Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary: They were ‘ignoring my truth’

The singer posted a video on Instagram, making a big announcement:

“For the past year and a half, I have been doing self-reflection and healing work, and through this work, I have had a revelation that I identify as non-binary. That said, I will officially change my pronouns to ‘they / them’ (‘they’ in Spanish, but whose simile in our language is the ending / e / that we use in inclusive language),» he said in the video.

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«I feel like this better represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel more authentic and true to the person that I know I am and that I am still discovering,” she added.

The announcement is part of his podcast, 4D, with Demi lovato.

Lovato made these statements in a conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon (for the first episode) in which they discussed identity and how Lovato came to discover her truth.

Lovato said she spoke with Sam Smith about not being binary and having so many questions for them. Smith then recommended that they go to the poetry show in Alok Vaid-Menon to learn more.

“There’s a visceral reaction in me that was screaming, ‘This resonates with you.’ And it was the first time in so long that I heard someone speak my truth, and then I realized that that is my truth too.”

“Whereas, like in 2018 when I overdosed, I feel like the reason it happened was because I was ignoring my truth and I was holding back who I really am to please stylists or crew members or this or that,” she continued. «Or even fans who wanted me to be the sexy female pop star in a leotard and look a certain way.»

Lovato said that if they dress as a woman in society, it does not mean that they identify as such.

Lovato said she has learned to live her truth. Vaid-Menon said that non-binary means that you are not exclusively a man or a woman. Lovato and Vaid-Menon later said that gender is not related to how people look.

“I’ve had thoughts where I’m like; there might be a time when you want to wear a full wig,” they said. “There may be a time when I, you know, want to dress completely as a woman for a performance, and that doesn’t mean that I’m identifying as a woman at the time. It just means that’s what I want to wear at the time.»

Demi Lovato said that her pronouns are «they/them» (It would be equivalent to «elle») and accepts that some people will make mistakes when saying «her/she» (ella)» as they get used to this change. But she wants people to make an effort and not be afraid of being wrong.