Teddy Geiger, Songwriter for Shawn Mendes and One Direction, Is Transitioning

· Updated on May 28, 2018

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.”


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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.”


Photography: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images

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