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Demi Lovato announced they are non-binary, will go by 'they/them' pronouns

By SAAB LARIOSA Published May 19, 2021 5:28 pm

Demi Lovato has announced they are identifying as non-binary and will start going by they/them pronouns.

Lovato made the announcement via Instagram, where they shared a video post explaining the transition as a non-binary, which is an umbrella term for an individual that falls into neither the male nor female gender binary. These individuals may identify themselves as genderqueer or genderfluid, among other terms.

"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," Lovato had captioned.

"This has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work. I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson."

"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," they added.

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Lovato added that they will continue to speak their truth and that they are still "learning and coming into myself." They also don't consider themselves an "expert or spokesperson" on anyone's gender fluidity journey, as they will speak with fellow non-binary individuals on the topic.

The 1-minute and 28-second video also sees Lovato introducing their new show, 4D with Demi Lovato - with its first episode now up on YouTube.

Their first guest on the show is Alok Vaid-Menon, a gender non-conforming and transfeminine writer who authored the 2020 book Beyond The Gender Binary. 

The artist joins fellow non-binary personalities such as Sam Smith, Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness, and Ruby Rose who have spoken their truth and went against the gender mold.

Lovato was previously engaged to actor Max Ehrich. The pair broke off their engagement in September of 2020. 

Lovato also came out as pansexual last March, saying that "I'm so fluid now — and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was super closeted off."

Photo from Demi Lovato's Instagram account