山姆史密斯打破性別二分法:「請以They稱呼我」|Sam Smith announces new pronouns of ‘they’ and ‘them’

【看英文中國郵報學英文】英國知名創作歌手山姆史密斯週五在個人IG感性發文,表示對於「自我性別認同已經掙扎許久」,並說道自己是「酷兒」,也就是所謂的「LGBTQ」族群,希望大家能以不分性別的「他們」來稱呼。

Sam Smith has expressed the preference for the “they/them” pronouns after coming out as non-binary in what the pop star called a “lifetime of being at war with my gender.”

 圖片攝於2019年二月二十日,歌手山姆史密斯抵達舉辦於英國倫敦的全英音樂獎。|This Feb. 20, 2019, file photo shows singer Sam Smith posing for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
圖片攝於2019年二月二十日,歌手山姆史密斯抵達舉辦於英國倫敦的全英音樂獎。|This Feb. 20, 2019, file photo shows singer Sam Smith posing for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London. (圖取自美聯社|Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

演唱「Too Good at Goodbyes」的英國歌手山姆史密斯在週五寫道,「他們」決定要「從裡到外完全接受自己。」

The English “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer said Friday they’ve decided to “embrace myself for who I am, inside and out ….”

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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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發文引起大家的熱烈回應表達支持。今年27歲的歌手史密斯難掩興奮之情公開這一切,也坦承對於要發布這個訊息非常緊張,但還是決定放手一博。

The announcement was met with thousands of supportive comments. The 27-year-old Smith expressed excitement and privilege for the supporting, admitting to feeling “very nervous” about the announcement but deciding to go for it anyway.

另一方面也有人批評,認為史密斯宣告「性別稱呼」的必要性有待討論,改變性別稱呼近期也逐漸成為酷兒族群之間約定俗成的習慣。

There were detractors, too, who wondered about Smith’s need to declare pronouns, an increasingly common practice within the LGBTQ community and beyond.

山姆史密斯在2016年以《007惡魔四伏》主題曲「Writing’s on the Wall」拿下奧斯卡最佳原創歌曲,也數次獲得葛萊美獎的殊榮。

Smith won an Oscar in 2016 for “Writing’s on the Wall,” from “Spectre” and has multiple Grammy Awards.

By Associated Press

 

Translated by Shelly Yang (楊子萱)