Troye Sivan Celebrates LGBT History with New Video for "Heaven"

Troye Sivan Celebrates LGBT History with New Video for "Heaven"

Just in time for tomorrow's inauguration.

Just in time for tomorrow's inauguration.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Today, pop singer and V103 cover star Troye Sivan releases his new Luke Gilford-directed music video for his track “Heaven,” which addresses his struggles with reconciling his sexual orientation with his religion. "Without losing a piece of me/How do I get to heaven?/Without changing a part of me/How do I get to heaven?" he sings on the track. It's a sentiment all too many face each day.

Spliced between clips of historic LGBT protests and loving gay couples, Sivan sings while in the embraced of a man, presumably his significant other, though we never see his face. That's ok, it's not about him. The resulting film is a poignant and touching montage of pro-queer imagery that is missing from most of mainstream music videos, and it couldn't come at a better time.

Tomorrow sees the inauguration of Donald Trump, whose proposed cabinet is entirely full of anti-LGBT politicians. The future vice president is also openly anti-LGBT, and has historically supported electroshock conversion therapy and "traditional" marriage. The message couldn’t be clearer: “We're here! We’re Queer! Get used to it!”

View Troye Sivan's V103 cover story in the slideshow below. 

TROYE WEARS COAT BURBERRY PANTS ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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