Ben Platt appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to talk about his new album and open up about discussing his sexuality in his music.
“That’s a very new thing for me,” Platt, 25, told DeGeneres. “I’ve never had the opportunity, in my work or in my art, to discuss my sexuality or my relationships, so to have an opportunity to do that through something personal and through my piece of work has been wonderful.”
Platt also praised DeGeneres for paving the way for LGBT celebrities to come out.
“I am very inspired by
Platt publicly opened up about his sexuality on his album “Sing to Me Instead.” He says fans have been
“It’s exposing in a new way and I’m trying to show different parts of myself. [The fans] have been really wonderfully supportive.
“That’s what it should be,” DeGeneres replied. “It should just be like, ‘oh we happen to know that that person is gay and that should be it.
Platt also discussed his role on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series “The Politician” and performed his new song “Temporary Love.”