Tan France, Demi Lovato to Host Facebook Special for Coming Out Day

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Saturday October 10, 2020

"Queer Eye" fashion guru Tan France will team with self-described "sexually fluid" singer Demi Lovato to host a star-studded Coming Out Day special on Oct. 9 on Facebook, Variety reports.

Titled "Coming Out 2020," the hour-long special is set to premiere on Facebook Watch. Slated to be part of the show, Variety reports, are "a musical performance by recording artist LP, shout-outs from celebrities and allies, and testimonials from Ruby Rose ("The Doorman," "Batwoman"), Angelica Ross (founder/CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises)," and others, including drag performer Trixie Mattel and Tyler Oakley.

"Facebook Watch's 'Coming Out 2020' will not only recognize coming out stories but also will support those who may be currently coming out, as well as those who may not yet be able to share their gender identity or sexual orientation," Variety added.

On her Facebook page, Lovato posted: "Coming out is a journey that is different for everybody, but Tan France and I are here to make sure those on the journey know they are not alone."

France also took to Facebook, posting on his page: "Coming out is more than one day, one moment, one story. It's a lifetime journey that is unique for everyone."

National Coming Out Day is celebrated every Oct. 11 and marks the anniversary of a National March on Washington, D.C., that took place in 1987 in support of LGBTQ equality.

The special will be at FacebookWatch, which is available through the Facebook App Page.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.