Sam Smith is “so proud to be gay”.
Sam Smith took to Instagram to show off his sparkly red heels. “The Pray” singer posted a photo of himself wearing only a red jacket and scarlet stilettos while holding a rainbow fan. He captioned the post with lyrics from the song “All That Jazz” from the musical Chicago. “Come on babe, we’re gonna paint the town,” he wrote.
Currently, he is in the middle of the European portion of his world tour. On May 11, Smith expressed his appreciation to his fans in Milan, who came to his show with rainbow flags and LGBTQ memorabilia.
He shared a kind note on Instagram with a photo of his proud audience waving flags.
“Milan. I am in a huge love bubble right now. I have never experienced anything like that in my life. Tonight, the entire arena had arranged to hold up there (sic) phones during HIM, and each section of the crowd had a different color and created the LGBTQ FLAG!!
I also never seen so many flags at any of my shows. The LOVE in that room tonight was powerful and hit me in my core. I’m so proud to be gay, and I’m so honored to have you all as my fans. Love is love.”
Milan. I️ am in a huge love bubble right now. I️ have never experienced anything like that in my life. Tonight, the entire arena had arranged to hold up there phones during HIM and each section of the crowd had a different colour and created the LGBTQ FLAG!! I️ also never seen so many flags at any of my shows. The LOVE in that room tonight was powerful and hit me in my core. I️m sorry if my voice sounded shit at Times. I️ was nearly crying for a lot of the show. I️ love you all 🏳️🌈 I️m so proud to be gay and I️m so honoured to have you all as my fans xx LOVE IS LOVE xx
Smith previously said his gender expression has always been fluid.
Last year, Smith commented on his gender identity saying, “I don’t know what the title would be but I feel just as much woman as I am man.”
“People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn. There was one moment in my life when I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really,” he continued. “I would wear full make up every day at school — eyelashes, leggings, with Dr. Martens and huge fur coats, for two and a half years,” he revealed.
The globally celebrated vocalist said his gender fluidity wasn’t always received well in his hometown of Cambridgeshire.
“I got teased a lot for it,” he said. “But there were also people respecting me for walking around like that in school,” he revealed.