Greta Van Fleet’s Josh Kiszka Comes Out In Message Supporting LGBTQ+ Community
“These issues are especially close to my heart as I’ve been in a loving, same-sex relationship with my partner for the past 8 years.”
Greta Van Fleet vocalist Josh Kiszka posted a message on social media in support of the LGBTQ+ community and against recent legislative actions in Tennessee. Within the statement, Kiszka wrote, “These issues are especially close to my heart as I’ve been in a loving, same-sex relationship with my partner for the past 8 years.”
Kiszka went on to write, “Those close to me are well aware, but it’s important to me to share publicly.”
The Michigan native recently relocated to Nashville. Recent proposals by the Tennessee legislature played a significant role in Kiszka’s decision to speak out in support of the LGBTQ+ community.
“Where I’ve settled a home in Tennessee, legislators are proposing bills that threaten the freedom of love,” Kiszka wrote. “It’s imperative that I speak my truth for not only myself, but in hopes to change hearts, minds, and laws in Tennessee and beyond.”
“The LGBTQ+ community is a cultural pillar, constantly championing positivity and acceptance through art, music, literature, film, and most importantly, legislation,” Kiszka wrote. “The greatest mortal gift of all is our capacity to love and as we travel through time, may our greater understanding of the matter around and within us teach us to love ever deeper.”
Greta Van Fleet will embark on the Starcatcher World Tour in support of the Dave Cobb-produced album of the same name. The band, which consists of Kiszka, his brothers – guitarist Jake Kiszka and bassist/keyboardist Sam Kiszka – and drummer Danny Wagner, will follow the July 21 release of Starcatcher by touring North America from July 24 to September 23 and Europe from November 6 to December 6.
Read Josh Kiszka’s message below:
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