Lzzy Hale of Halestorm opens up about being “unapologetically bisexual”

Author Flavia Andrade - 17.6.2022

Halestorm‘s frontwoman Lzzy Hale celebrated Pride Month by sharing a very personal message on her social media. The singer and guitarist has been in a long time relationship with her bandmate Joe Hottinger, and wrote on her Instagram on June 16th:

“I’ve been approached by many outlets this month talking about pride … but I’m deciding to post this …straight from this lil bi – horses mouth.

I understood there was something different about me from an early age.
Growing up in a semi Christian household, all of the things I was feeling were inherently wrong.
So I hid my bisexuality for a long time.”

She went on to reflect about what being in a band meant in terms of freedom:

“It was through being in a band getting out of organized religion, finding my tribe and trudging through the dark murky waters of life that I was then able to be truly comfortable owning all the things that make me…Me.”

Hale ends her message with some wisdom for those “still riding the high seas”:

“I’m unapologetically bisexual. Navigating within my own spectrum of this tremendous rainbow that we are all a part of. What I hope to pass onto you, whether you are in a state of pride or still riding the high seas… is that by being your true self, embracing what makes you stand out to others, and owning your weird… these things ultimately become your superpowers. Your true self Is precious, no one can take it from you unless you let them. Wield it like a secret weapon.
As far as I know…We only get one time around this ride. So Live and breathe every single part of you. The good the bad, the colorful and the queer.
Rock on motherfuckers! I celebrate you!”

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