Demi Lovato is revealing an “amazing and thoughtful” letter she received from presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, where she thanked her for “empowering young Americans.”
Demi took to Instagram to share the sweet letter she received from Clinton on April 4, where Hillary congratulated Lovato on her recent honor of receiving of the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards and also thanked the “Stone Cold” singer for her efforts in supporting the LGBT community.
“Just before the #glaadawards saturday I got this amazing and thoughtful message from an equally amazing woman, [Hillary Clinton],” Demi told her more than 36 million Instagram followers, “I’m so humbled that she has my back as I have hers… #ImWithHer”
Demi’s Instagram post showed the letter she received from Hillary in full, which was personally signed by the presidential hopeful and written on paper branding her full name in the letter head.
After telling Demi in the sweet letter “Congratulations, my friend!” regarding the prestigious honor bestowed on her by the organization, Hillary continued by thanking Lovato for her support on behalf of “open-hearted and open-minded Americans everywhere.”
“I cannot thank you enough for using your celebrity to amplify the voices and stories of the LGBT community,” Clinton told Lovato in the letter, “Through you music, you continue to empower young Americans to be themselves, to love themselves, and to believe in the power of kindness.”
“We all deserve to live with dignity,” Hillary continued to Demi, “whether we are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or any ally.”
“I am delighted to join with your family, friends, fans and the entire GLAAD community in celebrating your receipt of the Vanguard Award at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards,” Hillary added, before writing that she “remains so grateful” for the example Demi Lovato has set through her celebrity.
I couldn't have been more excited to support such a courageous, loving and #CONFIDENT woman in Iowa last night. Thank you @hillaryclinton for having me.. It was an honor to share the stage with you in your campaign to become the FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!! You have my vote!!! ????????????❤️ @HillaryForIA #ImWithHer #voteforhillary (btw her being a woman is just a bonus.. Not the reasoning behind my decision)
Lovato hasn’t been shy about her support of Clinton in the past, having publicly supported Hillary’s run for president of the United States at fundraising events and on social media.
Back in January, Lovato took to Instagram to show off a photo of herself with Hillary at a fundraiser in Iowa, where she wrote that she “couldn’t have been more excited to support such a courageous, loving and confident woman.”
“It was an honor to share the stage with you in your campaign to become the FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!! You have my vote!!!,” Demi continued in the photo’s caption earlier this year, clarifying that she wasn’t just planning on voting for Hillary because she’s a woman. “[That’s] just a bonus,” Lovato said.
GLAAD previously announced last month that Demi would be receiving the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards ceremony on April 2 and described Lovato as being an “extraordinary ally” for the LGBT community.
“[Demi Lovato] is committed to helping young people embrace who they are and live the lives they love,” GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said of Lovato in a statement, noting that Demi has celebrated her late gay grandfather, campaigned for GLAAD against bullying and even filmed the music video for her track “Really Don’t Care” at an LGBT pride event.
Demi previously spoke out about her decision to dedicate the single “Really Don’t Care” to the LGBT community in an interview with Refinery29 back in 2014, where she revealed that the track was initially supposed to be about a breakup.
“It was originally a breakup song, and I wanted to make it more empowering,” Lovato told the site of the single, “When I thought of the lyrics ‘really don’t care’, it made me think of bullying, and made me think of the LGBT community, who deal with that so often, but they accept themselves.”
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