American singer-songwriter Greyson Chance came out as gay with an inspiring message to his fans, on July 20, Thursday.
In an Instagram post, the “Back On The Wall” singer shared a part of his private life “which I have kept distant from my career in music.”
“I came to fully recognize that I was gay when I was sixteen,” Chance wrote.
He said the decision to publicize his sexuality now at 19 was because he wanted to take his time to find comfort and confidence in his own skin.
“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 singer said.
It was also topics regarding music, politics, arts, books, and the ‘greatness’ of American rapper Nas’ catalog that Chance thought were far more interesting than the type of guy he is into.
His fans were quick to express their support to the singer following his announcement.
“I love you regardless of your sexuality. I know you’re reading this. I will always support you, love you no matter who you are and what you are,” one fan said.
“I’ve been in love with your music and soul since I was 12 years old. You have never failed to inspire me to be my true self. I’m so proud to be a fan, and I’m so proud of you for being true to yourself. Love you, g,” another loyal fan commented.
Jake Zyrus, also sent a message of support for Chance.
“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,” Chance continued. Awww, sweet!
The 19-year-old singer first shot to fame when his April 2010 performance of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at a sixth-grade music festival went viral on YouTube. He went on to release his debut album under Ellen Degeneres’s music label at the age of 12.
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