Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Pop Star Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary on the first episode of their raw new podcast, 4D with Demi Lovato.
The multi-talented, multi-hyphenate Demi Lovato has come out as non-binary on the first episode of their raw new podcast 4D with Demi Lovato. The show, which is out now, is very personal to Demi, as they share their extremely personal story of coming out as non-binary with Alok Vaid-Menon, the gender conforming writer and performance artist.
On coming out as non-binary, Demi tells ALOK, "...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 that 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 that 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."
Clearly, the talent and vocal powerhouse is not just ready to share their own story of coming out, but is being gracious in accepting people's potential mistakes, knowing they've been in the public eye for 14 years. Truly, it is public figures like Demi that start the conversation on important issues like gender identity and help others begin to feel comfortable in their own skin, while helping to bring acceptance in culture.
The intro to 4D with Demi Lovato says it perfectly:
“Living in the Fourth Dimension means existing consciously in both time and space. But for me, it means having conversations that transcend the typical discourse. 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 am still discovering. In this first episode, I am excited to share with you what this means to me and what it may look like for other people. I want to make it clear that I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson.
I know this might be a new conversation for many, so I am inviting my friend ALOK, someone I trust, to spend time on this platform. ALOK is an author, performer, and an important voice within the non-binary community and beyond. Their work to create visibility, equality, and understanding has inspired me on my healing journey. We’ll discuss identity at large, but also take time to personally reflect on how I came into my truth so that we, like many others, are able to live our lives authentically. In just a minute, I’m going to share space with ALOK and dive deeper into this conversation.
This is 4D with Demi Lovato"