For the past year or so one of Shawn Mendes’ best friends slash producer, Teddy Geiger has been transitioning. This past week at the Billboard Music Awards he was asked what advice he would give to straight men who want to support the LGBTQ community but don’t know exactly how:
“Just open your eyes and open your mind because, for me, going through one of my closest friends going through a very big transition period in her life, was incredible to watch…There was a moment when I remember I referred to Teddy as she, like without thinking, and it takes time to be able to learn that, obviously. And the way she looked at me was this intense amount of joy that I swear if everybody in the world experienced one of their best friends experiencing that, there would be no questions. People would not be questioning it. It’s just not worth it to question it. Let somebody be and feel and live how they want to live.”
Teddy produced a lot of Shawn’s older songs and worked on Shawn Mendes: The Album, out this Friday!