'It’s All About Your Intention': Demi Lovato Says 'It's OK' If You Misgender Them After Coming Out As Nonbinary
It's been just two months since Demi Lovato revealed they identify as nonbinary — so the singer wants their fans to know that it's OK if you accidentally misgender them by using "she/her" instead of "them/they."
In fact, the star admitted on Instagram, "I accidentally misgender myself sometimes!"
"It's a huge transition to change the pronouns I've used for myself my entire life," they noted. "And it's difficult to remember sometimes!"
"As long as you keep trying to respect my truth, the shift will come naturally," added the "Cool For The Summer" crooner. "I'm just grateful for your effort in trying to remember what means so much to my healing process."
Lovato explained that they "felt the need" to share the post "because I often find that the change in pronouns can be confusing for some, and difficult to remember for others. 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 🤟🏼☮️💗 #nonbinaryawarenessweek," they concluded.
The Disney Channel alum received a ton of support in the comments, with Olivia Munn and reality star Francesa Farago leaving a few heart emojis, while singer Kesha wrote, "love u n ur honesty."
Paris Hilton's "Love you!😍" was echoed by actress Jameela Jamil and Lovato's mother, Diana DeLaGarza, who gushed, "I love you so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️."
The star came out on May 19, making the announcement on social media as they launched her new podcast, "4D with Demi Lovato."
"Today is a day I'm so happy to share more of my life with you all," they began. "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," Lovato explained. "I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Please keep living in your truths and know I am sending so much love your way."