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Harry Styles helps young gay fan come out to mum during San Jose show - WATCH

The former One Direction star paused his gig after spotting a sign in the crowd.

2018-07-12

Harry Styles proved himself every bit the LGBT ally once again during a gig on Wednesday night (July 11) as he helped a young fan come out to her mother.

There were sweet scenes in San Jose, Texas, as former One Direction star Styles, paused his show after spotting a girl in the crowd holding a hand-made sign bearing the words: "I'm gonna come out to my parents because of you."

During a break between songs, Styles pointed to the girl before asking her name and where her parents were. 

The fan, named Grace, replied that her mother Tina was staying in a hotel nearby, prompting Harry to hush the crowd as he yelled: "Tina, she's gay!"

He added: "Congratulations, I'm very happy for you", before leading the crowd in a chant of 'Tina, she's gay'.

"You'll see that next time on a t-shirt, 'Tina, she's gay'," Styles added.

Grace, who'd shared a picture of her sign before the show on Twitter with the caption "I’m not expecting anything but I hope he at least sees it," later posted to say that she'd shown her mother a video of the exchange after the show, coming out to her in the process.

 

 

She wrote on Twitter: "I SHOWED MY MOM THE VIDEOS FROM TONIGHT. SHE IS OVERJOYED AND SAYS THAT “YES I DO LOVE YOU AND YOU CAN BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE” SHE WANTS TO THANK HARRY FOR HELPING ME COME OUT and she has decided to come to LA Night 1 with me :) Thank you @Harry_Styles 💓

Grace later thanked Harry for his ongoing support of his large LGBT following, writing on Twitter alongside a video of the exchange: Thank you so much for creating an environment where I am proud to be who I am.

"Your continuous support of the LGBTQ+ has helped me come to love myself and feel safe. Thank you for tonight and I can’t wait to show Tina (my mom) this video.

"Love you always."