Pop Star Teddy Geiger Comes Out As Transgender

"Love it or hate it, this is who I've been for a long time."

Teddy Geiger went platinum with the 2006 hit “For You I Will (Confidence),” but it’s the next chapter of the star’s life that may be the most exciting yet.

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When a fan asked on social media this week why Geiger has looked different lately, the singer-songwriter gave an unexpectedly honest reply: “I am transitioning.”


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“Love it or hate it, this is who I’ve been for a long time,” Geiger wrote in a heartfelt response, which was then shared as a separate Instagram post.

Geiger has remained a major player in the music scene since the success from 2006, co-writing songs for One Direction and, most recently, helping to pen a majority of Shawn Mendes’ tracks.


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Mendes, whose MTV Unplugged performance from September is being released as an album on November 3, responded to the post with the words “Love u” and a heart emoji.

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