Smith revealed that they don’t identify within the gender binary while speaking with Jamil on “I Weigh,” a show discussing body image. Smith said they came out as gay when they were ten years old but had struggled with gender issues for years. Now, they said they’re “non-binary genderqueer,” which they said means “you do not identify in a gender.”
“You are a mixture of all these different things. You are your own special creation,” Smith said. “That is how I take it. I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between – somewhat on the spectrum.”
Smith also talked about issues with their body, saying they developed breasts at age 11 because of an excess of estrogen in their chest.
“I’ve sometimes sat there and questioned, ‘Do I want a sex change?’” they said. “It’s something I still think about, but I don’t this it is (something I want).”
Smith also discussed their views on sexuality, noting that they’ve always been “very free” when thinking about their sexuality. “I’ve tried to change that into my thoughts on gender,” Smith added.
The singer hopes they will be a spokesperson for the genderqueer community.