Sam Smith Announces They/Them As Preferred Gender Pronouns

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Sam Smith has given fans an update on their gender identity. Earlier this year, the “How Do You Sleep” hitmaker came out as non-binary and genderqueer. Today (September 13), they followed that up by confirming that “they/them” are their gender pronouns in a heartfelt announcement. “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,” they wrote. “But fuck it!”

“I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please, please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now.” Sam added that they looked forward to being able to “eloquently” speak on the topic in the future. “For now I just want to be VISIBLE and open.” The star also tagged several individuals who helped them through the process of self-discovery including Jonathan Van Ness, Laverne Cox and organizations such as GLAAD. “These are activists and leaders of the non binary/trans community that have helped me and given me so much clarity and understanding.”

The “Dancing With A Stranger” singer signed off with a sweet and optimistic final message. “Love you all. I’m scared shitless, but feeling super free right now. Be kind.” Check out Sam’s full announcement below.

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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 fuck it! I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. 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 but I have also tagged below the human beings who are fighting the good fight everyday. 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 @transnormativity @alokvmenon @katemoross @glamrou @travisalabanza @twyrent @chellaman @jvn @lavernecox @stonewalluk @glaad @humanrightscampaign @mermaidsgender Love you all. I’m scared shitless, but feeling super free right now. Be kind x

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