Demi Lovato pays tribute to Elton John in first performance since coming out as non-binary


Suits you! Demi Lovato shows off cleavage in plunging jacket… before paying tribute to Elton John in first performance since coming out as non-binary at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Last week, Demi Lovato came out as non-binary to fans, revealing that they have now changed their pronouns to them/they.

On Thursday, the pop singer opted for androgynous look, as they arrived in a suit at the the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Demi’s outfit displayed cleavage with a plunging neckline, and the singer wore a similar outfit when later performing a tribute to Elton John onstage. 

Suits you! Demi Lovato bares cleavage in plunging jacket at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Arrivals, Dolby Theater, Los Angeles on Thursday 

Also paying tribute to Elton – who arrived at the ceremony with his partner David Furnish – were performers H.E.R. and  

The 28-year-old singer revealed last week that they have changed their pronouns to they/them, and said they finally feel  ‘free’ after spending years ‘suppressing’ parts of their personality in order to fit in with society.

Speaking to Glenn Close and Anderson Cooper for Bring Change to Mind’s ‘A Conversation Starter’ livestream, they said: ‘I had suppressed so much of myself over the years. Growing up in the South and being raised Christian, I had these beliefs I had been told.’

Coming out: The 28-year-old singer revealed last week that they have changed their pronouns to they/them

Coming out: The 28-year-old singer revealed last week that they have changed their pronouns to they/them

They wore Blue Velvet: Demi's outfit displayed cleavage with a plunging neckline, and the singer wore a similar outfit when later performing a tribute to Elton John onstage

Making a statement: It was the first event Demi had gone to since coming out

They wore Blue Velvet: Demi’s outfit displayed cleavage with a plunging neckline, and the singer wore a similar outfit when later performing a tribute to Elton John onstage

Close up: The singer wore dramatic make-up that matched their blue velvet outfit

Close up: The singer wore dramatic make-up that matched their blue velvet outfit 

‘When I came out to LA, I knew I was queer. But, I think that a part of my freedom is acknowledging the queer part of myself.’

‘Because for so many years I shoved it down and I tried to fit it into a mould of what I thought society wanted from me. And, so much freedom in my life today has come from just me living my authentic truth.’

Demi announced they identify as non-binary in a social media post earlier this week, when they said they/them pronouns ‘best represent the fluidity’ they feel in their ‘gender expression’.

Paying tribute: Demi performed an Elton John song at the awards show while he was in attendance

Paying tribute: Demi performed an Elton John song at the awards show while he was in attendance

Rocketman vibes: Demi certainly looked the part went giving a nod to Elton onstage

Rocketman vibes: Demi certainly looked the part went giving a nod to Elton onstage 

Also paying tribute: H.E.R. took to the stage to join Demi

Also paying tribute: H.E.R. took to the stage to join Demi 

Elton fans: H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, and Demi Lovato are seen onstage at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Elton fans: H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, and Demi Lovato are seen onstage at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

They said in a video: “I want to take this moment to share something very personal with you. Over the past year-and-a-half I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work, and through this work I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary.

“With that said, I’ll be officially changing my pronouns to they/them. I feel that 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 still am discovering.”

Despite this, Demi doesn’t want to be seen as “an expert or a spokesperson”.

The ‘Cool for the Summer’ hitmaker added: “I want to make it clear I’m still learning and coming into myself – I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson.”

Man of the night: Elton John and David Furnish iHeartRadio Music Awards, Dolby Theater, Los Angeles on Thursday

Man of the night: Elton John and David Furnish iHeartRadio Music Awards, Dolby Theater, Los Angeles on Thursday

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