FILE PHOTO: Singer Sam Smith poses as they come to the GQ Males Of The Yr Awards 2019 in London, Britain September three, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
(Reuters) – British singer Sam Smith on Friday requested to be referred to by way of the gender impartial pronouns they/them, mentioning “an entire life of being at conflict with my gender.”
The Grammy-winning musician, 27, made the announcement in an Instagram publish titled “My pronouns are they/them.”
“I’ve made up our minds to include myself for who I’m, in and out. I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by way of folks that enhance me on this choice however I’ve been very fearful about pronouncing this as a result of I care an excessive amount of about what other folks assume,” the “Stick with Me” singer wrote.
Smith’s Instagram posting all of a sudden were given greater than 400,000 likes.
Smith mentioned it was once too early to give an explanation for “what it method to be non-binary” however the announcement comes six months after the singer got here out on social media as “now not male or feminine” however floating “someplace in between.”
Smith received 4 Grammy awards in 2015 after freeing debut studio album “Within the Lonely Hour” about unrequited love.
Smith joins a rising quantity of people that want to use they and them as pronouns, together with Jill Soloway, the Emmy-winning author of transgender collection “Clear,” and “Billions” TV collection actor Asia Kate Dillon.
Reporting by way of Jill Serjeant