March 3, 2016


Demi Lovato To Be Honored at 2016 GLAAD Awards

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Demi Lovato has been an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community, and one of its most prominent organizations will recognize her next month.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) revealed that the "Confident" singer will receive its annual Vanguard Award, which is given to an entertainer in the public eye who has "made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance." In the past, Demi has spoken about her late grandfather who came out in the '60s, filmed a prideful video for her single "Really Don't Care," played a lesbian character on Glee, and at one point teamed up with GLAAD to campaign against bullying.

"She is an extraordinary ally who is committed to helping young people embrace who they are and live the lives they love," GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement.

The award will be presented to Lovato at the GLAAD Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on April 2. In the past, the likes of Jennifer LopezJanet JacksonCher, Jennifer Aniston and Whoopi Goldberg have all been awarded the honor.

Fuse's own Transcendent is nominated at the 27th GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. Learn more about the eye-opening show that spotlights the lives of five trans entertainers right and watch full episodes right here.