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Dan Gillespie Sells Comes Out in Attitude

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I think we might have found ourselves a brand-new gay icon in the making. Yesterday, I alerted you about hot new British pop band The Feeling. In a pile of magazines here on my desk, I found the July issue of Attitude that features the group's enigmatic frontman Dan Gillespie Sells. In an interview with Martin Aston, the singer talks openly about his homosexuality and feeling "the odd one out."

Given his charismatic stage persona, sense of style and fashion and heartfelt songwriting with tremendous mainstream potential, Gillespie Sells is a new gay heartthrob to lust after.

Some quotes from the interview:

About feeling different: "My mum's gay, my uncle too, so I grew up thinking it was perfectly normal, but I certainly felt strange in the gay community, like the odd one out. (...) I wrote 'Strange" at that point in your life when you realise you feel the odd one out."

About having a lesbian mother: "The first time I discovered not everyone had two mums and a dad was when I went to school."

About London's gay nightlife: "Nobody in Soho ever really feels beautiful or desirable, do they? Because everyone's going around like peacocks (. . .) Everyone is oozing sexuality, but they're quite clearly dying for a hug."

Read the entire interview Dan Gillespie had with Martin Aston here (courtesy of Attitude). The Feeling's EP "Four Stops And Home" was released on October 10 and is available on iTunes. Watch their new video "Sewn" here.

Listen to The Feeling "Strange"

October 25, 2006 in Gay Artists | Permalink





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great pic of Dan - he's so stylish.And that is a great candid interview he did...

Posted by: Paul at Oct 25, 2006 2:13:58 PM

That's a nice quote about needing a hug. He's right.

Posted by: xolondon at Oct 25, 2006 4:22:09 PM

Dan actually came out in an interview in Boyz magazine a few weeks before the Attitude interview. I think it's great that nowadays pop and rock stars can come out and it's no big deal. In Britain anyway, I don't know how different it is overseas.

Posted by: Neio at Oct 26, 2006 4:10:05 AM

Sorry but to my knowledge Dan was never IN the closet to start with.

It's been generally known and he's never hidden the fact. It's always been a non-issue.

Just like it should be!

Posted by: Chad at Oct 26, 2006 6:04:56 AM

Oh DAMN. I just saw him in concert Saturday and got a pick with him but figured nothing of it with all the clamouring girls surrounding him. haha for them...
DAMNIT. I knew I should have gotten even closer with him in the pic!

Posted by: Vance at Oct 26, 2006 10:37:37 AM

i think dan is an amazingly talented person and i love him even more for not hiding the fact that he is gay in case it 'damaged' his career and its great hes not making a big deal over it. go dan!!! xxx

Posted by: debbie at Nov 15, 2006 4:28:38 AM

im sure dan broke many female hearts but good for him feeling comfortable enough to speak openly about his sexuality. Its sadly true the bets looking are always the gay ones! x

Posted by: laura at Nov 15, 2006 10:40:35 AM

woooo!

Posted by: lucy at Nov 15, 2006 12:46:49 PM

I think he is really good looking its a shame he is to old for me

Posted by: Carla at Nov 24, 2006 10:50:59 AM

OMG- He's gay?! NOOOO!!!! lol! why is it all the good looking guys are gay?!

Posted by: sophia at Dec 12, 2006 11:36:44 AM

I love Dan so much!! He is like so good looking and a genuine nice guy, and i'd go out with him if he wasn't gay, howver go Dan for being open about your sexuality and i admire you even more than i did before! Your a lil sweetheart and an amazing talented member of the feeling! THE FEELING ROCK MY SOCKS OFF! xXx

Posted by: Antonia at Dec 18, 2006 2:42:01 AM

Cool singer and such a sexy hot guy! Wish I was younger.....phew!

Posted by: David at Dec 27, 2006 7:45:36 AM

Doesn't matter in the slightest that he is gay......it is his and The Feelings music that matters, not Dan's sexuality!

Posted by: Gary at Dec 28, 2006 9:13:41 AM

I AM A HUGE FAN OF YOU. I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AND GO TO A CONCERT OF YOURS. I LOVE YOUR MUSIC. AND I LOVE ' DAN GILLESPIE SELLS ' I THINK THAT IF HE CAN TELL THE WORLD HE IS HOMOSEXUAL THAN HE IS ONE GREAT GUY AND I LOVE HIM!!!!! I THINK EVEN MORE OF YOU NOW THAN I EVER DID BEFORE!!! YOU ARE AND AMAZING GUY AND I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!

GOOD LUCK IN THE FUTURE GUYS AND KEEP BEING A FAB BAND!!!!!

FROM REBEKAH RODGETT.

Posted by: REBEKAH RODGETT at Dec 29, 2006 2:47:26 AM

Dan is a lovely guy with a great voice. I love The Feeling and the lyrics are great. I bet he's a real sweetheart

Shauny
xxxxxxx

Posted by: Shaun at Jan 4, 2007 8:54:14 PM

i love him i love him he's so beautiful

Posted by: Rachel at Jan 5, 2007 1:11:51 PM

get over it, he is gay, you cant change it and who says he would like you anyway? grow up and let him have his boyfriends, you guys are so sad, it upsets me! hahahaha FREAKS!

Posted by: P3R$ON at Jan 7, 2007 1:31:47 PM

I think its great that hes come out, he cant live a lie. rock on dan! i went to the feeling's gig at manchester academy, it was GREAT. i think all of the band are gorgeous, especially dan!xxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by: xxjoannexx at Jan 16, 2007 8:49:05 AM

I am really upset that Dan is gay because hes so good looking . It was a shock because I 've fancied him for a long time but you have to be true to yourself . I really want to meet him

Posted by: Karen at Feb 17, 2007 11:09:45 AM

Me and my friend love dan even though hes gay.. Its not like we had a chance anyway. And everyones going on about him having good looks it's also about him having such a beautiful voice, being so good on the guitar and writing such amazing songs.. The good looking things just a perk ^.^ And girls if youre THAT desperate then there is the rest of The feeling heehee but Kevans MINE =P

Posted by: Alli at Feb 19, 2007 10:50:35 AM

I think Dan is beautiful for his way of thinking and his lyrics..they are lyrics that go bham! Hit you right in the heart and leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy.. People dress themselves up to look like sex, but all everyone wants is a big hug and someone to love and not to be lonely right?! so stop lusting and start loving.

Beautiful songs and a beautiful person!

Posted by: Alice at Mar 25, 2007 11:35:17 AM

i only just found out he was gay... o well i don't care coz im in love with Pete Wentz. he's sex on legs

Posted by: elie at Apr 17, 2007 10:37:18 AM

Dan is so gorgeous I was kind of dissapointed that he is gay, but he's a bit too old for me and he probably wouldn't have been interested in me anyway. :) I say good for him for coming out and not caring what other people think. I love him for his style and beautiful beautiful music. Love you Dan, forever!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
p.s. that is a brill pic of him, so serious. :P

Posted by: Robyn at May 9, 2007 3:47:55 AM

OOO realmente no lo sabia y me encanta su musica.. de hecho el me encanta... no importa su sexualidad.. es un hombre muy atractivo y le deseo muchos exitos con sus cosas... me parece genial que trabajen esos temas con tal libertad... Genial!!!

Posted by: stefania at May 30, 2007 3:54:57 PM

I have full respect for ya dan i know how hard it can be, plus saw you at delamere the other week an you looked sooooo hot an everyone will stick with u an the band your amazin xx

Posted by: A.J at Jul 1, 2007 12:42:37 PM