There’s no denying that British singer, songwriter and actor Harry Styles has turned his concert stages into a safe space for LGBTQ+ fans. During his gig at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday 19 June, the ‘As It Was’ singer spotted the request of an Italian fan, Mattia, who was holding up a sign that read: “From Ono to Wembley: Help me come out.”
After asking the fan to pass the sign to him onstage, Styles said, “So you would like the people of Wembley to bring you out. Okay? All right.” Grabbing a rainbow flag, he continued, “Make some noise for Mattia everyone!”
As the crowd cheered and chanted the fan’s name, Styles said, “When this flag goes above my head, you are officially out. I think that’s how it works… Alright, when this [flag] goes over the head, you’re officially gay, my boy!”
The singer then proceeded to run back and forth on the stage with the flag by his feet as his band helped build the anticipation with drum rolls. At one point, Styles even teased the fan by joking, “Nope, still straight!” before finally waving the flag above his head in triumph and declaring, “Congratulations, Mattia, you’re a free man!”
As the crowd cheered, the singer waved and blew kisses to the fan before continuing his show.
This was night two of Styles’ Wembley shows. Following his first concert on Saturday 18 June, the singer tweeted that it was “one of my favourite shows we’ve ever played […] I don’t know where to begin thanking you, I’m completely overwhelmed. I’m so grateful, I’m so happy. Thank you, thank you. I love you all. See you later. H,” he wrote.
On Sunday, eagle-eyed fans also spotted Styles’ old bandmate, Niall Horan, wholesomely singing along to all of the singer’s hits—including One Direction’s debut single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’—with the rest of the crowd.
A day after the concert, Styles further announced Ha Ha Ha, his new collaborative capsule collection with Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele. The 25-piece menswear looks inspired by the 70s is set to hit the brand’s stores from mid-October.