Teddy Geiger, the writing talent behind some of Shawn Mendes and One Direction’s hits, announced on Instagram that they are transitioning.
When a fan commented that Geiger’s appearance had changed, Geiger used the opportunity to talk about their gender identity.
In their response, Geiger said, “Okaybecause u asked nicely I am transitioning. I started talking about it with a couple of my close friends and family about a month ago and it’s given me the courage to start the process. I feel like the next step is to tell y’all. So here goes. Love it or hate this is who I have been for a looooong time. I love u guys. Talk sooooon byeeee.”
Geiger then posted a selfie later saying, “Woke up to so much love. I have the best friends.”
Geiger announced their transition only a few days after singer Sam Smith told the Sunday Times that they feel “just as much woman as I am man.”
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