'X Factor' Winner Dalton Harris Comes Out as Pansexual

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday October 19, 2020

Dalton Harris, winner of the U.K.'s "The X Factor" season 15 in 2008, appears to have come out as pansexual over the weekend, ET Canada reports.

In a series of emotionally-charged Tweets, the Jamaican singer opens up about his turmoil following an apparent break-up of a relationship and subsequently struggling with suicidal thoughts:

He also Tweeted a photo of the pansexual flag, followed by a statement that, as a result of his tweets, "the term 'pansexual' was Googled a record amount of times in Jamaica. Always gd {sic} to help educate & spread awareness & acceptance. I am overwhelmed by the love. For those that experience similar challenges and reached out. Hang in there. It all leads back to LOVE."

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.