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Demi Lovato brought trans legislator Danica Roem with her to the AMAs

Demi Lovato brought trans legislator Danica Roem with her to the AMAs

Demi Lovato and Danica Roem on the AMAs red carpet

Demi Lovato walked down the American Music Awards red carpet last night (19 November) with a very special plus one: transgender legislator Danica Roem.

Earlier this month, Roem made history when she became the first out transgender person elected to state office.

She defeated anti-LGBTI  candidate Bob Marshall for the Virginia House of Delegates District 13 seat. Since then, her name has gained plenty of attention — and now even more after crushing it on the red carpet.

‘I heard her story and I think what Danica has done is completely inspirational and she’s a trailblazer,’ Lovato explains. ‘I wanted her to join me because my performance is about bullying.’

She sang her song Sorry Not Sorry at the show.

Lovato reaced out to Roem, inviting her to the show. In fact, they only met for the first time yesterday in a hotel room right before the ceremony.

She further told E! that she wanted Roem ‘in the audience with me tonight because I feel like we have been through some of the same things and now we get to share this experience together’.

While Roem is more of a heavy metal listener, she talks about Lovato’s stances for inclusion and against bullying meaning a lot to her.

GLAAD President and CEO praised the pairing: ‘Demi Lovato and Danica Roem are two strong and inspirational women who embody the need for all Americans to stand together united and to take action today against any form of discrimination and oppression.’

She also described Lovato continuing her legacy of ‘raising the bar for entertaining audiences around the world and for spotlighting social issues that need the most attention’.

Watch Sorry Not Sorry music video: