Demi Lovato is a proud defender of transgender rights.
On Saturday, the singer took to Instagram to share a book written by her friend Alok Vaid-Menon, Beyond the Gender Binary.
“Trans rights are human rights!” she wrote in the caption, noting that Vaid-Menon’s book “is a great resource to learn more about how to support trans and gender non-conforming people.”
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Trans rights are human rights! My friend @alokvmenon has a new book out called #BeyondTheGenderBinary that is a great resource to learn more about how to support trans and gender non-conforming people. They have launched a book drive to donate 5000 copies to LGBTQ youth all across the country for Pride. You can donate a copy and order one for yourself at the link in their bio. This will be a life saving resource for so many people and will change the way that you think about gender. We all deserve to live in a world that celebrates our creativity over our conformity! There’s so many golden nuggets I wish everyone could hear so please please please pick this book up for a great cause and a great read!! 💖💖💖 love you so much Alok – thank you for having me today on your live and for your incredible friendship!!!
Lovato, 27, also took part in an Instagram Live discussion with Vaid-Menon, declaring herself to be an “ally” of the trans community and people of colour.
“I’m Hispanic, but I’m white-passing, so I’m like… what is my responsibility as an ally?” she said. “I learned that I have to put my fears aside and speak up for all of the people of colour that I love, that I don’t know, and the people that are being treated poorly and abused and killed.”
She also wanted to ensure she’d made her intentions clear. “I need to put my fears aside… I just didn’t want anyone to question my intentions,” she said. “I’m gonna be an ally, and I think people need to do the same with the trans community. I really consider myself an ally.”
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 24, 2020