Demi Lovato Says They May Identify as Trans

Gender fluidity has been a prevailing topic in Hollywood as more celebrities come out as non-binary. Recording artist Demi Lovato is one of the many A-listers who recently announced their identity, changing their pronouns from she/her to they/them. The star has been very outspoken about their gender fluidity and recently told their fans they may identify as trans one day.

Demi Lovato found success through the Disney Channel

Demi Lovato attending the 2017 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California
Demi Lovato at the 2017 American Music Awards | Image Group LA via Getty Images

Demi Lovato’s career began in 2007 when they appeared on As The Bell Rings on the Disney Channel. They then auditioned for Sonny With A Chance and Camp Rock simultaneously and landed both roles. The star played Mitchie Torres, the lead character on Camp Rock, and the titular character Sonny in Sonny With A Chance.

In 2008, Lovato released their debut studio album Don’t Forget, debuting at number two in the U.S. That June, the star also appeared in Princess Protection Program, playing Princess Rosalinda/ Rosie Gonzalez. Lovato released their second album, Here We Go, in 2009 and followed it up with a third studio album in 2011.

In 2012, Lovato joined the judging panel on The X-Factor, with many speculating that they were chosen to appeal to a younger audience. They returned to the show for its third season with a reportedly doubled salary.

In 2013, Lovato dropped their fourth studio self-titled album, which was met with favorable reviews from critics. They also appeared on the hit musical show Glee playing a struggling New York-based artist called Dani, who befriends Lea Michele and Naya Rivera’s characters Rachel and Santana. Although they were initially supposed to appear for six episodes, they ended up appearing in four.

In 2014, they released Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, which became a New York Times bestseller. They also released a cover of Frozen’s hit song “Let It Go,” which peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2015, Lovato released their fifth album titled Confident to positive reviews debuting at number two on the Billboard 200. They followed it up with Tell Me You Love Me, in 2017. In 2020 Lovato returned to acting with Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and appeared on Will & Grace.

They announced their pronouns after ending their engagement

Demi Lovato and actor Max Ehrich met in early 2020 and began dating then. The pair kept their relationship under wraps, but soon, hints of them dating began popping up on social media. The couple went public with their romance in May 2020, with Ehrich proposing two months later. Unfortunately, the relationship didn’t last long.

In September 2020, social media users uncovered Ehrich’s tweets about Lovato’s former friends Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande. The singer tried defending their beau from internet trolls, but they eventually saw who Ehrich was and decided to end the engagement.

Soon after, Lovato came out as non-binary and announced their pronouns to their legions of fans. Although Lovato said that they had started identifying as non-binary during the lockdown, they got the confidence to come out to the rest of the world after ending the engagement. They said that they had to put their journey on hold to accommodate their fiancĂ© as they didn’t think Ehrich could digest those parts of themselves.

Demi Lovato may identify as trans

Since coming out, Demi Lovato has been outspoken about being part of the LGBTQ community and their gender fluidity. According to Entertainment Tonight, Lovato’s current identity as non-binary may change in the future.

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer said, “there might be a time when I identify as trans. I don’t know what this looks like for me.” In an Instagram post, Lovato also told their fans it was OK to misgender them as they accidentally do so sometimes but urges people to make an effort.

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