Did Pansexual Queen Janelle Monáe Just Come Out as Nonbinary?

The Grammy nominee shared the trending hashtag #IAmNonbinary.

Janelle Monáe keeps giving us no choice but to stan.

The hashtag #IAmNonbinary was trending on Twitter this week with many using it to promote nonbinary visibility or education. The pansexual performer shared the hashtag on Friday, quote-tweeting a gif of nonbinary character Stevonnie from Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe.

“Are you a boy or a girl?” the meme says. “I am an experience.” Camryn, who originally posted the gif, wrote, “There is absolutely nothing better than living outside the gender binary.”

It remains unclear whether the 34-year-old Grammy nominee was tweeting about her own gender identity or merely expressing solidarity with the nonbinary community.

Monáe came out as queer in 2018, revealing that she identified with “pansexuality” and had been in “relationships with both men and women.”

“I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker,” Monáe continued. “I want young girls, young boys, non-binary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you.”

Monáe’s acting credits include Moonlight, Hidden Figures, and Harriet. She will next be seen in Antebellum, The Glorias, and the second season of Amazon’s Homecoming.

NewNowNext will update if Monáe clarifies her tweet or preferred pronouns.

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