Ty Herndon makes first official appearance with boyfriend

Ty Herndon

After coming out to Entertainment Tonight last month, Ty Herndon has now made his very first red carpet appearance with his partner of five years, Matt Collum.

The two were all smiles as they walked the red carpet at the TrevorLIVE charity event in Los Angeles on Sunday. 

The Trevor Project is an organization that provides counseling, crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBT youth.

Herndon also performed at the event. 

Oh, and Taylor Swift made an appearance … sort of. 

Check out the video below to hear Ty talk about what it feels like to walk the red carpet with Matt for the first time, their future plans, and what he's got going on musically at the moment.

And be sure to catch Ty out on tour with Jamie O'Neal and Andy Griggs in 2015.