Sam Smith Revealed That Lady Gaga Is The Reason Why They Came Out As Non-Binary

    The power of L. Gaga!

    One of my favorite series to watch on YouTube is Vogue's "Beauty Secrets," because I love celebs and I love skincare.

    In the latest episode, Vogue brought on Sam Smith, which I was immediately grateful for because their skin has been GLOWING lately.

    Little did I know, when I dove into this video, I'd get more than skincare tips and makeup tricks, but a touching moment about Sam coming to terms with their gender identity:

    View this video on YouTube

    Last September, Sam Smith came out as non-binary on Twitter and revealed that they would be using they/them pronouns:

    Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM ❤ after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out...

    I love that they're finally able to live in their truth!

    Well, in this video, S. Smith shared that it was actually L. Gaga who helped them come to terms with their gender:

    I was 15 when The Fame came out and I was obsessed with Lady Gaga...For me, she gave me complete permission to be myself and to be proud of my queerness. It was a form of expression, but it was also weirdly a form of protection — it was a way of almost saying to the homophobes and the bullies, "Stay away from me," because I'm confident and I'm powerful in my queerness.

    I mean, I knew The Fame was powerful, but I didn't know HOW powerful.

    Words cannot describe how much joy this swelled in my heart.

    Lady Gaga and Sam Smith

    You can watch Sam's full "Beauty Secrets" video here.