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Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary

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Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary

DEMI LOVATO. The singer reveals that they are non-binary.

Screenshot from Demi Lovato's YouTube

The singer officially changes pronouns to they/them

Demi Lovato announced on Wednesday, May 19, that they identified as non-binary and would be using the pronouns they/them.

“Over the past year and a half, I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work, and through this work I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary,” they said in a video posted on Twitter.

“With that said, I’m officially changing my pronouns to they/them. 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,” they explained.

In separate tweets, Demi said they do not claim to be an expert or spokesperson, and that sharing their news “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 & know I am sending so much love your way,” they said.

Demi had earlier revealed in an interview with podcast host Joe Rogan that they were pansexual, and that they felt sexually fluid after being “super closeted off” and growing up in a conservative environment.

“I heard someone call the LGBTQIA+ community the alphabet mafia, and I was like…that’s it, that’s what I’m going with. I’m going with that. I’m a part of the alphabet mafia and proud,” they said in the podcast.

Demi first rose to fame as the star of the Disney Channel film Camp Rock. They were recently the subject of a 4-part documentary, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, which chronicled their struggles with mental health, substance abuse, and past trauma. – Rappler.com