Demi Lovato Describes Gay Grandfather As A 'Trailblazer'

Todd Rigney

There's a very good reason why Demi Lovato supports the LGBTQ community. The singer recently revealed that her grandfather came out as gay during the 1960s.

Lovato famously appeared at Heritage of Pride event late last month. According to the folks over at the Christian Times, Demi said she was nothing short of excited to take part in the nationwide celebrations. Not only did she get a huge from singer and activist Lance Bass, she also posed for a photo with Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox.

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"I have been an active advocate of the LGBT community and am wholly committed to supporting individuality and being comfortable in one's own skin. I am thrilled to be a part of both events as they are a wonderful celebration of independence and self-confidence."

Lovato said:

"I've never spoken about this before, but my grandfather was a trailblazer himself. He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel a lot of my spirit has come from him. He passed away a few years later, and I only wish he could have seen all the progress that has been made. It's such an honor to be welcomed and embraced by the LGBT community."

— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 20, 2014

— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 20, 2014

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