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Sam Smith enjoys a warm embrace with a male pal as they dress down following coffee date in LA


Sam Smith emerged for a coffee date with a pal in LA on Friday.

The Stay With Me hitmaker, 27, cut a low-key figure in an Adidas hoodie and tracksuit bottoms as they hugged their pal outside the café following their ‘first ever’ Thanksgiving, which Sam branded ‘beautiful’ in a sweet post.

The duo enjoyed a warm hug as they stepped out two months after Sam came out as non-binary and asked to be referred to using ‘they/them’ pronouns.

Low-key: Sam Smith emerged for a coffee date with a pal in LA on Friday

Low-key: Sam Smith emerged for a coffee date with a pal in LA on Friday

Sam proved they can do low-key in style as they donned the lilac hoodie from the sportswear giant and matching bottoms. 

Ensuring they were totally on-brand, they also donned a pair of Stan Smith trainers to round out the stylish, off-duty look. 

Their outing comes after enjoying their first Thanksgiving, after they shared a selfie in the same outfit with the caption: ‘Had my 1st thanksgiving ever yesterday. Was so beautiful. Today has been a day of water, coffee and movies. Feels like a Sunday’.

They shared a sweet video while dancing with singer-songswriter Shea Diamond to the Bee Gees 1977 hit Stayin’ Alive in a synchronised performance. 

Hello! The Stay With Me hitmaker, 27, cut a low-key figure in an Adidas hoodie and tracksuit bottoms as they hugged their pal outside the café

Hello! The Stay With Me hitmaker, 27, cut a low-key figure in an Adidas hoodie and tracksuit bottoms as they hugged their pal outside the café

Happy days: Their outing comes after enjoying their first Thanksgiving, after they shared a selfie in the same outfit with the caption: 'Had my 1st thanksgiving ever yesterday. Was so beautiful. Today has been a day of water, coffee and movies. Feels like a Sunday'

Happy days: Their outing comes after enjoying their first Thanksgiving, after they shared a selfie in the same outfit with the caption: ‘Had my 1st thanksgiving ever yesterday. Was so beautiful. Today has been a day of water, coffee and movies. Feels like a Sunday’

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Sam recently broke their silence on coming out as non-binary, as the singer told fans to refer to them using ‘they/them’ pronouns. 

They announced their request in a candid statement shared via Twitter in September, in which they admitted they have been ‘at war’ with themselves for ‘a lifetime’ over how to define their gender.

In the honest flurry of tweets, they wrote: ‘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…

Overjoyed: The outing came after their 'first ever' Thanksgiving, which Sam branded 'beautiful' in a sweet post

Overjoyed: The outing came after their ‘first ever’ Thanksgiving, which Sam branded ‘beautiful’ in a sweet post

Woo! They shared a sweet video while dancing with singer-songswriter Shea Diamond to the Bee Gees 1977 hit Stayin' Alive in a synchronised performance

Woo! They shared a sweet video while dancing with singer-songswriter Shea Diamond to the Bee Gees 1977 hit Stayin’ Alive in a synchronised performance

Dancing away: Sam and Shea were getting their groove on

Dancing away: Sam and Shea were getting their groove on

‘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 f*** 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.’

The singer’s brave post was praised by fans, who threw their support behind Sam and shared kind words with them.

One fan gushed in support of Sam: ‘So happy you are finally being true to yourself and your gender. For all the hate and confusion you get from this, know that there is an immense amount of love and support too!’

Honest: Sam recently broke their silence on coming out as non-binary, as the singer told fans to refer to them using 'they/them' pronouns

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Honest: Sam recently broke their silence on coming out as non-binary, as the singer told fans to refer to them using ‘they/them’ pronouns

Announcement: In the honest tweets, they wrote: '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'

Announcement: In the honest tweets, they wrote: ‘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’ 

Another told them: ‘I’m so proud of you. and please forgive me if I ever slip up and call him/his by mistake. but I’ll always make to sure call you they/them whenever I talk about you. i love you (sic).’

While another user lambasted the trolls who claimed they wouldn’t adhere to Sam’s request, and the fan blasted: ‘the amount of hate i’m seeing here is disgusting…

‘sam is perfectly valid. if you don’t think people exist outside of the binary, that’s your opinion, but you need to respect someone’s preferred pronouns. it isn’t that hard to make a simple change for the good of a person (sic).’

Sam’s announcement comes after it was reported on Thursday that Sam had asked loved ones to refer to them as ‘they’ rather than ‘he’, six months after coming out as non-binary.

Request: The singer's brave post was praised by fans, who threw their support behind Sam and shared kind words with them

Request: The singer’s brave post was praised by fans, who threw their support behind Sam and shared kind words with them

According to The Sun, the Stay With Me singer has made the request to friends and family members, with the star thanking Hits Radio presenter James Barr on Twitter this week for a tweet referring to the star as ‘they.’

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A source told the website: ‘This is a decision Sam has thought long and hard about, including doing a lot of reading on up it. He knows that it will take some people longer than others to fully get it.

 ‘First the request is going out to mates and then it will be passed on to the music industry too. It’s an exciting and groundbreaking time for him.’

 



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