LGBTQ Heroes: Brendon Urie
As we continue our celebration of queer icons, let’s take a look at the life and career of singer Brendon Urie.
12 April 1987
Born in Utah, Urie grew up in Las Vegas. His family are Mormons, members of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
It was at high school in Las Vegas that Urie met Brent Wilson. Urie joined Wilson’s band, Panic! at the Disco. Urie initially joined as the band’s guitarist, but soon became the lead singer.
Panic! at the Disco has released six studio albums with Urie as lead vocalist.
A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005)
- Pretty. Odd. (2008)
- Vices & Virtues (2011)
- Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013)
- Death of a Bachelor (2016)
- Pray for the Wicked (2018)
Urie married Sarah Orzechowski in 2013. In a 2018 interview with Paper magazine, Urie confirmed that he has had relationships with men and described himself as Pansexual – “I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her but I’m not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person. If a person is great, then a person is great.”