English singer Sam Smith in a current interview with CBS This Morning, shared how popping out as a queer has helped them discover their true self.
“Queer people all around the world, we don’t identify within those two places. Gender, for me, has been nothing but traumatizing and challenging throughout my life,” Smith mentioned.
“It’s so hard to explain. I just feel like myself. I don’t feel like a man, basically.”
Talking about his youth, Smith shared the quantity of bullying and public abuse he confronted simply because he was ‘different.’
“I honestly, I can’t express to enough people how much courage it’s taken. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of ridicule. And bullying, really, that I’ve experienced.”
The Stay With Me creator mentioned that even now, he faces raised eyebrows at his sexual orientation.
“I mean, honestly, the comments and the types of things that I have to answer and walk through every day is very, very intense.”
“I grew up in a village with no access to queer people and queer spaces until I was 19, 20. So a lot of my growing up was as a gay person and as a queer person has happened in front of people,” Smith defined.