“Today is a day when I am so happy to share my life more with all of you – I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary,” Lovato announced on Twitter and in an accompanying video. , adding that they will »officially change my pronouns so that they move forward. ” Lovato said he chose neutral pronouns because “it best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression.” They added, “I’m doing this for those who haven’t been able to share who they really are with their loved ones. “
Also on Wednesday, Anthony Allen Ramos of LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD said Lovato’s announcement was an important moment, while stressing that non-binary people – who live outside the categories of men or women – should be respected. for who they are.
Every day that we wake up we have another opportunity & amp; chance to be who we want & amp; wish to be. I’ve spent most of my life growing up in front of all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, & amp; everything enters. pic.twitter.com/HSBcfmNruo
“Demi has always been one of the loudest and proudest advocates for LGBTQ people and issues. By sharing their story today, they will educate countless people around the world and reach out to other non-binary people with a message of pride, ”Ramos said in a statement.
The singer behind hits such as Sorry not sorry, Heart attack and Stone cold Recently, they shared their personal struggles with mental health and addiction in a documentary on YouTube, which followed their journey before and after a near-fatal overdose in 2018.