Greyson Chance has come out as a gay man! On Wednesday, the American singer-songwriter took to social media to share his story in hopes to inspire other people who are still afraid of embracing their sexuality. At the age of 16, the musician has already recognized that he was gay. Chance, however, thought it was best to conceal his sexuality to keep his private life away from the limelight.

Greyson on coming out as gay

The 19-year-old singer said he was lacking the confidence to come out when he finally realized that he was gay. In fact, Chance admitted that he did not have the confidence to accept his sexuality and thought that it was best for him to focus his attention on far more interesting things.

The "Waiting Outside the Lines" artist revealed he was inspired to come out after a "brave individual" messaged him with words of advice. Although he acknowledged that it took him a while to decide on publicizing his sexuality, Chance encouraged those who are still hiding in the closet to find courage in embracing who they are.

"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," he wrote.

The singer ended his message by assuring his family and friends that he is happy and proud of his decision to finally come out after years of hiding.

The Internet reacts to Greyson's heartfelt post

His coming out letter was positively received by both his fans and members of the LGBTQ community. Most of them lauded Chance for his courage and for serving as an inspiration to others. His fans also expressed their love for the singer and assured him of their continued support.

Chance was discovered when his cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" went viral in 2010.

His video has been viewed over 59 million times on YouTube as of today. The singer-songwriter officially made his debut with the release of "Hold On 'Til the Night" with the title track "Waiting Outside the Lines" in August 2011.

His debut single was followed by a mini-album, titled "Somewhere Over My Head," in May 2016. The EP consists of five tracks, namely "Afterlife," "Back on the Wall," "Hit & Run," "No Fear" and "More than Me." In the span of six years, Chance has already held four concert tours where he visited countries like the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and more to perform before his international fans.

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