Sam Smith has revealed he wants to be a voice for gay youth “around the world” and set up his own charity.
The superstar came out to fans last year – admitting his chart-topping album The Lonely Hour was about his a guy he fell in love with who didn’t feel the same.
He later revealed being gay is like is “as normal as my right arm” and is now happy to talk about his sexuality, even featuring on the front cover of French magazine Tetu to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Speaking to the publication, he said: “I would like to become a voice for gay youth in difficulty around the world. I just created a foundation.”
Talking about how fans view him and his music, he added: “I like the idea that there may have homophobic guys who listen to my record and they have no clue that I’m gay!”
The singer previously told of the hell he was put through by homophobic thugs growing up and vowed to stand up for gay youngsters.
The Brit Award winner admitted he has been verbally and physically abused by homphobes, telling The Sun newspaper: “When I moved to London I got punched in the neck walking back from work. It was definitely homophobic.
“I was on the phone speaking quite loudly and had pink earphones on so it was pretty clear I was gay.”
The singer, who turned 23 this year, came out aged just FOUR and although he was largely accepted by his friends and family he had to deal with abuse at school as he grew older.
The Stay With Me singer said: “A bunch of boys from a rival school would shout insults at me as I walked from my home to the train station.
“I remember walking to the station getting ‘f*****’ shouted at me all the time'”.
Sam has definitely had the last laugh now he’s become a global star.