share it with all of you guys?’

He added that he ‘always knew something was a little bit different’ about himself.

Sivan came out privately to his family three years before the video, in 2010.

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‘Our gay superhero’

On Twitter, fans celebrated the anniversary with tweets and photos of the singer. They tweeted about what he’s done for them and countless others throughout his career as an inspiring gay role model.

Blooming in confidence

Sivan tweeted about the hashtag and called himself the ‘luckiest in the world to have you all’.

‘Thanks for a crazy journey so far,’ he finished.

His second studio album, Bloom, is coming out on 31 August.

He can also be seen in the upcoming movie Boy Erased, which is already being hailed as an Oscars contender.

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