It’s never an easy task way back and still now a harder to come out as Gay. Additionally, not every coming out story is created equal, as was made evident by Sam Smith and Elton John’s interview for Attitude magazine’s October issue.
The singer-songwriters spoke candidly with the British LGBT-centric mag, giving readers an insight into their first brushes with sexuality. When Sir Elton complimented Smith on his upcoming track “Him,” the pop artist admitted it’s “only semi-autobiographical.”
“I came out when I was 10,” Sam, 25, explained. “I’d just finished primary school, going into secondary school, and I came out to my best friend when I was nine or 10. I was very sure of, and in, myself.”
He continued, “When I told my mum she said she always knew, she said she knew when I was three, and my dad just asked if I was absolutely sure. And I was sure, even at that age, but they were incredibly supportive.”