Troye Sivan: A Journey of Music, Activism, and Personal Growth

The journey of Troye Sivan.

Troye Sivan Mellet, known professionally as Troye Sivan, is an Australian singer-songwriter and actor who has gained international fame for his music and activism. Born on June 5, 1995, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sivan moved to Perth, Australia, where he was raised. He began his career on YouTube, amassing over 2 million followers before signing a recording contract with EMI Australia in 2013

Troye Sivan, singer-songwriter, actor, YouTube, LGBTQ+ rights, personal life
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Early Life and Career

Sivan’s career began on YouTube, where he gained popularity for his singing videos. His YouTube channel has over 250 million views and more than 4.1 million subscribers, making it the third most subscribed Australian YouTube channel

As an actor, he played young James Howlett in the 2009 X-Men film X-Men Origins: Wolverine and starred in the Spud film trilogy

Music Career

Sivan’s music career took off with the release of his first single “Happy Little Pill” from the TRXYE EP in 2014. His debut album, Blue Neighbourhood, was released in December 2015, and his second album, Bloom, was released in August 2018

His music has been well-received, with his song “Youth” winning Best Video and Song of the Year at the 2016 ARIA Music Awards. Sivan’s most recent album, Something to Give Each Other, was released in 2023

Troye Sivan YouTube Channel

Check out all of Troye’s music videos on his YouTube channel

Activism and Advocacy

Sivan is an avid advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He publicly came out as gay in a YouTube video in 2013 and has since used his platform to support the LGBTQ+ community

He has participated in numerous charitable events and has provided much-needed representation for young gay artists. Sivan has also spoken out against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, sending messages of hope to queer youth.

Personal Life

Sivan came out to his parents when he was 14, and his coming out was met with complete support and love

He has been in a long-term relationship with Jacob Bixenman for 4½ years, which ended in 2019. They remain friends and share custody of their dog, Nash. Sivan has expressed a desire to have children one day, though he is less attracted to the idea of marriage.


Troye Sivan is a talented artist and a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. His music, activism, and personal journey have made him an influential figure in the entertainment industry. His story serves as an inspiration for many, demonstrating the power of authenticity and the importance of using one’s platform to effect positive change.

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