Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary on Instagram as survey says Miley Cyrus and they should date each other
'I'll be officially changing my pronouns to they/them. I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression'
Demi Lovato has announced themselves as non-binary and will be changing pronouns to they/them. The 28-year-old singer, who identifies as pansexual, took to social media to make the big announcement. They shared a clip on their Instagram page to announce the launch of their podcast series ‘4D with Demi Lovato’ and along with that shared a lengthy caption.
In the video, the ‘Camp Rock’ star said, “I want to take this moment to share something very personal with you. Over the past year-and-a-half I've been doing some healing and self-reflective work, and through this work I've had the revelation that I identify as non-binary. With that said, I'll be officially changing my pronouns to they/them. 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. I want to make it clear I'm still learning and coming into myself — I don't claim to be an expert or a spokesperson.”
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Besides, the caption of their social media post stated: “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. 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.”
As per reports, Lovato also explained why they decided to come out in the first episode of their podcast, which also featured gender non-conforming writer and artist Alok Vaid-Menon. They stated, “In 2018, when I overdosed, I feel like the reason why that happened was because I was ignoring my truth, and I was suppressing who I really am in order to please stylists or team members or even fans that wanted me to be the sexy feminine popstar in a leotard and look a certain way, I thought that was what I was supposed to be. Now I realize it's so much more important to live your truth than to ever suppress yourself because that's the kind of stuff that happens when you do.”
“There's nothing more freeing for me than to be unattached to a role that society wants me to play. I fully believe that gender is just another boundary that separates humanity from divine wisdom,” they said, before noting, “There might be a time where I wanna wear a full wig, there might be a time where I want to dress completely femme presenting. That doesn't mean that in that moment, I'm identifying as a woman, it just means that's what I want to wear in that moment. I want people to understand that just because I'm non-binary, doesn't mean I'm not going to dress the way I want.”
“To me it would mean the world if people could start identifying me as they/them. I will also be accepting if people slip and say her/she, because I know being in my position, it's going to take a while for people to get used to. I just want them to be making the effort. I think it's important because I want to use these pronouns to feel right to me; I also just don't want people to be so afraid of messing up that they don't try to use them,” Lovato added.
Meanwhile, a survey conducted by Nicki Swift has found that there are many people who think Lovato and Miley Cyrus — who also identify as pansexual — should date each other. According to reports, more than 25 percent of the participants in the survey that included 579 people in America think that the two former Disney stars should be together as a couple.
There was a time when their relationship was strained, but now they reportedly have come closer. Also, when Cyrus talked about her issues with her body image after her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2013, Lovato supported her. They at the time said, “[I] didn't know and I feel like we've gone through times where we're closer and then distant — and that's fine, that's what friends do.”