Demi Lovato: 'Sexuality doesn't need to be labelled'
Demi Lovato refuses to label her sexuality because she considers love as simply a "connection" with another person.
The newly-single singer/actress, who announced her split from boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama last week (03Jun16), has previously suggested she may be bi-curious after including a telling line in the lyrics to her summer 2015 song Cool for the Summer.
"Got a taste for the cherry/I just need to take a bite," she sings on the track.
She fuelled the speculation while promoting the tune during an appearance on British talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man in September (15), when she was asked if the single was about lesbianism.
"I am not confirming and I'm definitely not denying," Demi slyly responded. "All of my songs are based off of personal experiences. I don't think there's anything wrong with experimentation at all."
Now the 23-year-old has further hinted that she would be open to a relationship with another woman in a discussion about sexuality in People magazine.
"It's something I don't think needs to have a label," the singer says. "As humans, It's just about a connection with someone."
Demi has long been an advocate for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community, after revealing in 2013 that her grandfather 'came out' in the 1960s.
The star and her friend Nick Jonas have also recently taken a stand against North Carolina's recently-introduced anti-gay law by cancelling two of their upcoming Future Now joint tour dates in the state to protest the so-called Bathroom Bill, also known as House Bill 2 (HB2).
Demi then showed her support for gender inclusive bathrooms during her set at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last month (May16), when she performed Cool For the Summer wearing a black mesh jersey emblazoned with a gender-inclusive public restroom logo, which features a silhouette of a person wearing half skirt, half pants.
It was subsequently revealed a replica of the jersey would be sold as part of the Future Now tour merchandise, with all proceeds benefiting LGBT organisations throughout North Carolina.
Discussing her continued fight for equal rights, she tells People, "It's 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.
"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."
Jonas, 23, couldn't agree more with his longtime friend, with whom he'll hit the road starting June 29 in Atlanta.
- Cover Media