Oscar-winning singer and songwriter Sam Smith has come out about their gender identity. In an interview with The Sunday Times, and reported by Attitude, Smith responded “No” when asked whether they felt like a cisgender man.
The singer also told the Times, “I feel just as much woman as I am man.”
“People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn,” they said. “There was one moment in my life when I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really.”
Smith said they also wore makeup to school every day, including eyelashes and leggings.
Earlier in October, Smith was seen on a totally casual, not-staged date with new beau Brandon Flynn of 13 Reasons Why. Their second album is due November 3.