Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary and reveals gender-fluidity

Former Disney star, singer and actor, Demi Lovato gives us a Heart Attack of joy with personal announcement that they are non-binary.

Demi Lovato announced their true identity as a non-binary person via a tweet and accompanying video on March 19, adding that their pronouns moving forward are they/them.

Lovato said they chose these pronouns as it best represents the fluidity they feel in their gender expression.

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Not like they owe anyone an explanation of this choice, but it undoubtedly opens the door for more people who may not quite understand what non-binary and gender non-conforming is.

Other celebrities who have contributed to the gender-fluid Hollywood community include Janelle Monáe, Brigitte Lundy-Paine, Jonathan Van Ness and Lachlan Watson.

“I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones,” the US pop star said.

Yet here we are in 2021, where the concept remains an ignorant puzzle many haven’t solved. This is why it’s imperative that outspoken celebrities like Demi Lovato come out as non-binary, using their platform to inform and be a role model to queer and non-binary youth.

Unsurprisingly, critical tweets about Lovato’s announcement have been circulating on Twitter. This includes dumb opinions like Republican politician Lavern Spicer saying: I feel sorry for people like #DemiLovato because if you have to tell people who you are you probably aren’t really sure yourself.”

“And I identify as not giving a fuck.” and This is a cry for help, not a cause for celebration. #DemiLovato are some of the other (illogical) tweets. 

Some tweets state that Lovato constantly seeks attention and uses their non-binary announcement as a PR stunt to advertise their new podcast and docu-series.

Despite this, more and more positive tweets are flooding the #DemiLovato thread supporting their coming-out, saying that this can have a huge impact in helping to educate and elevate. Some have added they look forward to seeing Lovato shine & explore their identity further.

At the end of the day, this is a win for the LGBTQIA+ community in further opening the public sphere in gender and sexuality – especially when other popular celebrities like JoJo Siwa coming out as gay are helping to open these conversations.

Lovato being vulnerable on the matter by stating they are still learning and don’t claim to be a spokesperson can only be a hopeful step forward.