Opening up! Demi Lovato came out as non-binary during the premiere episode of her “4D With Demi Lovato” podcast in May 2021, and has been open about her sexuality ever since.
“Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity and chance to be who we want and wish to be,” the former Disney star shared via Instagram. “I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you … You’ve seen the good, the bad and everything in between. Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras. Today is a day I’m so happy to share more of my life with you all — I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary and will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.”
In a short clip, alongside her social media caption, the “Dancing With the Devil” singer told viewers that her decision came after “some healing and self-reflective work.”
“I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am, and still am discovering,” Demi added, noting that she doesn’t “claim to be an expert or a spokesperson,” just someone who is “still learning and coming into myself.”
When it came to discussing her pronouns, Demi shared on the “Spout” podcast in August 2022 that she “adopted the pronouns of she/her again.” The singer explained, “I’m such a fluid person that I don’t really and I don’t find that I am … I felt like, especially last year, my energy was balanced and my masculine and feminine energy so that when I was faced with the choice of walking into a bathroom and it said, women and men, I didn’t feel like there was a bathroom for me because I didn’t feel necessarily like a woman. I didn’t feel like a man. I just felt like a human. And that’s what they/them is is about. For me, it’s just about like feeling human at your core.”
Demi added, “Recently I’ve been feeling more feminine, and so I’ve adopted she/her again. But I think what’s important is, like, nobody’s perfect. Everyone messes up pronouns at some point, and especially when people are learning, it’s just all about respect.”
Throughout her career, Demi has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and opened up about her own sexuality in many interviews over the years.
During a January 2020 appearance on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy, she revealed the “really beautiful” moment that she came out to her parents. The singer explained that she was “still figuring [her sexuality] out,” but recalled telling her family she could end up “possibly with a woman.” Demi remembered her dad responding with, “Yeah, obviously,” and her mom saying, “I just want you to be happy.”
“It was actually, like, emotional but really beautiful,” she said at the time. “After everything was done, I was, like, shaking and crying, and I just felt overwhelmed.”
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