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Stars who came out

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 2 of 89: While chatting with Fader magazine in 2014 about debut album "In the Lonely Hour," Sam Smith revealed that it was "about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn't love me back." The Grammy winner later spoke openly about being a "gay man." Then, in a March 2019 interview with Jameela Jamil's "I Weigh Interviews" Instagram-based series, Sam explained a further identity evolution. "When I saw the word 'non-binary/genderqueer' and I read into it and I heard these people speaking, I was like, 'F---, that is me,'" said Sam, who at the time still used male pronouns. "Non-binary/genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of all different things. You are your own special creation. That's how I take it -- I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between -- it's all on the spectrum." Six months later in September 2019, Sam announced a further identity progression. "I've decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM," Sam wrote on Instagram. "After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I've decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out. I'm so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I've been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f--- it! I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you."

While chatting with Fader magazine in 2014 about debut album "In the Lonely Hour," Sam Smith revealed that it was "about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn't love me back." The Grammy winner later spoke openly about being a "gay man." Then, in a March 2019 interview with Jameela Jamil's "I Weigh Interviews" Instagram-based series, Sam explained a further identity evolution. "When I saw the word 'non-binary/genderqueer' and I read into it and I heard these people speaking, I was like, 'F---, that is me,'" said Sam, who at the time still used male pronouns. "Non-binary/genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of all different things. You are your own special creation. That's how I take it -- I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between -- it's all on the spectrum." Six months later in September 2019, Sam announced a further identity progression. "I've decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM," Sam wrote on Instagram. "After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I've decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out. I'm so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I've been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f--- it! I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you."

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