Sam Smith has come out as non-binary genderqueer.
The gay Oscar-winning English singer chose to reveal they identify on the trans spectrum in an Instagram interview.
Speaking to The Good Place actor Jameela Jamil, they spoke about his body issues in the show I Weigh.
They outlined the struggles they went through. They said they came out as gay at age 10, but then struggled with issues of gender for years.
Sam Smith comes out as non-binary genderqueer
They also developed breasts around age 11 and was told by a doctor they had an excess of estrogen in his chest.
Smith said they are now embracing a ‘non-binary genderqueer’ identity’.
When asked what they mean by those terms, Smith said ‘you do not identify in a gender’.
‘You are a mixture of all these different things. You are your own special creation,’ they said.
‘That is how I take it. I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between — somewhat on the spectrum.’
They said the question of gender has impacted their life.
‘Do I want a sex change?’
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‘I’ve sometimes sat there and questioned, do I want a sex change?’ they said.
‘It’s something I still think about, but I don’t think it is (something I want).’
Smith said they also view sexuality as a spectrum.
‘I’ve always been very free in terms of thinking about sexuality,’ they said. ‘I’ve tried to change that into my thoughts on gender.’
In their sex life, they realised they feel feminine.
‘When I move, when I have sex with men, it’s very feminine,’ they said. ‘I’ve been very feminine in many ways — and I’ve resented that.’
The 26-year-old said they hope they can become a spokesperson for the genderqueer community.