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Sam Smith takes gender non-conforming artist Alok Vaid-Menon to film premiere after announcing they/them pronouns

Ella Braidwood September 20, 2019

Sam Smith attends the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards 2019 (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Singer Sam Smith took performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon to a film premiere in their first public appearance since announcing to the world that they are using they/them pronouns.

The ‘Dancing with a Stranger’ star said last week on their Instagram that they are changing their pronouns, having come out as non-binary six months earlier.

On Thursday night, September 19, Smith took Vaid-Menon, who regularly speaks out about their experiences as a gender non-conforming person, to the film premiere of Judy, a biopic about Judy Garland, in Beverly Hills.

Sam Smith enjoys film premiere wearing “big white heels and a beat face”.

Smith had thanked Vaid-Menon for their support, alongside other stars from the trans and non-binary communities, when they publicly announced their pronouns.

Posting on Instagram after the film premiere, the elated singer wrote: “I just went to the JUDY premiere with my beautiful friend @alokvmenon and I wore big white heels and a beat face and they wore dicks in their ears.

“Life is good. Everything is in its right place.”

“After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out,” Smith posted on Instagram last week.

“I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but fuck it!

“I understand there will be many mistakes and mis-gendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you.”

I wore big white heels and a beat face and they wore dicks in their ears.

They also took non-binary writer and drag artist Tom Glitter, who penned the seminal book Diary of a Drag Queen, to the GQ Awards 2019 earlier this month.

Singer came out as non-binary earlier this year

Sam Smith attends the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards 2019 at the Grosvenor House on July 05, 2019 in London, England. (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

The Grammy award-winner publicly came out as non-binary and genderqueer in an interview with Jameela Jamil’s Instagram Live show I Weigh Interviews.

“I’ve always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind,” Smith told The Good Place star.

“I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head. Sometimes I’ve questioned ‘Do I want a sex change?’ And it’s something I still think about, like: ‘Do I want to?’”

They added: “But I don’t think it is. When I saw the words ‘non-binary’ and ‘genderqueer’ and I read into it and I heard this people speaking, I was like, ‘F**k, that’s me.'”

Smith added: “Non-binary genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of different things, you are your own special creation. That’s how I take it.

“I’m not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It’s all on the spectrum.”

More: alok vaid-menon, Judy, non-binary, pronouns, Sam Smith

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