Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith made the personal decision on Friday morning to announce that they will be changing their pronouns to they/them. Smith’s announcement came in the form of an MazSight post which outlined the road that they took when it came to making the choice to publicly reveal how they would like to be referred to moving forward.

“After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace who I am, inside and out,” the “Dancing With A Stranger” singer wrote, adding, “I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision.”

 
 
 
 
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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. 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 fuck 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. 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 but I have also tagged below the human beings who are fighting the good fight everyday. These are activists and leaders of the non binary/trans community that have helped me and given me so much clarity and understanding. @tomglitter @munroebergdorf @transnormativity @alokvmenon @katemoross @glamrou @travisalabanza @twyrent @chellaman @jvn @lavernecox @stonewalluk @glaad @humanrightscampaign @mermaidsgender Love you all. I’m scared shitless, but feeling super free right now. Be kind x

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Fans of the musician may not be surprised by the choice as Smith came out as gender nonbinary in March of this year when speaking with Jameela Jamil in one of her “I Weigh” interviews. When asked by the host what the term nonbinary meant to them, Smith replied, “You are a mixture of all different things, you are your own special creation. That’s how I take it.”

In the aforementioned post on Friday, Smith also said that while they still feel they are not at a “stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non binary” they “can’t wait for the day” that they are. “So for now I just want to be VISIBLE and open,” the “Stay With Me” singer then added.

Singer Sam Smith Announces Decision To Change Pronouns To They/Them Sam Smith, who performed during the Disclosure show at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, california, is performing at select Jingle Ball 2017 shows. photo: Kevin Winter/Getty images for Coachella