Demi Lovato is “too queer” to be with a cisgender man, the singer admits in a recent interview with Glamour.
“When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am,” Lovato says. “This past year, I was engaged to a man, and when it didn’t work, I was like, ‘This is a huge sign.’ I thought I was going to spend my life with someone. Now that I wasn’t going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth.”
The singer spoke with Glamour ahead of the March 23 release of her YouTube documentary, “Dancing With the Devil,” which chronicles how Lovato has rebuilt herself following a relapse into substance abuse and subsequent overdose in 2018. “I am now making choices — for the day, and then the future — about what it is I want and what’s going to make me the happiest.”
Although she identifies as “really queer,” Lovato also says in the interview that she is more interested for the moment to explore who she is than to declare it to the world. “I know who I am and what I am, but I’m just waiting until a specific timeline to come out to the world as what I am,” she says.
She does, however, give our queer hearts something to hope for. The singer, who says she’s exploring herself through casual dating, also speaks candidly about her sexual experience with another woman. “I hooked up with a girl and was like, ‘I like this a lot more.’ It felt better. It felt right.”