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SAM SMITH | Being called They “feels beautiful”

Global star, Sam Smith has revealed that being referred to by gender netural terms such as “they, them and theirs” feels beautiful.

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The “How Do You Sleep” singer, Sam Smith, has revealed on Twitter that being called “they” is much more preferable than being called “he”. The star, who came out as gay in 2014, wrote in a Tweet that being referred to in a gender-neutral – or non-binary way felt “beautiful”.

The singer was replying to a Tweet from radio and A Gay And A Non Gay podcast presenter James Barr who referred to Sam as “they” in a tweet, saying, “just interviewed @samsmith and they sounded so happy and free and more themselves than ever. it’s made me feel like the world is a good place again”


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Sam replied, “You’re one of the first people to use these pronouns with me. Thank you. That feels really beautiful”.

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The 27-year-old star came out as non-binary earlier this year.

According to the Sun, A “pal” who continuously misgendered the star in a statement said, “This is a decision Sam has thought long and hard about, including doing a lot of reading on up it.

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“He knows that it will take some people longer than others to fully get it.

“First the request is going out to mates and then it will be passed on to the music industry too. It’s an exciting and groundbreaking time for him.”

Sam recently attended the GQ awards and wore a pair of heals to the event. Taking to Instagram, the singer wrote “Tonight I wore heels for the first time to an award show. I’ve just got home from a gorgeous evening and as I was walking to my front door I stopped and listened to my heels clonking against the floor. And I just thought ‘FUCK YES’!! There was a time where I thought I’d never ever ever be able to be myself like this in front of the industry or anyone. It feels so good and I just wanted to share that with you all, and share a picture of my GORJ Gucci heels. They’ll always be my virgin heels”

 

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