Sam Smith: Fight for your rights

By admin
04 February 2015

Sam Smith thinks the fight for gay rights still has "so far" to go.

The singer is open about his sexuality and doesn't shy away from speaking about his coming out process, insisting his mum has known since he was three. Today Sam took to Twitter to share an inspirational quote from American politician Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. It seems he hopes to encourage the LGBT community to fight for their rights. "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door - Harvey Milk," he tweeted.

"Gay rights are still so far from where they should be. So far (sic)"

The 22-year-old has previously expressed how he wants to be a spokesperson for everyone, not just the gay community. And it seems his well-rounded approach is working, as his music has won him six Grammy nominations this year.

While Sam will also be taking to the stage at the awards do, his good friend Taylor Swift, who is up for three Grammys, has confirmed she'll be missing from the line-up on February 8.

"Hey guys! A lot of you have been asking about the Grammys this week and I just wanted to give you an update," she explained on a Tumblr post.

"I’m really excited to be nominated for 3 Grammys this year and even more excited that I’ll be there having a dance party/rage fest in the audience. I will also be presenting the award for Best New Artist.

"Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I’m not going to be performing on the Grammys this year. I need this time to focus only on the tour.

"I hope I’ll see you out there at one of the stadiums this summer having a rage fest of your own! (sic)"

Taylor also announced Haim will be supporting her on her tour, which kicks off in May.

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