Singer Sam Smith, the nonbinary genderqueer recording artist, announced on Twitter Friday that their pronouns are they/them.
Said Smith: “Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM … after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out… I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f**k it!”
“I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try,” Smith continued. “I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you. P.s. I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non binary but I can’t wait for the day that I am. So for now I just want to be VISIBLE and open. If you have questions and are wondering what this all means I’ll try my best to explain…”
Added Smith: “These are activists and leaders of the non binary/trans community that have helped me and given me so much clarity and understanding.@TomGlitter @MunroeBergdorf @travisalabanza @alokvmenon @katemoross @Glamrou @jvn @Lavernecox @stonewalluk @glaad @Mermaids_Gender @HRC Love you all. I’m scared shitless, but feeling super free right now. Be kind x”