GLAAD announced that next month it will be honoring Demi Lovato with the Vanguard Award for her support of the LGBT community. Award recipients are heterosexual members of the media who are recognized in the public for making “a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance.”
Demi Lovato has always been an outspoken supporter of the gay community and has proudly spoken of her gay grandfather who she says taught her to “speak out and stand up for what I believe in.” Also, she chose to shoot her 2013 music video “Really Don’t Care” at Los Angeles Pride, further supporting LGBT causes.
She also appeared in the tv show, Glee, during its fifth season as a lesbian involved in a relationship with Naya Rivera’s character. She chose to take that role because she wanted to “inspire people with my character to love who they are and accept who they are.”
GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement: “She is an extraordinary ally who is committed to helping young people embrace who they are and live the lives they love.”
She added: “Demi Lovato has consistently used her platform as a successful artist to send messages of acceptance and support to LGBT people everywhere.”
Demi Lovato will receive the award on April 2nd when the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies are held. Logo will telecast the ceremony on Logo on April 4.