Sam Smith surprises with cover of Donna Summer disco classic

By : John Paul King of the washington blade, courtesy of the national lgbt media association
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In a surprise move, out singer Sam Smith has released a new cover version of the iconic Donna Summer disco track, “I Feel Love.”

It’s been a busy year for Smith, who has already enjoyed global hits with songs like “Dancing With A Stranger” and “How Do You Sleep?,” and who came out in March as nonbinary and genderqueer, asking people to use “they” and “them” pronouns in reference to them.

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Sam Smith announces new pronouns of ‘they’ and ‘them’

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ABOVE: Sam Smith, photo courtesy Smith’s Facebook page.

NEW YORK (AP) | Sam Smith has declared the pronouns of “they/them” on social media after coming out as non-binary in what the pop star called a “lifetime of being at war with my gender.”

The English “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer was met with thousands of mostly supportive comments, along with some detractors questioned the need to change pronouns, an increasingly common practice both within and outside of the LGBTQ community.

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Sam Smith gets candid with fans about mental health

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: Sam Smith, photo via Smith’s Facebook.

Sam Smith got candid about mental health in a series of tweets offering encouraging words to his fans.

The 27-year-old singer explained that he was reflecting on mental health while on his “first holiday in a long long time.”

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Watch: Sam Smith releases video for ‘How Do You Sleep?’

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith in ‘How Do You Sleep?’ music video. (Screenshot via YouTube)

Sam Smith released the music video for his new single “How Do You Sleep?” featuring an all-male, shirtless dance troupe.

The singer channels his “inner dancing queen” with some hip-shaking choreography. The video also features some BMX bike action.

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Sam Smith pulls out of Billboard Music Awards performance over vocal strain

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith will no longer perform at the Billboard Music Awards due to vocal strain.

Smith had already canceled a string of performances on his tour in South Africa and now his Billboard Music Awards performance is included on the list.

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Sam Smith comes out as non-binary

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith opened up about identifying as non-binary and his struggles with body image in an interview with Jameela Jamil for the new Instagram series “I Weigh Interviews.”

“I’ve always had a bit of a war in my body and my mind. I do think like a woman in my head at times. I’ve sometimes sat there and questioned, do I want a sex change? It’s something I still think about, but I don’t think it is,” Smith told Jamil.

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Classical singer Jackie Evancho talks about love of music, movies and her transgender sister

By : Gregg Shapiro
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Singer Jackie Evancho may be just shy of her 19th birthday but she’s already had enough of a performance career to last a lifetime. A young woman with a soaring operatic range, Evancho began participating in talent competitions when she was still in the single digits.

Evancho’s big break and greatest exposure came when she placed second during season five of NBC’s hit reality competition show, “America’s Got Talent.” From there Evancho became a popular classical crossover artist, releasing EPs and full-length albums, including 2017’s “Two Hearts” and the upcoming “The Debut,” out in April 2019.

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Sam Smith and Normani release ‘Dancing with a Stranger’ music video

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith and Normani released the video for their new song “Dancing with a Stranger,” the first collaboration between the pop stars.

Directed by Vaughan Arnell, the video features Smith and Normani attempting to get over their exes by dancing “with someone new.” As they mull over their failed relationships, holographs of different people dance around them.

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Sam Smith opens up on relationship with ex Brandon Flynn

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith got candid about his nine-month relationship with “13 Reasons Why” star Brandon Flynn in a new interview with the Times U.K. 

“Brandon was wonderful,” Smith, 26, says.“I’m still trying to figure out what I took from that relationship and what it meant to me. It’s still quite raw. All my relationships have ended in a nice way, never nasty.”

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Australian singer Sam Sparrow weds partner Zion Lennox

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Australian singer/songwriter Sam Sparrow married his partner Zion Lennox in Joshua Tree, Calif. on Friday. The couple announced the happy news on social media.

“So excited to be marrying the love of my life tomorrow @samsparro,” Lennox posted on Instagram.

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Sam Smith slammed for saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith is facing criticism for saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson.

The 26-year-old crooner was filmed saying the statement in a video posted by Adam Lambert on Instagram. Smith and Lambert are seen on a yacht while Jackson’s song “Human Nature” is heard playing. Smith says  “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.”

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Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn split

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith and “13 Reasons Why” star Brandon Flynn have broken up after nine months of dating, according to the Sun.

Smith, 26, has deleted photos of Flynn, 24, from his Instagram. Both he and Flynn have also unfollowed each other on Instagram although Flynn has not deleted photos of Smith from his account.

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