Singer Demi Lovato recently opened up about a new change in her life. She announced that she is non-binary and is changing their pronouns from she/her to they/them.
To further explain, a non-binary individual does not identify as male or female and tend not to conform to gender norms of either.
Demi shared on Twitter, "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."
After spending time doing "healing and self-reflective work" over the past year, Demi came to understand their gender identity. The Sorry Not Sorry singer further explained that using they/them as pronouns "best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression". According to Demi, the decision was made as they are still "learning and coming into myself" and doesn't consider themselves an "expert or spokesperson" on the subject.
Demi will speak to other non-binary people in a video series about gender identity. They added that "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."
Fans have shown much support towards the artist and said they're "proud" of Demi's announcement. Some fans have also pointed out her bravery and that the singer is seen as a role model.
This announcement came after Demi announced in March that they were pansexual. Pansexual is described when someone is attracted to other people, regardless of their gender.
As we have seen Demi throughout their career, Demi has always been an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights. The singer even went as far as to show her support by cancelling their tour dates with Nick Jonas in the US states of Raleigh and Charlotte in 2016. This was following an anti-LGBT bill that was passed in North Carolina.
Demi wrote a letter to the LGBTQ+ community for Billboard magazine as part of its Pride Month coverage in 2017. The singer said: "I struggle with wrapping my head around the fact that we live in a world where love and equal rights still have to be questioned or discounted."