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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Everybody’s got to come into the 21st century’: Becky Hill admits she finds going abroad ‘especially difficult’ after coming out as queer

  • A reclaimed slur, the umbrella term ‘queer’ is used by those who do not identify as heterosexual or the gender binary
  • The singer, 27, declared herself a member of the LGBTQ+ community earlier this year, however was left feeling perplexed following a recent interview in Poland
  • She told MailOnline at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball: ‘One of the things that I found especially difficult is talking about my queerness in different countries
  • ‘I recently went to Poland and I was asked about being queer in an interview and what it meant considering I had a boyfriend who was in a heterosexual relationship’ 
  • ‘But it’s difficult when attitudes in certain areas of the world haven’t been brought up to the same date as us
  • ‘Everybody’s gonna get used to the idea that queer people are here and not going anywhere’ 










Becky Hill has admitted she finds going abroad abroad ‘especially difficult’ due to archaic attitudes towards her ‘queerness’.

A reclaimed slur, the umbrella term is used by anybody who does not identify as heterosexual or the gender binary.

The singer, 27, declared herself a member of the LGBTQ+ community earlier this year, however was left feeling perplexed following a recent interview in Poland.

Frustrating: Becky Hill has admitted she finds going abroad abroad 'especially difficult' due to archaic attitudes towards her 'queerness'

Frustrating: Becky Hill has admitted she finds going abroad abroad ‘especially difficult’ due to archaic attitudes towards her ‘queerness’

She exclusively told MailOnline at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball: ‘One of the things that I found especially difficult is talking about my queerness in different countries.

‘I recently went to Poland and I was asked about being queer in an interview and what it meant considering I had a boyfriend who was in a heterosexual relationship.’

Becky has been with her other half, who works in the events industry, for almost six years. However he has remained out of the spotlight despite her chart-topping fame.

Frazzled: The singer, 27, declared herself a member of the LGBTQ+ community earlier this year, however was left feeling perplexed following a recent interview in Poland

Frazzled: The singer, 27, declared herself a member of the LGBTQ+ community earlier this year, however was left feeling perplexed following a recent interview in Poland

The Wish You Well songstress continued: ‘I answered it very honestly – as I would always answer any question I get asked.

‘But it’s difficult when attitudes in certain areas of the world haven’t been brought up to the same date as us.

‘Everybody’s got to come into the 21st century, everybody’s got to get used to the idea that queer people are here and not going anywhere.’

‘Hopefully people will start to love the queer community as much as I do.’

Opening up: She exclusively told MailOnline at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball: 'One of the things that I found especially difficult is talking about my queerness in different countries' (pictured on Saturday)

Opening up: She exclusively told MailOnline at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball: ‘One of the things that I found especially difficult is talking about my queerness in different countries’ (pictured on Saturday)

She previously told Attitude: ‘I felt a bit like an imposter because I’ve had a boyfriend for five and a half years… I feel much better now I am under the queer umbrella.

‘I also think it’s important for women to own their queerness, instead of over-sexualising their desire for other women for the sake of straight men.

‘I know I enjoy sleeping with women, to what degree of that I don’t know, but I’d rather call myself queer and name it for what it is, than have men fantasise over the idea that I might be bi-curious or like a cheeky threesome here and there.’

Becky entered the music industry aged just 17 after reaching the semi-final of The Voice in 2012, and revealed there are ‘lingering attitudes and behaviours’ that she does not approve of.

Having read Kill Your Friends by screenwriter John Niven in order to brace herself for the business, she told MailOnline: ‘For anybody that wants to know what it’s like to be in the music industry, that book gives you a very good idea.’

When pressed about the specifics of her claims, she replied: ‘Anything that sits around sexism, racism, homophobia, drug use, the kind of wild cowboy people that are in every industry, but are especially prolific in the music industry.’

Throwback: Becky entered the music industry aged just 17 after reaching the semi-final of The Voice in 2012, and revealed there are 'lingering attitudes and behaviours' that she does not approve of (pictured in 2012)

Throwback: Becky entered the music industry aged just 17 after reaching the semi-final of The Voice in 2012, and revealed there are ‘lingering attitudes and behaviours’ that she does not approve of (pictured in 2012)

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