The musician opened up about his sexuality in an interview for Paper magazine, stating: "I'm married to a woman and I'm very much in love with her but I'm not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person. Yeah, I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don't care. If a person is great, then a person is great."
"I just like good people, if your heart's in the right place. I'm definitely attracted to men. It's just people that I am attracted to." He added: "I guess this is me coming out as pansexual."
Urie had previously long been considered an ally of the LGBTQ community, partially due to the track "Girls, Girls, Boys", which fans have said helped them embrace their bisexuality and queerness.
"That song was about my first threesome but they made it about coming out and accepting who you are as a person which I thought, what a way better message," Urie said of the song. "Taking this thing that I wrote about and then changing it to be more inspiring for your own purposes, what a beautiful idea."
"It was never weird for me," he said of understanding his own sexuality. "I know that it made a few people uncomfortable, when somebody gets uncomfortable about me doing what I used to call 'stage gay'. It kind of presses me to want to do it more."
"For our first headline tour I would go up to Ryan our guitar player, and like kiss him on the neck or kiss him on the mouth and he would be so mad. I was like, I just want to kiss you, bro. I would hang out with friends and after five or six beers we're just kind of like smooching on each other. People just get hammered and fool around."
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