"I Am Proud": Singer Demi Lovato Comes Out As Non-Binary

"I'm doing this for those out there that haven't been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones," said Demi Lovato

'I Am Proud': Singer Demi Lovato Comes Out As Non-Binary

Demi Lovato shared this photo (courtesy ddlovato)

Highlights

  • "Today is a day I'm so happy to share more of my life," said Demi Lovato
  • "Proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary," the singer said
  • "Will officially be changing my pronouns," the singer added
New Delhi:

Singer Demi Lovato, known for being an outspoken advocate of LGBTQ rights, came out as non-binary, a term which describes people who do not identify with any particular gender and do not conform to gender norms. In a recent tweet, the 28-year-old singer wrote that they will soon be officially changing their pronouns to they/them from she/her. "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," read Demi Lovato's tweet.

Demi Lovato, who came out as pansexual earlier this year, added in a separate tweet: "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."

In a video message, Demi Lovato elaborated on their choice of gender identification and said: "Far the past year and a half, I have been doing some healing and self-reflective work. And through this work, I've had the revelation that I identify as non-binary." The singer added: "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 discovering."

Speaking to Glamour Magazine for their cover story in March, Demi Lovato had said: "When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am. This past year I was engaged to a man, and when it didn't work, I was like, This is a huge sign." The singer was previously engaged to actor Max Ehrich. Following that, in a podcast session for the Joe Rogan Experience, Demi Lovato confirmed they are pansexual, adding: "I'm so fluid now, and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was, like, super closeted off."

Demi Lovato, best known for chartbusting numbers such as Stone Cold, Sorry Not Sorry and Heart Attack recently opened up about battling addiction and dealing with mental health issues in a YouTube documentary. In 2018, Demi Lovato wrote "I will keep fighting" after a near-fatal drug overdose, for which the singer was hospitalised.