Shawn Mendes has voiced support for his long-term collaborator and songwriter Teddy Geiger, who came out as transgender recently, writing that everybody deserves living their life the way they want. Shawn Mendes identifies as straight and he thinks that there is no need to belong to LGBT community himself to open your eyes and hearts and see that your best friends are brave and confident enough to finally be themselves. It takes time to learn new pronouns and forms of address, but Geiger is the same person he used to know and he loves and supports her on her way, he learn s a lot fo9r himself looking at her and the way she changes. “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,” Mendes concluded.