British singer and music icon Sam Smith came out as non-binary earlier this month, after declaring their identity through a post on Instagram , requesting that you should now use the pronouns they/them when talking to or about Sam Smith.
Since March of this year, Sam Smith has been discussing gender as a spectrum, before coming out officially not too long ago. Sam Smith has an undeniable large following both on social media and for their musical talent. Non-binary in the commercial sense of music is not something you hear about too often, at least not to the extent of chart-topping musicians. But Sam Smith is making changes, embracing what it means to be non-binary, whilst opening up the door for more non-binary musicians within the con-tempo realm of music looking to be freed from their his or her pronouns. Sam Smith has been open about being conflicted regarding their identity in several interviews over the past few years, In an interview with Jameela Jamil, Sam Smith explains; “I’ve always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind.” After listening to conversations on non-binary as an identity, Sam Smith found equals and realised that they were non-binary, just without knowing the right term for it.
Even whilst researching topics on Sam Smith for this article it appears that the international press has a long way to go when it comes to identifying people who prefer they and them over him or her, with several interviews and articles still using the term him to identity Sam Smith. But hopefully, through his spoken word and coming of age non-binary story, we will start to see a change in the more commercial realms of music too.

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