As an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights, American singer Demi Lovato came out as pansexual in an interview with Joe Rogan on his Experience podcast. Pansexual is a person who is attracted to other people regardless of their gender.
Last May 19, the 28-year-old singer posted another announcement on her social media accounts coming out as a non-binary or someone whose gender identities are neither exclusively female nor male.
The singer and actor started off their post on a reflective note. “Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity and chance to be who we want and wish to be. I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, and everything in between. Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras,” she wrote.
Demi also shared that she will now be changing her pronoun to they/them from now on. She wrote, “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 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. Please keep living in your truths and know I am sending so much love your way xox.”
Earlier this year, a documentary series called Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil was released on YouTube chronicling Demi’s career including their near near-fatal overdose in 2018. The four-part video also serves as a companion piece to Lovato's seventh studio album Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over.
Demi will also discuss her coming out as non-binary on the first episode of their new podcast 4D with her good friend author, performer, and public speaker Alok Vaid-Menon.