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

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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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Watch: Sam Smith releases new music video ‘Pray’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith has released the music video for the remixed version of “Pray” featuring rapper Logic.

The video, directed by Joe Connor, was filmed at the Villa Erba near Lake Como, Italy. Inside the villa scenes of a group of dancers, a man covered in butterflies and a man on stilts are interspersed between scenes of Logic and Smith performing the song.

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Sam Smith says he’s given up alcohol for his mental health

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith is currently on tour in promotion of his second studio album, “The Thrill of It All,” but his success has come with a price.

In an interview with The Sun, the 25-year-old revealed that he has been suffering from anxiety the past few months.

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Listen: Lady Gaga covers Elton John’s ‘Your Song’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lady Gaga put her Mother Monster spin on an Elton John classic with her rendition of “Your Song.” The single will be featured on the John tribute album “Revamp.”

“HERE WE ARE!!!” Gaga tweeted. “Here’s my cover of one of the greatest songs of all time. Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s “Your Song.” What an honor it was to record. THATS ME ON THE PIANO! THIS ONES FOR YOU!!”

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Twitter conspiracy theory thinks Adele and Sam Smith are the same person

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Adele and Sam Smith are both Brits known for their powerful, blue-eyed soul ballads and wracking up Grammy awards but a conspiracy theory believes they might be the same person.

Twitter user @Jesse21Valona posted a video of Adele’s “Hello” playing on a turntable and slowed the song down to show that he thinks Adele’s voice sounds similar to Smith’s.

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Oscars make history, quietly, with transgender nominees

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ABOVE: Daniela Vega from “A Fantastic Woman.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers.

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