Demi Lovato, an active supporter of the LGBT community, revealed at the Logo TV’s inaugural Trailblazers Awards, that her grandfather too was gay.
The “Neon Lights” singer made the announcement before presenting an award to Netflix's hit comedy-drama series “Orange Is the New Black” at the New York event honoring supporters of LGBT rights. The award ceremony will be aired on Thursday on Logo TV, which is owned by Viacom Media Networks.
"I've never spoken about this before, but my grandfather was a trailblazer himself," Lovato reportedly said. "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.”
The 21-year-old singer also reportedly said that she was honored that she was “welcomed and embraced by the LGBT community.” Lovato, who was the Grand Marshal at Los Angeles’ Pride Parade earlier this month, will reportedly perform at New York’s pride festival this weekend.
Other stars that were also present at the event include musician Adam Levine, singer-songwriter Nate Ruess, “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe, film producer Joe Manganiello, singer Lance Bass and musician Pete Wentz.
NBA star Jason Collins was honored by Bass, while singer Michael Stipe honored activist John "Long Jones" Abdallah Wambere from Uganda.