Although he has felt a little overwhelmed at "having to be a voice" as a gay African American man, Lil Nas X is proud proud that his decision to come out has helped other young homosexual men in his community.
The 20-year-old rapper-and-singer - whose real names is Montero Hill - made the decision to announce he is homosexual on his Twitter account in June on the last day of Pride Month and although he has felt a little overwhelmed at "having to be a voice" as a gay African American man he is proud that his actions have inspired so many other people.
In an interview with GQ Hype - of which he is the cover star - he said: "Live your life to its fullest potential and don't really care too much about what other people think of you. I used to say that cliché, but I never really lived by it, until now. Since I came out, people have been coming up to me saying, 'You're making a way for us.' "