February 6, 2023

Kehlani Confirms Non-Binary Pronouns as She/They

Kehlani has now mentioned that they like to go by non-binary pronouns.

On Tuesday, Kehlani sat with Byrdie Journal the place she explains utilizing she/they pronouns. Kehlani says that when individuals use ‘they’ it feels affirming.

“I don’t mind when people say ‘she’ at all, but something feels really affirming when people say ‘they’. It feels like…you really see me,” she says.

Earlier this yr, Kehlani confirmed her sexual preferences and got here out as lesbian. The singer says that as a substitute of specializing in “coming out,” she reasonably give attention to the journey. “I wish it was more of a journey discovering how I love and what I need versus putting the emphasis on having to ‘come out’ with my sexual identity.”

The singer additionally speaks on having privilege within the trade as a “cisgender-presenting, straight-presenting” particular person. “I think a lot of artists who we talk about and say, ‘Oh, they had to come out or they had to do this,’ a lot of them can’t hide it. A lot of it is very [much] in how they present. It’s tougher for them. It’s tougher for trans artists. It’s tougher for Black gay men. It’s tougher for Black masculine gay women.”

Kehlani is about to launch her latest album ‘Blue Water Road’ in early 2022. The album will discuss ‘love and coming into gayness.’