«Today is a good day, so here it goes»; with that phrase Sam Smith began his disclaimer on his Instagram account, in which he confessed that he declared himself a non-binary person, that is, those who do not identify with the «male» or «female» genders. For that, he asked to refer to him with the pronoun «They/Them»: «After a long time of being at war with my gender, I have decided to accept myself for who I really am, inside and out,» he continued. The artist acknowledged that he feels «excited and privileged» as in his environment he was supported by the decision; still, he acknowledged that he was «very nervous» and worried about what other people think.
He then added: «I’m not in stage yet to speak eloquently about what it means to be non-binary, but I can’t wait for the day I am. So for now I just want to be visible and open.» The musician explained that over the next few days he will answer all the questions that fans have, and appointed a group of activists and leaders who helped him by giving him «clarity and understanding.» The truth is that the post harvested more than 430 thousand «likes» and hundreds of comments, in support of the courage to make this decision. In turn, she had the support of show people such as Katherine Langford, Demi Lovato and Lauren Jauregui. In this note: