Thou Crush Thursday: Sam Smith

Sam Smith
Sam Smith – Photo Credit: Maggie West

Sam Smith has had one magical year.

 Sam Smith rose to fame after their debut album “In the Lonely Hour” was released in 2014. Since their debut, Smith has received much success: four Grammys and many number ones from their debut, just to name a few.

In 2017, Smith released “The Thrill of it All,” which is their most vulnerable and personal album about love, sexuality and heartbreak.

During their rise to fame, Smith didn’t hold back about their sexuality. Smith came out as gay to the world in 2014. In 2017, they came out as nonbinary and publicly spoke about a time when they didn’t wear a piece of male clothing and would wear makeup to school. They said, “I feel just as much a woman as I am a man.” In September 2019, Smith announced that their gender pronouns are they/them, stating, “after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”

Smith is one of the many aspiring artists that are vulnerable about their sexuality, and Smith in particular doesn’t hold back – making them a strong voice in the LGBTQIA+ community.