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This is the moment Sam Smith felt the most ‘proud to be queer’ in his life

This is the moment Sam Smith felt the most ‘proud to be queer’ in his life

Sam Smith during the Pride in London parade

Sam Smith has ‘never felt’ so ‘proud to be queer’ in his life after this weekend.

The Stay With Me singer took to social media today (8 July) to post a video of him marching at the annual Pride in London parade on Saturday (6 July).

In the video, Smith jumps up and down, while cheering and raising his hands to the beat of the music.

‘I have truly never felt this proud to be queer,’ he wrote in the tweet and Instagram post. ‘What a day.’

He then added: ‘Thank you, Queer Britain’ — a national LGBTI museum based in London.

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards replied to Smith’s Instagram post: ‘I love you so much!’ While singer Ricky Martin wrote: ‘Love it!’ alongside rainbow flag emojis.

Years and Years’ Olly Alexander replied: ‘Go on Sam!’ Then freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy wrote: ‘I love this’.

Sam Smith comes out as non-binary

Earlier this year, Sam Smith came out as non-binary genderqueer, but noted he will continue to use male pronouns for the moment.

Speaking to The Good Place actor Jameela Jamil, Smith spoke about his body issues in the show I Weigh.

He outlined the struggles he went through and said he came out as gay at age 10, but then struggled with issues of gender for years.

Sam Smith | Photo: Instagram/samsmithworld
Sam Smith | Photo: Instagram/samsmithworld

Smith said he is now embracing a ‘non-binary genderqueer’ identity.

When asked what he meant 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,’ he said.

‘That is how I take it. I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between — somewhat on the spectrum.’

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