Demi Lovato has opened up about her decision to revert to using she/her pronouns again. The ‘Substance’ singer came out as nonbinary in 2021 and changed their pronouns to “they” but admitted in a recent interview on the “Spout” podcast that she’s been “feeling more feminine” lately and decided to go back to her former pronouns.
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It’s all about fluidity. Lovato said during the interview that she had no regrets about identifying as nonbinary even though she no longer does. “I’m such a fluid person when it comes to my gender, my sexuality, my music, my creativity,” she explained.
Lovato will still use nonbinary pronouns as well. While she’s decided to go back to using she/her pronouns, Lovato’s Instagram bio lists they/them as pronouns she uses as well. In the interview, she also said she still identifies as queer and pansexual.
Nonbinary people don’t always have to use gender-neutral pronouns. Nonbinary people may not feel that they are one gender or the other 100% of the time, but that’s not what being nonbinary is about. It’s more about freedom to express gender based on how a person feels at a given time. For instance, Janelle Monae identifies as nonbinary but also continues to use she/her pronouns in addition to they/them.
Lovato doesn’t mind if people mess up her pronouns. After all, it’s very easy to do. She admitted in the interview that “everyone messes up pronouns” at some point and that it’s not really a big deal to her. In the end, “it’s just all about respect,” she said.