• Aussie singer and YouTuber Troye Sivan. (Getty Images, Jemal Countess)Source: Getty Images, Jemal Countess
Evan credited his coming out to the Aussie singer, who has been a vocal activist for LGBT+ rights for years.
By
Stephanie Marie Anderson

9 Jun 2016 - 2:58 PM  UPDATED 9 Jun 2016 - 2:58 PM

It's no secret by now that Troye Sivan has a great relationship with his fans. The Aussie musician and YouTuber, who came out to his parents when he was 15 and to his YouTube fans three years later, often expresses his love for his fanbase, like after the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year, where he was named Kia's One To Watch:

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He also helped a bisexual girl come out to her mum at a concert in Washington in March, reading a note she threw onstage aloud to the audience, which included the girl's mother.

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Inspired by Sivan and his music, a teenager named Evan found the courage to come out to his father as transgender.

Speaking to his father via iMessage, Evan wrote: "I've known for awhile now that I'm transgender. I'm a boy and I don't know how you'll take it but you're my best friend and I felt it was right to tell you and yeah I'm a boy."

Evan's dad was totally supportive, responding: "You've got my whole support. It's my job as a dad to love you, and that's what I'll do."

In the message coming out, Evan has asked that his father not tell his mother, and his dad agreed not to, writing "If you don't want me to, I won't... I know your mom is against all of this but if one day you decide to tell her and she blows up as per usual, give me a call and I'll settle it."

Overwhelmed by his dad's reaction, Evan replied: "I'm crying so much I love you so so much thank you I don't know what I'd do without you".

Evan screencapped the exchange and uploaded it to Twitter, crediting Sivan as the inspiration behind his coming out:

The tweet, which has been liked more than 47 thousand times, caught the singer's eye, prompting him to retweet the story. Since then, the media has picked it up, and Evan's found the coverage somewhat overwhelming:

Thankfully, it appears that the teen has been thoroughly welcomed and supported by Sivan's legion of fans, who've all been tweeting messages of love and support:

And the good news doesn't stop there, because Troye just fulfilled Evan's by following him on Twitter:

Congrats on everything, Evan!