Demi Lovato has showed once again why she is a brilliant role model and an inspiration to many! The Stone Cold singer recently received GLAAD’s Vanguard Award in honor of her constant support and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. Upon the acceptance of the award that was presented by her long-time friend Nick Jonas, she gave a moving speech about the significance of the honor to her. The speech contained her personal experiences and anecdotes about the subject in the light of her upbringing.
“I grew up with friends that were gay and who were afraid to come out and one thing that I did have was a safe environment that my family raised me in… they raised me not to judge, not to think differently of people or find it weird or uncomfortable, it just is life, it’s love, and people deserve to be able to love who they want to love.”
The 23-year old songstress talked about how making use of her status as a public figure to support various causes means a lot to her.
“I always knew that if I made it as a singer, I needed to use my voice for so much more than just singing, and this award means so much to me, more than music – any music award – because this is the real stuff.”
Over the years, GLAAD has honored many big-name LGBTQ+ stars and straight allies, from Kerry Washington to Jennifer Lopez, to induce in general public a sense of acceptance towards the LGBTQ+ community. As Demi has been constantly supporting this cause since day one and has spoken strongly about the issue countless times, she is, no doubt, totally deserving of this prestigious honor.
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