The singer took to Instagram to share a post calling out gender reveal parties as transphobic. By sharing a post from transgender rights activist Alok Vaid-Menon, “why gender reveals are transphobic.” The post states that “both insincere and incorrect to pretend that gender reveal parties aren’t transphobic.”
“This isn’t about political correctitude , it’s just … correct,” the post adds. “We condemn gender reveals not due to our identity, but due to reality. Gender reveals are supported the illusion that genitals = gender which there are only two options ‘boy or girl’,” the post continued.
“This definition erases the very fact that there are boys with vaginas and girls with penises which there are people that are neither boys nor girls. the thought that sex is predicated on genitalia is inconsistent with science.”
Demi also thanked the transgender rights activist within the caption and wrote, ” Alok Vaid Menon with the important 🙏🏼💕 many thanks for sharing your knowledge and educating us always.
”The refusal to acknowledge this stems from a misunderstanding of what transphobia is. Transphobia isn’t just prejudice or violence against a private trans person, it’s a belief system that presumes non-trans people to be more “natural” than trans people. Only individual people can self determine their gender”. she wrote within the caption.
Demi Lovato has long been an outspoken ally of the LGBTQ community.
Source: Wion News