Teen singer JoJo Siwa says she is neither gay nor straight, but definitely LGBT

by Peter Heck · Jan 27th, 2021 9:29 am
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Last Updated Jan 29th, 2021 at 10:05 pm

YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa, known for her bubbly, uplifting, and clean songs and dances, announced that she now identifies as LGBT.

The dancer and singer later said on her Instagram Live feed that though she is sure she is not straight, she does not identify as gay and does not have a label.

"I always believed that my person was just going to be my person," Siwa said to her fans. "And if that person happened to be a boy, great, and if that person happened to be a girl, great!"

Saying she is "super duper happy" with where her life is right now, Siwa said she was going to "keep things in my life private until they are ready to be public." She went on to counsel others that "no matter who you love…it's OK."

The social media phenomenon had a message regarding those who would not approve of her choices.

"Of course people are going to say it's not normal, but nothing is normal," Siwa said. "Literally not one thing about anybody is normal and it's OK not to be normal, it's OK to be a little different, it's OK to be a little weird, strange, different. That's something we should never, ever be afraid of. That's something we should be proud of."

Siwa said her parents approve of her somewhat ambiguous sexual identity, with her mom telling her it's "totally okay." The singer gave no indication if the announcement meant that her music, which is known for its family-friendly appeal, would be taking on a more activist tone.


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