Harry Styles Helps Fan Come Out as Gay: "Congratulations, You Are a Free Man"

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Harry Styles took his electric "Love on Tour" show to Wembley Stadium on 19 June, where he performed to 90,000 fans, but there was one "Styler" whose night was made extra special. The "As It Was" singer, who wore a vest top adorned with oversize sequins and white high-waisted flared trousers, spotted a sign in the crowd saying "From Ono to Wembley: help me come out."

Styles then grabbed the sign from Italian Mattio and a Pride flag before telling the audience that as soon as he lifted the flag above his head, the fan would "officially be gay, my boy." The 28-year-old toyed with the audience by pretending to raise the flag to build momentum before flying it high and declaring: "Congratulations, Mattio, you're a free man!" While Styles stood with his head thrown back, the audience roared in celebration of Mattio's newfound freedom.

This isn't the first time Styles has shown his allyship to the LGBTQ+ community. On 3 November, he was performing a sold-out show in Milwaukee in the US when he singled out a banner reading: "My mom is in Section 201. Help me come out." The sign belonged to McKinley McConnell, who was standing by the stage with her mum in a different section. Styles asked if she wanted him to tell her mum, before shouting, "Lisa, she's gay!," as the crowd erupted into cheers and applause.

Eagle-eyed fans at Wembley Stadium this weekend also spotted some famous faces in the audience. "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown was seen singing along to Styles's "Love of My Life" to boyfriend Jake Bongiovi, and fellow bandmate Niall Horan was seen nodding along to their One Direction song "What Makes You Beautiful". Styles's mum, Anne, was seen at his Manchester gig on 17 June wearing a T-shirt branded with "The X Factor"'s logo that she wore during Styles's stint on the reality show.

Styles tweeted after his first gig this weekend: "Wembley, last night 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."

It's safe to say fans have been thrilled to see the "Golden" star back on home turf. Here's hoping he doesn't leave it too long before he's back again.

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