Sam Smith planning to set up gay rights charity

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Sam Smith is planning to set up his own gay rights charity, using money raised from a series of concerts.

The ‘Leave Your Lover’ singer previously said he did not want to be a spokesperson for gay rights – but later retracted his comments, and has spoken out on a number of occasions.

Speaking to the Observer last month , he said he plans to establish a charity that will help out gay people in other countries, and plans to hold concerts to raise funds.

He said: “[It involves] money going to gay guys who are struggling to come out in different countries.

“I’m very aware that we are not where we should be, so I’m trying to play my part. But in a certain way, in my way.”

“I may not be comfortable with my weight, or with the way I look, but I’m really comfortable with my sexuality. That’s one thing I have mastered.”

The singer picked up four Grammy awards earlier this month.

When asked what could be better than his win, Smith said: “A boyfriend would be nice, but I don’t think it would top this though. Nothing. That’s the curse of the rest of my life, I think.

Of what he looks for in a man, he gestured to his awards and said: “Patience… and someone who can clean these every day for me.”