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Demi Lovato explains why she is using she/her and they/them pronouns

"It's about, like, feeling human at your core.”

By Emily Maskell

Words: Emily Maskell; picture: HBO

‘Cool For The Summer’ pop star Demi Lovato has revealed she has “adopted” she/her pronouns, as well as they/them, after coming out last year as non-binary

In a new interview in which they were promoting a new record, Lovato, 29, announced her pronoun change and shared her thoughts about gender.

“I’ve been feeling more feminine, and so I’ve actually adopted she/her again,” Demi said on the Spout podcast.

“I’m such a fluid person when it comes to my gender, my sexuality, my music, my creativity,” she added, discussing how her music has grown alongside her own personal journey of self-discovery.

They added it was their fluidity of energy that has swayed this choice, saying last year that their “masculine and feminine energy” was balanced.

They continued: “So when I was faced with the choice of walking into a bathroom and it said ‘women’ and ‘men,’ I didn’t feel like there was a bathroom for me. Because I didn’t feel necessarily like a woman, I didn’t feel like a man.

“I just felt like a human,” Lovato notes. “And that’s what they/them is about for me. It’s about, like, feeling human at your core.”

The interviewer, Tamara Dhia, also brought up the topic of misgendering, to which Lovato said: “What’s important is like, no one is perfect.”

The Disney Channel alum added. “Everyone messes up pronouns at some point and especially when someone is learning, it’s just all about respect.”

On her Instagram profile, Lovato lists ‘she/her/they/them’ as her pronouns.

When she came out as non-binary last year, discussing her fluid identity, Lovato said: “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.”

She continued: “And through this work I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary.”

As well as coming out as non-binary in May 2021, Lovato also shared she identifies as pansexual.

Lovato is currently readying their eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, which is set to arrive on 19 August, on which their lead single ‘Skin of My Teeth’ features.

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