Demi Lovato Joins Sam Smith as non-binary.
Non binary is the new cool, just kidding! Demi Lovato, two-time Grammy nominee and former Disney star, has come out as nonbinary. Demi Lovato will use they/them pronouns going forward. Let’s not forget that Sam Smith is also non binary.
“Over the past year-and-a-half I’ve been doing some healing and some reflective work, and through this work I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary,” Lovato shared on their new OBB Sound-produced podcast, “4D With Demi Lovato.”
“With that said, I’ll officially be changing my pronouns to they/them,” Lovato continued. “I feel 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 announced publicly “for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones” and encouraged everyone to keep living their “truths.”
“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 Anthony Allen Ramos, GLAAD’s Head of Talent.
“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.”
“I don’t know. I’m so fluid now, and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was super closeted off,” the pop star told the podcast host.
“I’m part of the alphabet mafia and proud,” they said, laughing. “Why can’t we just say queer, y’all? Nah, I’m just kidding.”
But what is Non binary?
“Most people – including most transgender people – are either male or female. But some people don’t neatly fit into the categories of “man” or “woman,” or “male” or “female.” For example, some people have a gender that blends elements of being a man or a woman, or a gender that is different than either male or female. Some people don’t identify with any gender. Some people’s gender changes over time.”
“People whose gender is not male or female use many different terms to describe themselves, with non-binary being one of the most common. Other terms include genderqueer, agender, bigender, and more. None of these terms mean exactly the same thing – but all speak to an experience of gender that is not simply male or female.” Transequality
Get inspired today with our top qoutes about Non binary.
- “The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?”
- “i’ll be okay
even if i don’t understand
how i don’t want to be a girl, but also don’t want to be a man”
- “The more I stare at my body, the more I hate it. It’s the same feelings I had before I realized I’m nonbinary. Things just aren’t where they’re supposed to be, and I feel like I’m larger and smaller than myself at the same time. Like nothing adds up.”
- “For every woman who burned a bra, there’s a man burning to wear one.”
- “you’re such a pretty girl” they say
but they don’t see the way she recoils back from the world
as if it’s coming for her like fire, as if it burns
and it does
it burns like a flame that no one can see
so white hot and intense that it rivals the sun
it melts her skin and eats away at her flesh
until she is nothing
nothing but a skeleton that no one can call
- “You are an anomaly of a man,” she said.
“Perhaps because I’m not a man at all.” He sat closer now. The sheets wrinkled as he scooted himself toward her.
“Aye. You gender-malcontent. You otherling,” she said…”Me too. I am a boy and a girl and a witch all wrapped into one very strange, flimsy, indecisive body. Do you think my body couldn’t decide what it wanted to be?”
“I think it doesn’t matter because we get to decide what our bodies are or are not,” he answered.”
- “One Saturday morning walking to the farmers’ market with my lover she tells me she needs to look like a man on the street. She hates binding her breasts. Hates having breasts, hates not passing. I press her. I ask her, but what do you feel like when you’re naked in bed with me? Do you like your body then? She is quiet. Later she tells me she had a dream. Her mother brought home a bottle of medicine from the hospital for her. The doctor says she has to take it. The medicine is testosterone.
On Shabbat I remember to pray for enough space inside of me to hold all the darkness of the night and all the sunlight of the day. I pray for enough space for transformations as miraculous as the shift from day to night.
Later when that lover has changed his name and an ex-boyfriend has come out to me as a lesbian I go to visit my best friend’s sister-turned-brother-turned-sister-again and she tells me about the blessing of having many names and using them all at once.”
- “So here it is. My friends call me he, or they. The government and most of my family call me she. The media calls me she, because I don’t trust them enough to request that they do anything else. My lovers call me sweetheart. Or baby. Somewhere in all of that I find myself.”