Demi Lovato got nostalgic about her sexual identity during the conversation with Netflix’s “Queer Eye” star, Tan France, as part of Facebook Watch’s “Coming Out 2020 “. This live stream, which was hosted by Demi and Tan, happened on Friday, 9 October, in order to celebrate the National Coming Out Day, which is on Sunday, October 11.
The singer-songwriter, with the fashion designer, was accompanied by few LGBTQIA activists, supporters, entertainers, allies, and others from all around the world, who shared their “powerful and candid” confessions and testimonials about each one of their coming out journeys, according to Facebook. The one-hour special interview featured a musical performance by artist LP, awarenesses from celebrities and encouragers, confessions from Angelica Ross (founder/CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises), fashion stylist Law Roach, actor Nico Tortorella, artist-choreographer-actor-model Leiomy Maldonado, and digital influencer/YouTuber Tyler Oakley.
Demi’s Queer Journey
“I identify as queer and I am here”, claims the “I Love Me” singer. During the conversation, Lovato expressed her coming out process mentioning the classic 90s film “Cruel Intentions” as a pinnacle for discovering and understanding her sexuality. “It was definitely when I was young and I should not have been watching Cruel Intentions, but I did it”, she responded to Tan France when he asked her about how she knew that she was queer. The “OK Not To Be OK” singer stated that- just like other queer members- she came out in small steps, beginning with a thickly-created group of trusted loved ones. “I pretty much told all of my friends and older sister when I was 17. They all knew about it before I brought it to my parents and then the public those from my three phases”, says the musician. In previous years, Demi Lovato has frequently been open about her sexual orientation. In 2016, the “Neon Lights” singer elaborated that she didn’t feel like she needed to belong to anyone of society’s specific labels, later explaining in 2018, that her sexuality is very “fluid”.
National Queer Day
National Coming Out Day (Oct 11), symbolizes the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987. Facebook Watch’s “Coming Out 2020” not only acknowledges the coming out stories but also supports the people who are currently trying to come out, as well as those who are unable to share their gender identity or sexual orientation. Owing to Facebook what is special, Facebook and Instagram have decided to launch varieties of features, resources, apparel, and shoutouts for National Coming Out Day. These include the new Instagram Guides that are created in partnership with PFLAG, a new Coming Out Day Sticker Pack on the Facebook app, and an animated queer-inspired Facebook logo that will connect to a custom hashtag feed for #ComingOut2020 that will showcase relevant content and group recommendations.
LGBTQ+ Members are Equally Valid and Humane
Demi Lovato’s vigor represents the importance that every labeling of one’s sexuality is valid and that includes abandoning labels entirely or feeling connected to different sexualities during various parts of your life. Of course, coming out is different for each individual; and no matter what level of the journey you are in, or the amount of progress you have improved, your identity and validity are considered to be real and unique. Hence, it is up to you to decide on how you would like to share yourself with the world.