Since coming out in April 2018 (click here to read more), Janelle Monáe has been no stranger to making headlines for her candid discussions regarding sexuality, especially her own.
Using her platform to educate fans, followers, and more, the Grammy-nominated singer/actress ignited conversations around pansexuality – the concept of being omni-sexual and not limiting one’s sexual or romantic attraction to one gender or gender identity.
Single-handedly increasing Google searches of the term, it appears she’s on the verge of a repeat after participating in a trending topic on social media Friday (January 10) and seemingly announcing that she identifies as non-binary.
On Friday, the hashtag #IAmNonbinary trended on Twitter throughout the day and was used to encourage unity and visibility for people who identify as such. “Non-binary” gender identity is a term used to describe individuals who may experience a gender identity that is not exclusively male or female and may fall in between or beyond both genders.
In response to the momentum, Monáe posted this:
As of time reported, the multi-talented diva has not confirmed if she was officially coming out or if she was using the hashtag in support of others who are non-binary. If the former, she’s yet to confirm the pronouns she prefers to be referenced by.
Until the clarification (upon which this story will be updated), we still support Monáe for continuing to be a champion for all forms of equality.