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Demi Lovato Comes Out as Nonbinary, Uses They/Them Pronouns

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has come out as nonbinary.

The singer made the announcement Wednesday on their podcast, 4D With Demi Lovato, as well as a Wednesday tweet.

"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 & will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward," Lovato stated.

In the video clip of the 4D podcast, Lovato 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 am discovering."

Lovato said the announcement came "after a lot of healing and self-reflective work" and does not claim to be a spokesperson for nonbinary people. Still, they hope their coming out can help others live their truth.

"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."

Anthony Ramos, GLAAD's head of talent, hailed Lovato's coming-out in a statement. 

“Gender is not simply male or female. Nonbinary people live outside of those rigid categories and they should be respected for who they are, which includes using the pronouns they tell us to use,” said Ramos. “People identifying as nonbinary is not new—and recognition and visibility of nonbinary people has been growing. Demi has always been one of the loudest and proudest advocates for LGBTQ people and issues. In sharing their story today, they will educate countless people around the world and reach other nonbinary people with a message of pride.”  

Previously, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer had broken off their engagement with Max Ehrich, telling EW in March, "I am too gay to marry a man right now. I don't know if that will change in 10 years and I don't know if that'll never change, but I love accepting myself."

Lovato joins Amandla Stenberg, Asia Kate Dillon, Indya Moore, Jonathan Van Ness, Sam Smith, Lachlan Watson, Rhea Butcher, Nico Tortorella, and Tommy Dorfman in the ranks of other high-profile out nonbinary people.

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