A Great Big World’s Chad Vaccarino Comes Out As Gay In Touching Video: WATCH

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Chad Vaccarino, singer-songwriter for A Great Big World, is opening up about his life in an ongoing “Day in the Life” series on YouTube.

Today, Chad discussed finding out he had MS while still in college and how the stresses in his life contributed to his poor health. But it wasn’t just schoolwork and socializing: “I was grappling with my own sexuality, dealing with coming out to my closest friends and family members,” he says in the clip below. “It was the most stressful time of my lifem which caused it to become the unhealthiest time of my life.”

Fortunately, Chad has found a program that works for him, and he’s been able to treat his symptoms successfully. His message is one of hope both for people with MS and the LGBT community.

Catch A Great Big World at Logo’s Trailblazers special, June 26 at 9pm.

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