Demi Levato has revealed her thoughts on the topic of sexuality, and what it was like growing up in a non-progressive state.
The 23-year-old former Disney star spoke to People Magazine and argued that the world is too quick to place definitive labels on sexual preference.
It’s something I don’t think needs to have a label: As humans, It’s just about a connection with someone.
Lovato, along with tour-mate Nick Jonas, boycotted the state of North Carolina as a result of anti-LGBT legislation.
The ‘Bathroom Bill’ as it is referred to means citizens, regardless of how they identify or have transitioned, must now use the relevant bathroom to their sex at birth.
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.
I grew up in the theater community, and I was around the LGBT community early on in my life. I came from a really loving home that was all about acceptance – acceptance of all people of all walks of life. So I think I’ve carried that with me as I’ve transitioned into my adult career. I try to do what I can to support a community that’s been very supportive of me.
Wow, it’s almost like being taught acceptance breeds further acceptance…