We are so touched by his honesty!
On Friday, rapper Mykki Blanco wrote on his Facebook page that he has been HIV positive for the past four years.
The transgender and multigendered artist — whose real name is Michael Quattlebaum Jr. — wrote:
This reveal coincides with this past weekend's Los Angeles Pride Festival which not only celebrates LGBT culture, but also human rights and tolerance for others.
In a follow up comment to his own post, the performer exclaimed:
"No more living a lie. HAPPY PRIDE."
In response to a commenter who called him "a hero and a warrior," Blanco wrote: