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Pvris Vocalist Lynn Gunn Opens Up On Her Coming Out Story

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Recently, Pvris front woman Lynn Gunn has opened up about coming out, along with confirming that Pvris shows are and always will be safe spaces for their fans.

Gunn bravely told her coming out story in a new interview with Billboard after writing about her experience in a letter written for pride month. Gunn wrote:

“I came out to my parents when I was 18 years old. I left a letter under my mother’s pillow, gave her a kiss goodbye and then embarked on my first tour ever … Ever since, my time has been swept up by life on the road performing with my band as an openly gay front woman.”

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“All of my friends knew and my family didn’t know at the time, and everybody had just been so supportive and so loving that I was like, “Ah, f— it — I need to be fully free, and my parents need to know.”

So right before leaving for her first tour, Gunn, wrote a letter and hid it under her mother’s pillow. But it wasn’t until she was in the van for her very first tour that she called her mother to tell her about the letter that was waiting for her.

“It was nerve-wracking. I remember driving off, and I’d kissed my mom goodbye and I was like, “Hey, I left you something under your pillow and I would really like for you to read it,” and she was all excited. She probably thought it was a present or something… I just remember sitting in the back of the van, putting my headphones in, and I feeling like I was going to be sick.”

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Gunn also revealed that her mother was upset when she read the letter, but only because she was unsure on what Gunn’s grandmother would think about her coming out.

Pvris are currently preparing for a headliner tour that will take place throughout September with Lights, Flint Eastwood and Party Nails.

“We’ve been working with this company called the Ally Coalition, which works integrating LGBTQ equality into music and art… We have certain organizations setting up, like, merch tables at our shows and even giving kids the resources and people to talk to is another way to create that safe space and let people know that you can be heard and you are welcome.”

“We’re delighted to be working with The Ally Coalition,” vocalist Gunn says. “The promotion of equal rights for the LGBTQ community is very important to our band and fan base. We thank everyone who chooses to purchase a ticket and join us in supporting the cause. Looking forward to seeing all of you this fall.” She continued.

Tour dates:

7/4 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/5 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Concert Cove-Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
7/12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beachfest
7/18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage **
7/22 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/23 – Centre Hall, PA – Karoondinha Festival
7/29 – Detroit, MI – Mo Pop Festival
7/31  – Lewiston, NY – Artpark (with Blink-182)
8/1 – Burgettstown, PA  – KeyBank Pavilion
8/18 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
8/19 – Kiewit – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
8/26 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
8/27 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
9/1 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
9/15 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/18 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
9/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
9/24 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful
9/25 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
9/26 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
9/29 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
9/30 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/1 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/3 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
10/4 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/6 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/7 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/10 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/17 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
10/18 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
10/22 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

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