Sunday marks National Coming Out Day, and while stars are waving their rainbow flags, they’re also encouraging others to come out on their own terms.
Demi Lovato, who co-hosted the Facebook Watch event “Coming Out 2020” on Friday, came out publicly as bisexual in 2017, though the singer now reveals she had been expressing her sexuality through her music in years prior.
“There were times when I wrote songs about girls that my fans thought I wrote about guys,” Lovato said, reflecting on her coming out journey. “I’m surprised that some of them didn’t figure out that some of the songs were for certain people. I was sharing it with the world and yet I wasn’t being completely obvious with what I was talking about. Music was my safe space.”
Big names including Lovato, her “Coming Out 2020” co-host Tan France and more celebrated National Coming Out Day on Sunday, an annual day of awareness for the LGBTQ+ community that celebrates a person’s coming out journey.
“Coming Out Day isn’t necessarily meant to be the day you come out, unless you really, really want to. You do you,” said “Queer Eye” fashion guru France. “It’s more of a day to reflect and support the journey of others.”
Prior to “Queer Eye,” France had come out “in stages” to those close to him. But joining the reality show, the premise of which involved a contestant getting a life makeover from five gay men (hair guru Jonathan Van Ness has since come out as non-binary), meant he would be coming out globally…