Live your truth, Greyson Chance!
On Wednesday, the singer officially came out as gay on Instagram.
According to the musician, he decided to go public with the news after receiving “a message from a brave individual.” The 19-year-old adds:
“Such message inspired me to shed light on an aspect of my private life which I have kept distant from my career in music.”
Although he knew he was gay when he was 16, he was still in the process of coming to terms with his sexuality. Additionally, he doesn’t find the subject to be that “interesting.”
“I decided not to publicize 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 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ and the greatness of Nas’ catalog ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ to be far more interesting than what type of guy I was into. This is still true today.”
Overall, he encourages his fans to be their authentic selves, and to discover their inner voice!
“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.”
Bravo, Greyson! BRAVO!
[Image via Greyson Chance/Instagram.]