Singer Sam Smith poses as he arrives to the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 in London, Britain September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Singer Sam Smith is now officially using ‘they’ and ‘them’ pronouns. (Picture: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)

Sam Smith is now officially using ‘they’ and ‘them’ pronouns to describe their gender non-binary identity.

The 27-year-old singer posted a photo with the words ‘My pronouns are they/them’.

They then captioned the photo: ‘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 misgendering but all I ask is you please, please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you,’ they wrote.

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Smith continued that they’re still coming to terms with their gender identity, so they just want to be visible at the moment.

They added: ‘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.’

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Smith then offered a list of people who helped them give clarity and understanding to the singer’s gender identity, while also referencing charities Stonewall, Mermaids, GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.

The list includes model Munroe Bergdorf, poet Alok V Menon, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, actress Laverne Cox and artist Travis Alabanza.

In response to the sweet Instagram post, Alok responded: ‘Welcome theyby’.

Travis Alabanza replied: ‘Sending so much love.’

While singer Mahalia simply wrote: ‘Love you’.

It comes about after Smith replied to radio presenter James Barr using ‘they’ pronouns.

‘You’re one of the first people to use these pronouns with me,’ they said. ‘Thank you. That feels really beautiful’.

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