New Yorkers applying for food stamps, Medicaid, and other essential public assistance programs are about to experience a more inclusive application process. Why? Because they’ll soon have the option to select an “X” gender marker when filling out those forms.
Demi Lovato has come out as non-binary and has brought up an important message to empower others. In their podcast 4D with Demi Lovato, they said 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 am still discovering.” This episode of the podcast includes Alok Vaid-Menon, a gender-nonconforming author. In this conversation, Lovato also shares their hopes for others to take people’s pronouns seriously and to not be afraid of embracing their identities. Lovato has also changed their pronouns to they/them, which everyone should be supportive of.