British singer Sam Smith on Friday asked to be referred to by the gender-neutral pronouns they/them, citing “a lifetime of being at war with my gender.”
The Grammy-winning musician, 27, made the announcement in an Instagram post titled “My pronouns are they/them.”
“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,” the “Stay with Me” singer wrote.
Smith’s Instagram posting swiftly got more than 400,000 likes.