Demi Lovato has spoken out in celebration of Non-Binary Awareness week, saying it’s “okay” to misgender them as long as you have good intentions.
The ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ singer, who recently revealed they are non-binary and that their pronouns are they/them, posted a PSA to their Instagram account where they spoke candidly about their “huge transition”.
“If you misgender me—that’s okay,” Demi wrote. “I accidentally misgender myself sometimes! It’s a huge transition to change the pronouns I’ve used for myself my entire life. And it’s difficult to remember sometimes!”
“It’s all about your intention. It’s important to me that you try, but if you make a mistake, it’s okay. Remember that I love you, and to keep going,” Lovato wrote, adding #NonBinaryAwarenessWeek.
Back in May, Demi announced that she identified as non-binary in a heartfelt post, where they wrote that they are “so happy to share more of [their] life” with fans moving forward.
“Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity & chance to be who we want & wish to be. I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, and everything in between,” they began.
“Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras.”
They continued: “Today is a day I’m so happy to share more of my life with you all- I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary and will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.”
“This has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work. I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me.
Lovato concluded by adding that they are “doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones.”
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