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Singer Sam Smith announces that he wants you to call him 'they/them'

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'I've been very nervous about announcing this...'

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Pop singer Sam Smith announced on Instagram Friday that he was changing his preferred pronouns to "they/them."

Smith, who has won multiple Grammys and had several number one singles in the UK, announced in March that he identified as non-binary, and that he believed he was "neither male nor female."

In Friday's Instagram post, Smith said, "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."

Smith continued, "I've been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f*** 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."

Smith concluded his post, "Love you all. I'm scared s**tless, but feeling super free right now. Be kind x."

Smith also thanked a number of people in the "non binary/trans community" who had helped him and given him "clarity and understanding" in his struggle.

Smith hails from London and has had two studio albums that have been commercial successes and have received critical acclaim. He continues to record and write music and is anticipating releasing a third studio album in 2019.

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