Teddy Geiger made our hearts sing when we first heard his song "For You I Will (Confidence)" back in 2006. Geiger has stayed on radar once we learned he was collaborating with Shawn Mendes as a songwriter and mentor. And now he's getting personal on his social media with fans.
The singer shared a screenshot of a comment from a fan, asking "tell us, why do you look different lately?" A brief look through Geiger's photos shows that his hair is growing out.
Geiger replied to the fan, saying "Okay… because u [sic] 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 all y’all. So here goes. Love it or hate this is who I have been for a looooong time. I love u [sic] guys. Talk sooooon byeeee."
The past few years have seen our popular culture become a safer space for transgender people to come out. Stars like actress Laverne Cox and musician Laura Jane Grace have played a part in paving the way for people to come out about their own transitions. We've still got a long way to go until transgender people are treated with the equality and dignity they deserve, but things seem to be slowly changing for the better.