Is Sam Smith Gay, Non Binary or Transgender?

Sam Smith is a non-binary trans. They came out to the public as gay in May 2014, and in 2019, they came out as non-binary, asking to be addressed by the pronouns they/them.

Sam Smith is known globally for their music. Even though their lyrics are very vulnerable, they rarely open up about their private life outside their songs. However, they have always been open about their sexuality, coming out as gay in 2014, as genderqueer in 2017, and as non-binary in 2019.

Is Sam Smith Gay?

Right from the early days of their music career, Sam Smith has never been shy about talking about their sexuality. They came out publicly as gay in 2014 during an interview with Fader published on May 28, where they said that their then-forthcoming debut album, In the Lonely Hour, was about a guy that they fell in love with in 2013 who did not love them back.

Smith also told Jameela Jamil in an interview in March 2019 that they accepted being gay and came out as far back as when they were ten. Thereafter, they ditched wearing boys’ clothes and made a complete switch to wearing skirts and other women’s clothing. By the time they turned fourteen, they switched things up by adding makeup to look more like a lady.

Since they gained public attention, Smith has been romantically linked to several men, including Adam Lambert, Elvin Smith, Andy Newton Lee, TayTay Stahrz, and Tom Daley. However, it is only their relationship with Brandon Flynn, Jonathan Ziezel, Jay Camilleri, and Charlie King that has been confirmed, not officially though.

Is Sam Smith Male or Transgender?

Sam Smith was born male on 19 May 1992 to Frederick Smith and Kate Cassidy, but they have always believed that they were not a boy. At the age of 12, they became fully aware of the fact that their body features were not the same as that of other boys. This was because they were developing breasts, which was a confirmation to them that they were all along. A doctor told their parents that the reason for the breasts was because they had high levels of estrogen in their body.

Many years later, Sam became famous, and being a public figure, a lot of people had various opinions about their sexuality, with some saying they is transgender. This is probably because they wears female clothes, especially skin tights or brightly colored clothes.

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Describing Sam as transgender may not be entirely wrong. The singer identifies as non-binary, and non-binary identities fall within the transgender umbrella because non-binary people identify with a gender that is different from their sex. Even though some non-binary people do not see themselves as transgender, Sam seems not to be one of them.

In a 2022 interview with GQ UK, Sam Smith said,”… I’ve always felt queer. I’ve always felt non-binary trans. My whole life.”

What Is Sam Smith’s Gender?

Despite being identified as gay, Sam Smith did not consider themselves to belong to any gender. They came out as genderqueer in October 2017, explaining that they feel like a woman as much as they feel like a man.

Two years later, precisely in September 2019, they came out as non-binary in an interview with Jameela Jamil published in March 2019. They said that their decision to come out was made to help them accept and embrace who they really are fully.

Sam made the revelation while speaking to Jameela on the subject of fame, body image, and confidence. According to them, they have always had a little bit of war going on within their mind. “I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head. Sometimes I’ve questioned ‘Do I want a sex change?’ It’s something I still think about, like, ‘Do I want to?’,” Sam said.

The singer said he realized how he identified after listening to conversations about being non-binary. “I’m not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It’s all on the spectrum,” they explained. They added that he had always felt bitter about being “feminine in many ways” and described being non-binary as being “your own special creation”.

Still on being non-binary, Sam took to Instagram in 2019 to also announce their identity and asked to be addressed by the pronouns they/them. In the post, they wrote, “After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”

Sam Smith went on to say that they were not yet at a state where they could eloquently speak at length about what it meant to be non-binary but that they only intended to be “visible and open”. They further pledged to answer any questions that their fans may have.

They named model Munroe Bergdorf, actor Laverne Cox, and the charities Stonewall, Glaad, and Mermaids among the activists and leaders of the non-binary/trans community that had helped them understand gender identity.

The entertainer also shared that they were “scared shitless” prior to coming out but felt super free afterward. They urged fans to be kind and to try not to misgender them. “I hope you can see me like I see myself now,” they wrote.

Chidimma Treasure
Chidimma Treasure
Chidimma is a writer and editor that has spent the last five years researching celebrities' biographies to uncover unknown facts about their personal lives


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