Greyson’s Gay

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Greyson Chance first made waves in public with an amazingly accomplished cover of “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga, which went viral after he performed it for Ellen DeGeneres at the age of 12.

Today, Greyson has announced on Instagram that he’s gay, and explains why it took him a bit of time to acknowledge his sexuality.

“I came to fully recognize that I was gay when I was sixteen,” he writes. “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.” He also explained his perspective that his sexuality wasn’t necessarily the most interesting topic of conversation: “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.”

He changed his mind after reading an inspirational message from one of his fans, which made him realize the importance of LGBTQ visibility — even if you have to find it on your own terms.

“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 says. “Hell, for me, it took years to write this message.”

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. I came to fully recognize that I was gay when I was sixteen. 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 – 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. Cheers -G

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  1. 😘💕Best of luck to him!
    I’ve always loved him, much like Ronan & Jack Vidgen and still listen with pleasure to his CDs, and theirs on occasion. He was a sweet boy then and most probably still is, be he gay or not…
    😈Contrary to my previous statements, not ‘all boys’ go to hell after reaching puberty!

  2. Attempting to load surprise… failed
    I have a theory now, gay guys are cuter than straight guys.

  3. Hey, I see the Euro Million jackpot is €36M tomorrow, maybe I should play, because for the first time in my life, one of my wishes came true! Way to go, Greyson, and thanks for not hiding it, you’re an awesome singer.

  4. “…trying to find comfort and confidence within my own skin.” That’s just about the most flawless skin I’ve ever seen. Every aspect of his face is perfect here. Love this “serious” photo of him.

  5. Oh my. Where do I begin. A learher boy in a tight white tee shirt. I wonder uf he’s wearing tight levis, red tight underpants bobbie socks and black and white lace up canvas trainers. What a cutie pie. Then and now. What age is he. I bet hes a goer. Probably a stud in bed?

  6. Good for him, although for most of us, we already knew this — very shortly after the singing of Paparazzi on stage and afterwards on The Ellen Show. But it’s nice that he’s made it “official.” Good luck to him in his career.

    In America, today, it shouldn’t be that difficult for someone like him to come out “publicly” (either to just family or even more) because he’s in the Arts field. I know it still is for millions, but it shouldn’t be. And now the political theater in America today is just making it even more difficult and setting us back a few decades. We now have the most incompetent government in the history of our nation with absolute stooges following in its path.

  7. When someone is coming out it often sounds like a ‘confession’, like if there was any guilt in it…
    Are we doomed to ‘come out’? Heteroes aren’t.
    What would it be like if we weren’t the minority?

    1. You can’t come out if you weren’t first in. I didn’t “come out”! I wasn’t in!

      I cringe when I hear guys who’ve been living a proud gay for years explain that they had to “come out” to their new acquaintance… no the fuck you didn’t!

      “Come out” is short for “come out of the closet”, a place where we once hid our desires from our society and others. You can’t come out of a closet you weren’t in. “Come forward”. “Express yourself”. Don’t “Come out”.

      Closets imply hiding something. Lying. Being in the closet is having a girlfriend and fucking her brother. Being in the closet is telling your friends you think that girl is hot when you’re checking out her male friend. There are lots of young men today who never are in a closet, who are blessed with the understanding that gay is okay at puberty. I am proud for them. The day they acknowledge “I like boys” isn’t coming out, its expressing themselves!

      There is such a thing as “figuring things out”. And there is celebration in the moment you first express your understanding of yourself. But unless that expression was first understood and suppressed and hidden, only then was a person in the closet.

      And sometimes you need to be! Sometimes, even today, that closet is necessary! Like in the Middle East! Or in a conservative Christian household. But we shouldn’t be apologetic for expressing ourselves!

      I expressed myself at 24. I was asexual and not interested in anyone or anything romantically. I masturbated to the good feelings I felt when I did it and not the fantasy of sex. I woke up one day and was like, “I’m lonely” and I started looking for a companion. I found happiness in a man. And I told people.

      Grayson didn’t have a closet unless at 16 he began actively hiding his true self out of fear and shame. Waiting to share it with his public fans… that was his prerogative. Just like I feel it is inappropriate to tell the checkout lady at the grocery I sleep with men, some topics are still private. But should the grocery lady ask and should I wish to tell, I’m not coming out to her. I’m stating fact. I’m expressing myself.

    1. Hi Penboy.

      Just posted 4 posts on raised without gender. First two with youtube videos are awaiting moderation. The last time this happened it stayed like that for 3 days before disappearing for good. And what was this filth that I posted last month that could get this site closed and us all arrested? Johnny Cash singing Ring of Fire. I wonder if this site is regulated from Pyongyang?

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