Teddy Geiger, Songwriter for Shawn Mendes and One Direction, Is Transitioning

Teddy Geiger, Songwriter for Shawn Mendes and One Direction, Is Transitioning

Teddy Geiger, the writing talent behind some of Shawn Mendes and One Direction’s hits, announced on Instagram that they are transitioning.

When a fan commented that Geiger’s appearance had changed, Geiger used the opportunity to talk about their gender identity.

In their response, Geiger said, “Okaybecause u asked nicely I am transitioning. I started talking about it with a couple of my close friends and family about a month ago and it’s given me the courage to start the process. I feel like the next step is to tell y’all. So here goes. Love it or hate this is who I have been for a looooong time. I love u guys. Talk sooooon byeeee.”

🙋🏻hi

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Geiger then posted a selfie later saying, “Woke up to so much love. I have the best friends.”

Geiger announced their transition only a few days after singer Sam Smith told the Sunday Times that they feel “just as much woman as I am man.”

Congratulations!

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