Sam Smith comes out as non-binary, genderqueer: ‘I’m not male or female’

Sam Smith came out as non-binary and genderqueer during an interview with Jameela Jamil.

Sam Smith has publicly identified as non-binary, genderqueer for the first time.

The “Stay With Me” singer appeared on the first episode of The Good Place star Jameela Jamil’s Instagram Live show I Weigh Interviews, connected to the actor’s body-positive movement, published on the social media platform on Friday (March 15).

In the 30-minute-long candid interview, Smith discussed his relationships with his body and a newfound understanding of his gender identity.

Jameela Jamil discusses her interview with Sam Smith.

Jameela Jamil said it was a “privilege” to have interviewed Sam Smith, who came out as non-binary and genderqueer during the conversation. (jameelajamilofficial/Instagram)

Introducing the issue of his gender identity, Smith said he has never previously spoken about the issue and he’s still not completely sure about it, but he felt that stories of people who came out as genderqueer and non-binary resonated with him.

“I’ve always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind” Smith said, “I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head. Sometimes I’ve questioned ‘Do I want a sex change?’ and it’s something I still think about, like: ‘Do I want to?'”

He added: “But I don’t think it is. When I saw the words ‘non-binary’ and ‘genderqueer’ and I read into it and I heard this people speaking, I was like ‘F**k, that’s me.'”

Sam smith defines being non-binary, genderqueer

Jamil asked Smith to define what that means to him.

He replied: “Non-binary genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of different things, you are your own special creation. That’s how I take it. I’m not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It’s all on the spectrum.”


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