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Sam Smith Reveals Intimate Details About His Sexuality And Gender
Sam Smith is done hiding. He’s coming out. He wants the world to know. He’s gonna let it show.
The Grammy winning singer recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Sunday Times and revealed more about his sexuality, gender and his love of rockin’ stilettos, ho.
When asked about why it took him so long to come out, the now-25-year-old “Stay With Me” singer said, “Looking back on it, it was the fear of saying the wrong thing and offending.”
The Brit continued, “And I was 19 when I started writing the first album. I’d just moved to London from a village—I was literally the only gay in the village. I didn’t know what I wanted to say.”
“I love a heel,” he said. “I’ve got loads of heels at home.”
Sam goes on to say:
“People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn [Monroe], and all that. There was one moment in my life where I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really. I would wear full make-up every day in school, eyelashes, leggings with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for 2.5 years.”
And so everyone is clear where Sam stands in regards to his gender:
When the writer asked if does he feel like a “cisgender” man (Cisgender is a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth), he flashed two Venus symbol tattoos at the writer and said, “No. I mean, I’ve got these tattoos on my fingers.”
He added, “I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man.”
So, there you have it.