BREAKING: Demi Lovato Almost Maybe Possibly Has a Girlfriend Now

Famed pop singer and lesbian cult favorite Demi Lovato has perhaps maybe recently made the best decision any woman could ever make, which is to date another woman. This past weekend, Disney star Demi Lovato visited Disneyland with DJ/Producer Lauren Abedini, which is a little on the nose but we’ll forgive it.

Lovato was spotted interlocking fingers with Lauren Abedini in a tantalizing move lesbians call “holding hands.” Furthermore, some precious inappropriately invasive souls captured, via mobile phone cameras, very intimate body contact between the two women, including Demi putting her hand squarely on Abedini’s backside as Abedini rested her arm on Demi’s upper back, which almost definitely means that the two women are more than just gal pals.

“Honestly that’s great,” said Autostraddle Vapid Fluff Editor Stef Schwartz in a Slack chat she didn’t know I planned on quoting in this piece. “I was really sad when she made it sound like she had experimented with girls and was over it and was just gonna date beefy MMA dudes and Wilmer Valderrama from now on.”

Lauren Abedini is a smokin’ hot openly gay self-identified DJ, Producer and Intersectional Feminist who runs a series of non-profit DJ workshops for women with all proceeds donated to local women’s shelters. Yup: she’s a g-ddamn catch, this woman.

In other words, these women would make an intense power couple, capable of great magic beyond anything a young Demi may have imagined while in the Princess Protection Program.

Nobody involved has confirmed this union but Twitter is 100% confident that this is really happening, which Teen Vogue took note of. We’ve speculated about Demi Lovato being bisexual in the past, and cannot wait to continue this line of speculation indefinitely.

In conclusion, I made it through this entire post without a single “cool for the summer” joke, and also:

ETA: Higher-quality pictures of two gals being pals holding hands even though it’s really hot and their palms may have gotten sweaty.

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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]

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  1. My wife and I went to Disneyland with our five year old, and we saw SO many adorable young lesbian couples. Maybe we’re just used to sad Indiana, but we were so surprised and so pleased. We probably saw Demi Lovato and just nudged each other to say “hey, kindred spirits over there” and didn’t know it was her (because we’re old and dorky).

  2. I am so upset right now, everything I have read about Lauren Abedini in the past five minutes has moved her up to the top of my Gals I’d Be Pals With list but she decided an attractive celebrity is better than me. Me, a tiny gay who has only started internet stalking her in the past seven minutes. Despicable. They better stay together forever and get gay married or this’ll have just wasted a good ten minutes of my time.

  3. Even though my eyes did see that Riese was the author, my brain didn’t register it and I started reading the article thinking Stef had wrote it because, you know, vapid fluff. So I was super confused when Stef quoted herself.

  4. Y’all!
    This is the same person that dated Angel Haze right????

    Also you should read her twitter where she has been tweeting such gems as ‘Awake thinking about you’ (Sep 1st) and ‘I appreciate you so damn much’ (Sep 8th). I can only assume these are about Demi TBH.

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