Sam Smith, a singer best known for hits like "Stay With Me" and for coming out as openly gay in 2014, has announced on Instagram that they prefer they/them pronouns as opposed to the previously used he/him.
Coming out as non-binary is a big step for Smith. As a part of the announcement, they explained, "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!”
The singer also urged that although they know there will be many mistakes and misgendering, “all [they] ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you.”