Sam Smith came out on Jameela Jamil’s I Weigh Interviews.
Singer-songwriter Sam Smith has publicly come out as non-binary genderqueer in an interview with Jameela Jamil. Smith was appearing on her I Weigh Interviews series where they also spoke about previous body issues.
Opening up about this, the singer revealed that they’d had a liposuction procedure at the age of 12. “I think at the time I was very happy about it,” they told Jamil.
“It didn’t really change anything. I think I put the weight back on in like two weeks, cause I hadn’t figured out my relationship with food.”
But speaking about gender identity, Smith said: “I’ve always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind. I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head. Sometimes I’ve questioned ‘Do I want a sex change?’ and it’s something I still think about, like: ‘Do I want to?’
“But I don’t think it is. When I saw the words ‘non-binary’ and ‘genderqueer’ and I read into it and I heard this people speaking, I was like ‘Fuck, that’s me.’”
When asked to define what genderqueer meant to them, Smith said: “Non-binary genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of different things, you are your own special creation. That’s how I take it. I’m not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It’s all on the spectrum.”
Smith also applied this thinking to sexuality, saying: “I’ve been with too many straight men to know that not everyone who says they are straight are fully straight. You fall in love with people, not genitals.”
Smith also said this helped them in defeating their body issues, saying: “That spinballed everything actually, because that’s me, looking at myself [thinking], maybe I’m not a man, maybe I’m not a woman, maybe I’m just me and maybe that’s ok.”
You can watch the 30-minute interview with Smith opens about about their body issues and gender identity below.