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Sam Smith Comes Out as Genderqueer, Non-Binary

Sam Smith Comes Out as Genderqueer, Non-Binary

In the debut episode of Jameela Jamil's new Instagram-based show I Weigh Interviews, the "Stay with Me" singer has revealed that he identifies as "non-binary". "I've tried to change that into my thoughts on gender".

Though those identifying as gender non-conforming often times prefer to be addressed with."the pronouns "they" and "them", Sam Smith noted he wishes to continue to use the pronouns "he" and "him". You are your own special creation", said Smith. That is how I take it. That is how I take it. I think I float somewhere in between - somewhat on the spectrum'.

"I really hope this can make someone else who feels like me, a little less lonely and a little less alien", he said.

He added: "I think I put the weight back on in like two weeks, cause I hadn't figured out my relationship with food". "It's something I still think about, but I don't think it is (something I want)".

In a frank interview with I Weight ambassador and actress Jameela Jamil, the 26-year-old explained that after having been "chubby" as a kid and too self-conscious to swim, he then developed "breasts" in his adolescence, which began to negatively impact on his mental health. "At the time, I was very happy about it", he recalls.

Listen to the interview below.

"When I saw the word non-binary/genderqueer and I read into it and I heard these people speaking", Smith told Jamil, "I was like, "Fuck, that is me".

Sam, who is about to embark on a short tour in South Africa, also opened up about battling with his weight growing up, revealing that he had liposuction at 12-years-old.

When he wasn't discussing gender identities, Smith shared his struggles with weight and body image.

The singer also talked about the more feminine aspects of his personality and his body.

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He admitted that his signature suits were an attempt to hide issues with his weight.

Smith described a "wall" in terms of thinking about his gender identity in the past.

Smith offered similar sentiments in an October 2017 interview with The Sunday Times, in which he announced, "I feel just as much woman as I am man".

The Grammy victor, 26, sat down with actress and activist Jameela Jamil in the extremely candid interview where he confessed that a battle between his body and mind made him sometimes "think like a woman".

"Being 12 years old and having liposuction on your chest is quite a big deal", he said.

"I've sometimes sat there and questioned, do I want a sex change?"

"It's the basis of all my sadness".

The star revealed that his image has been a constant struggle throughout his life: "Literally everything I've ever been sad about is my weight". "The things I go through every day are different".

"Yesterday I made a decision to fight the f- back", he continued.


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