Scissor Sisters frontman proud to be gay role model

Fri. December 31, 2010 7:50 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

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Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears says he is "proud" to be a role model for gay teenagers coming to terms with their sexuality.

"I'm proud to be that," Shears told Independent Online. "I know what it's like to be a teenager, and what it's like to come out, and the difficulties of it all. And how it feels to be in school and be bullied."

"When I read about suicides and gay teenagers it's so tragic. I don't think teenagers realize that it actually does get better. The minute you're done with high school your life gets better," the 32-year-old singer said.

"If I'm the go-to for new gays, and if I can be someone that gay teenagers can look at as someone who's happy and who has made a good life for himself, then that's great."

Shears advice, "remain exactly who you are."

The band's third album, Night Work, came out this past year and the act is currently touring as the opener for Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga's Monster Ball with the Scissor Sisters will play DC's Verizon Center on Feb. 24, 2011, The United Center in Chicago on Feb. 28, 2011 and The Staples Center in LA on March 28, 2011. For a complete list of concert dates visit ladygaga.com.

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