'I accidentally do it myself': Demi Lovato says they don't take offence to being misgendered

Demi Lovato has explained why they don't mind if people misgender them after coming out as nonbinary earlier this year. 

Sharing a message for nonbinary awareness week, the popstar explained it was "okay" if someone misgendered them, admitting they sometimes even do it themselves. 

"It's a huge transition to change the pronouns I've used for myself my entire life. And it's difficult to remember sometimes!" the 'Sorry Not Sorry' singer, who uses they/them pronouns, wrote on Instagram. 

"As long as you keep trying to respect my truth, and as long as I remember my truth, the shift will come naturally," the note continued. 

"I'm just grateful for your effort in trying to remember what means so much to my healing process." 

Captioning the image on Instagram, Lovato told their fans: "It's all about your intention. It's important to me that you try, but if you make a mistake, it's okay. Remember that I love you, and to keep going." 

In May, Lovato revealed they identified as nonbinary, attributing their near-fatal 2018 drug overdose to years of suppressing who they really were. 

"I was ignoring my truth...in order to please stylists, or team members, or even fans that wanted me to be the sexy, feminine pop star in the leotard and look a certain way, you know?" Lovato said on their podcast at the time. 

"I thought that was what I was supposed to be and now I just realize that it's so much more important to live your truth than to ever suppress yourself because that's the type of stuff that happens when you do," they added.