Sam Smith: ‘I Feel Just as Much Woman as I Am Man’

Sam Smith doesn’t need labels! “I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man,” he elaborated when asked if he feels like a cisgender man.

Prior to the release of his new album, Thrill of It All (November 3), Sam Smith the Oscar and Grammy winning singer/songwriter, shared some news about his gender identity with The Sunday Times.

“I love a heel,” Smith said. “I’ve got loads of heels at home. … People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn, and all that. There was one moment in my life where I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really.” Sam even spoke about his favorite drag store called House of Priscilla in Sydney, Australia.

In the spring of 2014, leading up to the release of his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith came out publicly.

“Looking back on it, it was the fear of saying the wrong thing and offending,” Smith said as to why he decided to wait so long before coming out to fans. “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 think they show my growth, my confidence,” he said of the tracks off his upcoming album (The Thrill of It All). “I feel like they show me. They show the gay guy I’ve become.”

The Sunday Times’ article is available online to subscribers. The article was summarized by U.K. publication Attitude.

Thank you for being an inspiration and role model for so many people Sam!


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