Demi Lovato has come out as non-binary and is changing their pronouns to they/them, the singer announced in a heartfelt video post.
“I want to take this moment to share something very personal with you,” Lovato, 28, began a minute-and-a-half-long video posted Wednesday. “The past year and a half, I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work. And through this work, I’ve had this revelation that I identify as non-binary. With that said, I’ll officially be changing my pronouns to they/them.”
They added: “I feel 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 am still discovering.”
Lovato has been in the spotlight since their teenage years on Disney Channel before hitting it big as a singer – the artist has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award. Most recently, Lovato opened up in a four-part YouTube docuseries “Dancing with the Devil” that debuted in March, sharing harrowing details from the leadup and aftermath of their near-fatal 2018 overdose.
“Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity and chance to be who we want and wish to be,” Lovato wrote in the video caption. “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.”
Lovato’s announcement was made in conjunction with their first episode of new podcast “4D with Demi Lovato,” which featured a conversation with author and performer Alok Vaid-Menon, who Lovato dubbed “an important voice within the non-binary community.”
“I want to make it clear that I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. I know this might be a new conversation for many,” Lovato said, adding in the video caption that “sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me. I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones. Please keep living in your truths and know I am sending so much love your way.”
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