Nearly six months after coming out as non-binary, Demi Lovato spoke about the process of realizing their relationship with gender and how the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent quarantine helped them realize that they were non-binary. Lovato spoke with Becky G. about coming out on her upcoming Facebook Watch series, Face to Face With Becky G., which premieres tomorrow.
Becky (full name Rebbeca Marie Gomez) congratulated Lovato for coming forward and embracing their true self and paving the way to live with true authenticity. Lovato went on to say that they focused on meditation during quarantine and it allowed them to “assess” their spirituality and truly feel that they had both masculine and feminine energies.
“I started learning so much about myself during quarantine. I started meditating and I had meditated in the years before but nothing like what happened in quarantine,” Lovato said. “When I started assessing my spiritually, I realized my masculine energy was just as prominent as my feminine energy. I came to the conclusion, I identify as non-binary and gender non-conforming.”
Lovato went on to say that they knew it was important to share the experience so that others going through anything similar could feel like they had an ally. They reiterated the fact that they wanted to show everyone that coming out shouldn’t be something to fear and that they felt “really, really great” after doing so.
“And I just want people out there to know, especially young people who are entering a world where they might not feel secure or scared to come out,” they added. “I want to show people that it’s OK and it feels really, really great.”
Back in May, Lovato also spoke at length about coming out and embracing new pronouns on their podcast, 4D With Demi Lovato. And later, they noted that gender discovery would be an ongoing journey and that they could, one day, identify as trans.
“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,” they said on the podcast. “With that said, I’ll officially be 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.”
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