Non-binary refers to a person who does not identify only as a man or woman, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
“Non-binary people may identify as being both a man and a woman, somewhere in between, or as falling completely outside these categories,” the organization says.
The term Non-binary can also be an umbrella phrase for identities such as agender, bigender, genderqueer, or genderfluid. Someone who identifies as nonbinary may also be transgender or identifies differently than the sex they were assigned at birth.
Those who identify as non-binary often use the they/them pronoun instead of she/her or he/him.
Demi Lovato is not the only entertainer to ditch gender labels. Here’s a list of celebrities who also identify as non-binary.
In 2019, Singer Sam Smith came out as non-binary.
“After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out,” they wrote via Twitter.
Lovato shared similar sentiments in their coming-out video. Lovato said being non-binary best represents their fluidity.
“I feel this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and am still discovering,” they said.
Last year, the artist retweeted a tweet celebrating being a non-binary person, which read, “There is absolutely nothing better than living outside the gender binary.” The singer quoted the tweet with a #IAmNonbinary hashtag.
The actor came out as a trans male this year via Instagram. “I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows, and the more I thrive,” He wrote.
He also was the first trans man featured on a Time magazine cover.
“The Hate U Give” star is non-binary. “Something we are struggling with is understanding the intersection of feminism and gender identity. we’re both people who don’t feel like ‘women’ all the time – but we claim feminism as our movement. Basically, we’re trying to understand the duality of being a non-binary person and a feminist,” they wrote via Tumblr when announcing their workshop on feminism.
The former “Grey’s Anatomy” star said they were non-binary in an Instagram post. They wrote, “New profile pic. In me is the capacity to be Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl, All, Neither #nonbinary.”
In 2015, Miley Cyrus revealed that she is genderfluid. “I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl,” Cyrus said.
Dorfman said in 2017 they identify as non-binary. “Physically, biologically I am male, and I’ve never wanted to change that. Yet inside, I am considerably more female,” they said.
The “Pose” star is transgender and non-binary. “I’m non-binary but I don’t really talk about it that much. I don’t feel like people really are there yet for understanding it, which I don’t mind, but I also acknowledge the way people see me as a woman,” they said.