Singer Sam Smith in an interview with The Sunday Times revealed that he doesn’t identify as a cisgender man.
“I love a heel,” the singer said, adding that he owned lots of heels at his home.
Recall that the singer came out as a gay in 2014 before the release of his first album “In the Lonely Hour.”
He also disclosed a moment in his life, for 2 and a half years when he didn’t own any male clothing. He said:
“There was one moment in my life where I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really. I would wear full make-up every day in school, eyelashes, leggings with Dr. Martens and huge fur coats – for two and a half years.”
“I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am a man,” he continued.
He also disclosed not coming out earlier than he did, saying he wanted to be appreciated for his talents, not for his sexuality. He said:
“I remember, at the beginning of my career, being called a ‘gay singer,’ and I didn’t want that.
I wanted to be seen as a singer first, before people spoke about my private life. And now it’s changed – I’ve changed. I realize that maybe I don’t mind that title.
Looking back on it, it was the fear of saying the wrong thing and offending.
And I was 19 when I started writing the first album. I’d just moved to London from a village – I was literally the only gay in the village. I didn’t know what I wanted to say.”