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

Sam Smith non-binary Dancing With A Stranger

Sam Smith has revealed in a new interview that he does not identify with any one gender and considers himself non-binary and genderqueer.

The singer has appeared on the first episode of actress Jameela Jamil’s Instagram Live show I Weigh Interviews.

In the candid half-hour interview, Smith discussed his relationship with his own body image and also opened up about his understanding of his gender identity.

Smith told Jamil while he was still not completely sure about it, stories of people who came out as genderqueer and non-binary had 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?’

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

Jamil asked Smith to define what the terms mean to him.

“Non-binary genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender,” they said.

“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.”

Smith said they apply the same fluid understanding to sexuality.

“I’ve been with too many straight men to know that not everyone who says they are straight are fully straight,” they said.

“I’ve always been very free in terms of thinking about sexuality, so I’ve just tried to change that into my thoughts on gender as well.”

Watch the full interview below:

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