Sam wants to be a fig­ure in the gay com­mu­nity

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Grammy-win­ning singer Sam Smith (left) says he wants to be the celebrity ad­vo­cate for the LGBT com­mu­nity. “I want to be a spokesper­son, a fig­ure in the gay com­mu­nity, who speaks for gay men. I sell records in coun­tries where gay men get killed and that’s a big thing for me be­cause maybe one per­son in that coun­try will pick up my al­bum, re­alise it’s by a gay artist, and it might change their opin­ion,” Smith said. The Bri­tish singer, who shared this to clar­ify com­ments he made last year, said he meant he did not want to be pi­geon­holed in the industry and that he’s proud of his sex­u­al­ity, re­ported Peo­ple mag­a­zine. “I meant that I didn’t want the al­bum to ap­peal to just one com­mu­nity. I wanted any­one, gay or straight, to be able to re­late to me singing about men, like I was able to re­late to Ste­vie Won­der or John Leg­end singing about girls.”

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