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13 September 2019, 11:59 | Updated: 13 September 2019, 16:03
Sam Smith wants to be called ‘they’ instead of ‘he’ or ‘she’.
Sam Smith wants to be referred to as ‘they’ instead of ‘he' or ‘she’.
The singer, who came out as non-binary earlier this year, reportedly thought ‘long and hard’ about the decision and has put out a request to all of their friends and family.
Sam took to Twitter to share how they wanted to 'embrace' themselves after 'being at war' with their gender.
They wrote: "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.
"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.
"P.s. 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..."
The 'How Do You Sleep' singer shared their appreciation with fans, saying that 'today was a good day' and that they felt 'super free'.
They went on to mention the names of all the activists and leaders of the non binary/trans community.
A source told a tabloid: “This is a decision Sam has thought long and hard about, including doing a lot of reading on up it.
“[They know] that it will take some people longer than others to fully get it.
“First the request is going out to mates and then it will be passed on to the music industry too.
“It’s an exciting and groundbreaking time for [them].”
Earlier this year, they revealed they ‘feel like a woman’ sometimes and that they even considered undergoing a sex change at one point.
Sam also said they used to resent being ‘feminine in many ways’ but now they ‘flow somewhere between male and female’.
Sam said: “I've always had a little bit of a war within my body and my mind.
"I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head. Sometimes I've questioned, 'Do I want a sex change?’ It’s something I still think about, like ‘Do I want to?’”
The ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ singer said listening to conversations about non-binary made them release that was how they wanted to be identified.
"I'm not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It's all on the spectrum,” Sam added.
“I think the same with sexuality.”