Singer Demi Lovato told their fans and followers that they identify as non-binary and is changing their pronouns from to they/them. Non-binary people tend to be nonconforming to norms of the male or female gender.
Lovato tweeted about it, “Today is a day I’m so happy to share more of my life with you all.”
They wrote, “I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary & will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.”
Lovato said that they came to terms with their gender identity after doing ‘healing and self-reflective work’ since last year. They said that the pronouns ‘They/Them’ represent the “fluidity” they feel in their gender expression. The 28-year-old singer said that they still learning about themselves and trying to “come to myself”
Lovato while coming out also said that they don’t consider themselves as an expert or spokesperson the subject. The singer shared that they are going to talk to non-binary people in their upcoming video series.
“I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones,” Lovato said.
“Please keep living in your truths & know I am sending so much love your way,” they added.
Right after their tweet, fans and followers showered the singer with supportive messages. Some said they are proud of the singer for making that announcement. They even called Lovato their role model.
In March this year, Lovato had announced that they are pansexual. As an artist and a public figure, Lovato has shown support for LGBTQ rights. In 2016, they along with Nick Jonas had cancelled tours in Raleigh and Charlotte of the US because of the anti-LGBTQ bill passed in North Carolina.
Billboard magazine had published a letter written by Lovato to the LGBTQ community as part of its 2017 Pride Month Coverage.
In the letter, the singer had written, “I struggle with wrapping my head around the fact that we live in a world where love and equal rights still have to be questioned or discounted.”