A Christian rock star has come out as gay.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports:

Trey Pearson the lead singer of Everyday Sunday, a Christian rock band, has come out as gay in a letter published online by Ohio-based magazine.

Pearson writes that he has been able to admit to himself and his family that he's gay even though he "never wanted to be." The singer calls his announcement "freeing," but adds that he has lost some of the closest people. He says some "church people" act like the worst people he has ever experienced.

Pearson also praises his wife for her support. The couple has two children together and even though they separated they share in parenting duties.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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