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Did Singer Demi Lovato Come Out As Nonbinary?

The pop star is one of the world’s most famous singers.

Published May 19, 2021

Updated May 20, 2021
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On May 19, 2021, Demi Lovato came out as nonbinary and changed their pronouns to they/them.

On May 19, 2021, pop singer Demi Lovato revealed on Twitter that they are nonbinary and are changing their pronouns to they/them.

In a video also debuting their new podcast "4D with Demi Lovato," Lovato said, “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 nonbinary. With that said, I’ll officially be changing my pronouns to they/them.”

“I'm still learning & coming into myself, & I don't claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me," they added.

Their full video can be viewed here:

Following their announcement, Snopes readers asked us to explain the term "nonbinary" and “genderqueer.” The word genderqueer refers to a nonbinary gender. Lovato identifies as nonbinary.

The Trans Journalists Association explains the meaning behind “nonbinary” as:

An umbrella term for genders other than man and woman. This is also a term for a specific gender. While non-binary is considered a trans identity, not everyone who is non-binary considers themselves trans. Be aware that Indigenous communities and communities of color have other words to describe gender variance. Sometimes these terms can be included in the non-binary umbrella and sometimes they cannot.

Here's a short explainer on the term.

Lovato also released "Dancing with the Devil" this year, a documentary series about their substance-use disorder and rehabilitation. Her podcast, "4D with Demi Lovato" is produced by OBB Sound. The first episode with writer and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon can be seen here.

Given that Lovato has themselves made this announcement, we rate this claim as “True.”


May 20, 2021: Updated with more information about her podcast.

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim is a reporter with experience working in television, international news coverage, fact checking, and creative writing.

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