Pop star and actress says her relative was an early pioneer for LGBTI rights and equality
Pop star Demi Lovato has long been a supporter of the LGBTI community.
But now, she has revealed why, saying her grandfather was gay.
‘I’ve never spoken about this before, but my grandfather was a trailblazer himself,’ she said last night.
‘He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel that a lot of my spirit has come from him.
‘He passed away a few years later and I only wish he could have been able to see all the progress that has been made.
‘It’s such an honor to be welcomed and embraced by the LGBT community, so thank you very much.’
The ‘Heart Attack’ singer was speaking at Logo TV’s Trailblazers event to honor the pioneers that made historic strides for LGBTI equality. It will air on 26 June.
Lovato supported the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last year, and guest starred as Santana’s girlfriend in season 5 on Glee.
She will also be headlining the New York City Pride Dance on the Pier on 29 June.