Sam Smith, the Grammy award-winning artist, announced they will now be using They/Them pronouns.
Smith initially came out with their gender-neutral pronouns on Instagram in a post, and later to Twitter on September 13, TIME reported. Smith’s posts were followed by mostly support, which outnumbered the hate comments.
“After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out,” Smith wrote. “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 initially came out as gay publicly in May 2014, and has been open about their sexuality in the past.