‘American Idol’ Finalist David Archuleta Reveals He Is Part Of Lgbtqia+ Community; Talks “Trying To Find That Balance” With His Faith

‘American Idol’ Finalist David Archuleta Reveals He Is Part Of Lgbtqia+ Community; Talks “Trying To Find That Balance” With His Faith
Singer-songwriter David Archuleta revealed on Saturday that he is part of the Lgbtqia+ community, talking about how he’s grappled with his sexual identity, in relation to his Mormon faith.

“I’ve been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality,” the former American Idol finalist said in a message shared on Instagram. “I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual.”

Archuleta subsequently said that he also identifies, in some ways, with people who identify as asexual, asking for “more understanding” and compassion, on the part of those who haven’t had to reconcile their sexuality and faith. “There are people experiencing the same feelings of being Lgbtqia+…who are wrestling to follow their beliefs that are so important to them, just as I have,
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