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Demi Lovato Explains Why Their Gender Journey May Never Be Over: 'There Might Be a Time I Identify as Trans'

Demi Lovato Explains Why Their Gender Journey May Never Be Over: 'There Might Be a Time I Identify as Trans'

Demi Lovato is opening up about coming out.

The 28-year-old “Tell Me You Love Me” singer made an appearance during The 19th Represents Summit, a week exploring why representation matters in democracy, sports, business, culture and voting.

Here’s what they had to say…

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On how the pandemic played a part in the coming out journey (2:54:59): “So, it’s interesting, because in the beginning it had nothing to do with it, or I would say. But actually it had everything to do with it, because in the beginning, going into March of 2020, I was starting to identify as non-binary. And then I met someone and I got into this straight relationship, and that was great, but that led me to ignoring all the parts of myself that I didn’t think were digestible for my partner at the time, who ended up becoming my fiancĂ©. And I mean, in hindsight, the dissolvement of that relationship was actually probably the best thing that’s happened to me, because of what that led inside of myself. I was able to stand on my own two feet without needing someone else to validate me or to make me feel accepted. And when I said goodbye to that relationship, I also said goodbye to everything that was holding me back from being my most authentic self. And I really started to identify with close friends and family as non-binary towards the end of last year. And yeah, it was the dissolvement of all things that had held me back from identifying as the person I do today.”

Cringing at old photos (3:00:58): “What I do cringe at sometimes is when I see older images of myself looking super hyper feminine, that maybe fans make into fan art, and they don’t mean anything by it, but it’s like, I look at that fan art and I think that’s not me. I don’t know who that person is, because the person I am today with short hair, and the person that I’ve been over the past year publicly, I mean, that’s who I feel like I am. And so it’s hard, I think when I see pictures or images of myself on a red carpet from when I was 17, 18, or whatever, even just a couple of years ago. I feel like I’m not looking at me, but I recognize that that was a part of my journey.”

How the gender journey may never be over (3:11:10): “I definitely think it’s a journey forever. There might be a time where I identify as trans. I don’t know what this looks like for me. There might be a time where I identify as non-binary and gender nonconforming my entire life. Or maybe there’s a period of time when I get older that I identify as a woman, I don’t know what that looks like, but for me, in this moment right now, this is how I identify. And I have a feeling that it’s not going to ever go back to one way or the other, but I just, it’s about keeping it open and free and just I’m a very fluid person, and so that goes with how I express myself as well.”

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Demi also revealed they filmed something NSFW for the first time ever.

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