Sam Smith identifies as non-binary.

Gender is a very complicated issue, but Smith, in a journey of self-discovery, is taking a step towards understanding it.

The singer wrote a note asking people to kindly refer to them with gender-neutral pronouns like “they/them” instead of “he/him.”

Smith wrote on Instagram: “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 **** 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.”

They added: “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.”



Earlier this year, Smith touched on the subject.

“Right now my focus is the non-binary conversation. I have a few friends and people in my team who are non-binary and they’re really teaching me stuff I didn’t know before. It’s wonderful,” said Smith.

“Ever since I was a little boy, ever since I was a little human, I didn’t feel comfortable being a man really. Some days I’ve got my manly side and some days I’ve got my womanly side.”

Props to Sam for speaking out about something that they’ll inevitably get judged for.

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