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Demi Lovato And 5 Celebrities Who Helped Us To Understand Non-Binary Gender Identity

Demi Lovato And 5 Celebrities Who Helped Us To Understand Non-Binary Gender Identity

“For the last year and a half I have been through a healing process and self-reflection work. And, through this work, I have had the revelation that I identify myself as non-binary. I feel that it better represents the fluidity that I feel in my gender expression. It allows me to feel more authentic and faithful to the person that I know I am. “

Demi Lovato

The singer has been the last known face to express their new gender identification and change pronouns. But before Lovato, other celebrities discarded the“norm mold” .

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Indya Moore

Moore is the protagonist of the series “Pose” and also the protagonist of other historic achievements. For example, they got in 2019 to be the first trans and non-binary person to star on the cover of Elle Magazine in 34 years. The actress has told how their parents tried to discipline trying to make them accept the male sex. At only 14 years old, Moore ended up leaving her house. “The intention of many parents of queer children is not to hurt them. They believe they are saving their children from danger. But they don’t realise that they are causing them harm.”

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Lachlan Watson

In addition to starring in the Netflix series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina“, in their 20s Watson has emerged as one of the most recognised activist voices in the trans and non-binary community. For instance, in an interview with MTV News, Watson opened up about their gender identity journey, describing it as a three-part opera. In act 1, at 13 years old they felt as a cisgender lesbian. For act 2, they came out as trans. Now, in act 3, they identify as non-binary. Watson has thanked his role as Theo for having the opportunity to not have to play a non-binary character.

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Sam Smith

Smith doesn’t need a presentation. They are the winners of an Oscar and several Grammy Awards. They are the authors of hits like ‘Stay With Me‘. And they shared this revelation about their gender with their Instagram followers in a video posted in March 2019. “I am neither male nor female; I flow in a position of gender that is between the two extremes. Sometimes I think like a woman and that is why I have always lived a little war between my body and my mind ”. The British singer thanked Lady Gaga‘s “The Fame” for having been the reason of reconciling them with their own identity. “It was as if she had given me the permission to be myself and to be proud of myself. It was a form of expression and also of protection.

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Amandla Stenberg

Stenberg, who broke out as a young actor playing Rue in “The Hunger Games” and recently starred in the celebrated film “The Hate U Give,” came out as non-binary with a Tumblr post in 2016. Amandla Stenberg, who also identifies as gay, wrote that she doesn’t feel like a woman all the time. “I tend to believe that gender as we have established it in today’s society doesn’t really exist anymore.

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Sara Ramírez 

Known for their role as surgeon Callie Torres in “Grey’s Anatomy“, the Mexican revealed their new condition to their two million followers on Instagram in August 2020. They described the process as an “unapologetic journey of expansion of the soul.” Recently, they also confirmed their participation in the return of “Sex in New York“, in which they will play the first non-binary character in the history of this generational TV series.

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