Demi Lovato, Cynthia Erivo, Busy Phillips and a number of others people are featured in a new video from GLAAD and Universal Music Group emphasizing the freedom for people to choose their own pronouns, “to spread awareness of the importance of using pronouns to create an environment of inclusivity and respect.”
The full list of participating talent and executives include: Ab Gibson, Alyssa Rose, Andrew Gelwicks, Anthony Allen Ramos, Briana King, Busy Phillips, Cali y El Dandee, Cynthia Erivo, Dan Reynolds, DaShaun Wesley, Dave Rocco, David Yi, Demi Lovato, Elle Moxley, Fletcher, Kiana Ledé, Peach PRC, Saro, Serena Sonoma, Vincint and Wrabel.
— GLAAD (@glaad) June 30, 2021
According to the announcement, the video aims to sheds light on the importance of pronouns for trans and cisgender people. “Using someone’s correct pronouns and addressing them in a way that’s consistent and true to who they are is a form of respect. Using the correct pronouns for trans and nonbinary youth is a way to let them know that you see them, you affirm them, you accept them and to let them know that they’re loved during a time when they’re being targeted by discriminatory anti-trans state laws.”
In the video, which also features Dan Reynolds from “Imagine Dragons” and Elle Moxley, Lovato introduces their pronouns as they/them. Earlier this year, Lovato announced: “Today is a day I’m so happy to share more of my life with you all- I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary & will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward. She also said, “Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras.”