Demi Lovato Won't Define Her Sexuality, Deal With It
"It's something I don't think needs to have a label: As humans, It's just about a connection with someone."
The politics of celebrities coming out are certainly complicated (see: Noah Galvin's controversial take on this from yesterday). With increasing pressure on LGBT stars to represent the entire queer community, some celebs shy away from labels out of fear of responsibility -- others out of a genuine commitment to a less judgmental society.
Demi Lovato certainly seems to be in the latter category. Despite her amazing advocacy on behalf of LGBTs, Demi isn't willing to identify as anything other than herself. "It's something I don't think needs to have a label: As humans, It's just about a connection with someone," she said in an interview with People.
"[LGBT rights are] something I'm passionate about because I get it; I grew up in Texas. Being different in Texas or in the South in general, you can be judged," she continued. "I grew up in a home where there was absolutely nothing wrong with somebody identifying as another sex or liking the same sex. People will say, 'Thank you so much for all that you do.' And my response is: It's just something that people should already be doing."
Lovato has dealt with rumors about her sexuality for a while now. According to ONTD, in 2013 actress Ruby Rose claimed that the two had been romantically involved. Last summer, Demi released the delightfully queer seasonal jam "Cool for the Summer," which left many speculating as to whether the song's lyrics related to the singer's preferred choice in partner.