“You know, my family has done an incredible job, actually,” they said. “Especially my older sister, Dallas, I’ve noticed…her using ‘them’ and ‘they’ and it really does warm my heart up to see people trying.”
Lovato continued: “My friends have had a little harder time to get used to it, actually. Just because I think your friends are the ones who you’re more likely to be like, ‘Biiitch! “I’m like, look, you can still call me ‘bitch.’”
They also spoke to something those of us in the LGBTQIA+ community love to talk about, especially in Pride month: chosen family.
“I used to identify family as blood-related, and now my queer family has become more of a family than friends. I feel like I now have two families. I have my blood relatives and I have my queer family, and that family to me is the chosen family…that, my soulmate looks different than your typical soulmate. My soulmate is my best friend, Matthew Scott. And him and I have never been romantic and never will be. But that is my person…my ideas and perspectives have totally shifted as I’ve gotten older and since I’ve found a safe place to be myself. ”
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In May, when Lovato posted about their non-binary identity, they wrote the following:
“Over the past year and a half, I have been doing some healing and self-reflective work. And through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary,” Lovato said in a video they posted to Instagram. “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 still am discovering.”
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Happy Pride, Demi!
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