She Wishes She Had a Queer Community When She Was Younger
Kiyoko has been aware of and comfortable with her own sexuality for a while now, but she never had a supportive group growing up — which is exactly why she wants to give that community to other people. "I think that it's exciting and inspiring that people are able to connect to these stories . . . To be able to share that with other people is such a beautiful thing," she told fellow queer performer Kehlani during a July 2018 conversation for The Fader. "I never really had that community growing up. I really just want to continue to focus on the art. I think that's my responsibility and that's where the pressure is: constantly putting out good work and being truthful and honest with everyone."