The ‘Cool for the Summer’ singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has returned to using she/her pronouns in addition to they/them pronouns after declaring her nonbinary identification in 2021.
According to People magazine, the singer made this decision because she found herself “exhausted” when explaining her gender identity to others.
“I had to constantly educate people and justify my use of those pronouns. It was utterly taxing,” Demi Lovato said in an English translation of her interview with GQ Hype Spain. “I simply grew weary. But precisely because of this, I am aware of how crucial it is to keep spreading the word.
Demi Lovato said, “I encounter this every day. I wish there were more gender-neutral areas for artists and everyone else. For instance, in public restrooms. Despite the fact that I don’t quite relate with it, having to use the women’s restroom.
Or it also occurs when filling out papers, such as government paperwork or any other place you have to define your gender, continued Lovato. There are only two alternatives available to you: male and female, and I don’t see how that works. I observe that I have been trained to select a woman since there are none left. I believe that this must change. Hopefully, additional choices will become available over time.
In the opening of a 4D with Demi Lovato podcast episode from May 2021, Lovato identified as non-binary before getting personal in her discussion with writer and actor Alok Vaid-Menon, who identifies as gender non-conforming.
I’ve been doing some healing and introspective work for the past 1.5 years. And I’ve learned through this work that I identify as non-binary. Demi Lovato said that she would officially switch to using the pronouns 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,” the singer concluded.