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Demi Lovato Speaks Out Against Gender Reveal Parties With Passionate Statement

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

02:15 26 Feb 2021


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Demi Lovato shares her opinion of gender reveals

Demi Lovato is speaking out against gender reveal parties.

The singer re-posted a statement from Alok Vaid-Menon, titled, 'Why Gender Reveals Are Transphobic.'

 

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Addressing Alok, Demi wrote, 'Thank you for sharing your knowledge and educating us always.'

Alok's statement reads, 'This is not about being politically correct, it’s about being correct.'

'The refusal to acknowledge this stems from a misunderstanding of what transphobia is.'

 

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'Transphobia is not just prejudice or violence against an individual trans person, it is a belief system that presumes non-trans people to be more “natural” than trans people.'

'Only individual people can self determine their gender.'

 

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The post itself

The post includes a series of text images.

They read, 'It’s both insincere and incorrect to pretend that gender reveal parties are not transphobic.'

'You can’t have your proverbial pink-blue binary cake and eat it too.'

 

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The post continues, 'This is not about political correctness, it’s just…correct.'

'We condemn gender reveals not because of our identity, but because of reality.'

'Transphobia is not just about prejudice against individual trans people, it’s also a way of thinking that understands non-trans people as more natural/organic and erases everyone else.'

 

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The post goes on to say, 'Gender reveals require not just the invalidation of transness, but the impossibility of transness.'

'Even though we might have grown accustomed to other people gendering us, that doesn't make it right.'

'Only individuals can determine their own gender.'

Read the full statement below:

 

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Meanwhile, Demi's new documentary Dancing with the Devil drops March 23rd

Watch the trailer here.


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