Greyson Chance has something personal to tell the world: the singer-songwriter took to Instagram this morning (Thursday, 20th July) to publicly come out as a gay.
In his heartfelt lengthy post, the 19-year-old YouTube star explained his decision for opening up about his sexuality. This is something he has remain tight-lipped about – until now.
“The decision to write this came after I received a message from a brave individual. Such message inspired me to shed light on an aspect of my private life which I have kept distant from my career in music,” Chance captioned the Instagram image of the rainbow LGBT pride flag.
He continued, “I came to fully recognise that I was gay when I was 16. I decided not to publicise my sexuality largely due to a matter of privacy, as I was still trying to find comfort and confidence within my own skin. Further, I always found conversations regarding music, politics, art, books – and the greatness of Nas’ catalog – to be far more interesting than what type of guy I was into. This is still true today.”
“While this message is most definitely overdue, I encourage anyone who is navigating their sexuality to devote as much time as they need to the process of finding self-confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love. Hell, for me, it took years to write this message. Nevertheless, I figured now was the time to let a few more friends know that I am happy, I am here for you, and I am proud of who I am,” the talented musician wrote.
Since revealing this personal aspect of his life to world, there has been an outpouring of love and support from Enchancers (that’s what fans call themselves) and famous celebrities including Jake Zyrus (formerly known Charice) as well as popular talk show host Ellen Degeneres.
Happy for you, Greyson. @greysonchance
— Jake (@jakezyrus) July 20, 2017
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 19, 2017
Bravo Chance! We’re proud of you for having the courage to live your truth ;)
Source/ Featured image: Greyson Chance’s Instagram.