Brothers Osborne

T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne Comes Out as Gay

Brothers Osborne
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T.J. Osborne, one-half of the country duo Brother Osborne, came out as gay in an interview published today by Time magazine

According to the article, T.J. is the only openly gay man signed to a major label country record deal. Osborne says he knew he was gay from a young age and came out to friends and family years ago. 

“I’m very comfortable being gay,” he told the publication. “I find myself being guarded for not wanting to talk about something that I personally don’t have a problem with,” he said. “That feels so strange.”

In an Instagram post Wednesday, John Osborne praised his “so talented, so caring, so giving” brother.

“He’s taking one of the most important steps of his entire life and he’s doing it in front of the entire world,” John Osborne said. “He’ll always have my support. No matter what, he will continue to have my support. It’s an honor to call him my brother.”

T.J. says he is worried people will thing “coming out will look opportunistic, or attention-seeking.”

“People will ask, ‘Why does this even need to be talked about?’ and personally, I agree with that,” he says. “But for me to show up at an awards show with a man would be jaw-dropping to people. It wouldn’t be like, ‘Oh, cool!”

You can read the full interview on Time.com.

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