Singer Demi Lovato has revealed that they are non-binary and will use the pronouns they and them moving forward.
The former Disney Channel star made the revelation on social media, saying the decision to identify as non-binary came after a “lot of healing & self-reflective work.”
Writing on Twitter, they said: “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, & everything in between.”
In the accompanying video they state:
“Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras.
“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 & will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.
“This has come after a lot of healing & self-reflective work. I’m still learning & coming into myself, & I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me.
“I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones. Please keep living in your truths & know I am sending so much love your way.”
It comes after Demi announced in March that they were pansexual – which is when someone is attracted to other people, regardless of their gender.
Throughout their career, Demi has been an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights.