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Demi Lovato Comes Out as Non-Binary, Changes Pronouns to "They/Them"

The singer and actor shared the news on their new podcast, 4D with Demi Lovato.

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Demi Lovato has come out as non-binary and is now using they/them pronouns.

The singer and actor made the announcement in the latest episode of their new podcast, 4D with Demi Lovato. "Over the past year and a half I've been doing some healing and self-reflective work," they explained. "And through this work, I've had the revelation that I identify as nonbinary."

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If you've watched BoJack Horseman, read Archie comics, or been rejected by someone who says they like you but your genitals gross them out, then you're familiar with asexuality ⁠— but probably not as familiar as you think.

A 2019 poll found that 76% of those surveyed weren't able to accurately define asexuality, despite 53% of respondents asserting that they could.

And that's fine. I can barely do it after years of research, and according to modern definitions I'm a full-fledged "heteroromantic" "asexual."

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TV Lists

Happy Bi Visibility Day: The Best Bisexual Representation on TV

Dear TV writers and boomers, bisexuality is not a phase or a stepping stone.

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Though bisexual people make up roughly 52% of the LGBTQ+ community, they've been underrepresented on television and in media for a long time.

When they do appear, they're frequently painted as sociopaths (cough, Villanelle on Killing Eve) or are painted as promiscuous or confused, if their identities are addressed at all.

Fortunately, many recent TV shows have been making up for decades of bisexual erasure and misrepresentation by featuring nuanced bisexual characters. On this Bisexual Visibility Day, here are some of TV's greatest bisexual icons.

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Culture Feature

A Brief History of Shakespeare's Possible Bisexuality

Recent research suggests now, more assuredly than ever before, that the Bard wasn't straight.

What do cuffed jeans, bob haircuts, septum piercings, the song "Sweater Weather" by the Neighborhood, and Shakespeare have in common? They're all tenets of bisexual culture.

Yes, you read that right: William Shakespeare, inarguably the greatest English-language writer of all time, has been inducted into bisexual culture—a celebration of things that are generally thought to be affiliated with, in one way or another, people who are bisexual. Speculation surrounding Shakespeare's sexuality is nothing new, but recent evidence proves that the English playwright was almost definitely not straight.

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Film Lists

6 Cisgender Actors Who Should've Been Like Halle Berry and Turned Down Trans Roles

After Halle Berry walked back her consideration of playing a transgender character, we look back at how Hollywood has repeatedly fumbled trans representation.

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Halle Berry has made headlines this week after turning down a role in which, had she gone through with production, would have represented a transgender man.

Berry, an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in films like Monster's Ball, Catwoman, and Gothika, took to Twitter Monday night to apologize for considering the role. "Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I"d like to apologize for those remarks," Berry wrote. "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."

The post continued: "I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera."

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Dwyane Wade Opens Up About Parenting a Transgender Child

The NBA star visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show to share his experience raising a teen in the LGBTQ+ community.

Dwyane Wade’s Candid Talk About Supporting His 12-Year-Old's Gender Identity

Dwyane Wade might be best known for his work on the court, but he's also gaining popularity for being a stellar ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

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