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Demi Lovato Says Straight Guys 'Need To Get Past' This Sex-Based Fear

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By Alyssa McCraw

Demi Lovato uses her big voice for much more than music. During an hourlong live stream on Saturday, the GRAMMY nominee gave Instagram a big piece of her mind.

Blunt honesty is a real track record for the 27-year-old. A quick Google search for "Demi Lovato Twitter rant" will provide a front page full of (individual) instances tracing back to 2012.

The most recent public meltdown came in 2019 after Lovato tweeted that the 21 Savage memes had been her "favorite part of the Super Bowl" so far. The big game kicked off just hours after the rapper had been arrested and was facing deportation. Amidst the backlash, she deleted her Twitter entirely.

Lovato would make a full recovery, eventually returning to Twitter and performing at this year's Super Bowl.

Keep reading to see what Demi has to say now...

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Demi Wasn't Always 'Cool For The Summer'

Demi Lovato performs "Cool For The Summer" at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
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These days, the "Confident" songstress tends to save her spitfire for the bigger things, like raising awareness for substance abuse issues and mental health disorders.

She's clearly comfortable tackling the heavy-hitting subjects. Given this and her sexy image, it might be surprising that Lovato used to decline speaking about sexuality at all (exact words being, "thank you for the opportunity, but I think I’m gonna pass").

The former Disney darling then paved the way to her own coming out - her 2015 bi-curious hit "Cool For The Summer" left little to the mind.

'A Life Saving Resource'

Demi Lovato holds up Alok Vaid-Menon's book, "Beyond The Gender Binary"
Demi Lovato | Instagram

Lovato revealed in her 2018 documentary that she had been seeking both guys and girls on the celebrity dating app Raya. That same year, she described herself to InStyle as being "very fluid."

"I think love is love. You can find it in any gender. I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want," she added.

The singer took it a step further last night during a chat with friend/author Alok Vaid-Menon. Their new book "Beyond The Gender Binary" releases next week, and Lovato says it "will be a life saving resource for so many people."

She Was 'Terrified'

Demi Lovato in bed
Demi Lovato | Instagram

She recalled asking herself, "If there are so many differences in the human race, why are we only given two options?"

Asking questions like this led Lovato to identify as a cisgender queer woman. She also found that fear was the reason she didn't speak up for gender/sexuality issues sooner.

"I was afraid that people would think I didn't know what I was talking about...I was terrified that people would think just using the LGBTQIA+ community because I wasn't ready to come out and say 'I'm bisexual.'"

We Need To 'Speak Our Minds'

Demi Lovato at the voting polls during the 2018 midterm election
Demi Lovato | Instagram

"I think that might be a reason some people are still terrified to speak out. Especially heterosexual men [who] are afraid to be allies to trans people and queer people because of toxic masculinity."

Lovato declared that "we need to get past the fear and become allies to people and speak our minds, even when it’s uncomfortable for us who are speaking up."

"There are people in need and that’s so much more important than my fear."

You can watch Demi's full talk with Alok below!

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