Demi Lovato Shares Touching Story of Gay Grandfather

Posted Wednesday June 25, 2014 9:00 AM GMT

Though she’s not gay herself, Demi Lovato is a fierce advocate for LGBT rights, and it turns out her grandfather has served as a major inspiration.

Following her gig as the Grand Marshall at Los Angeles’ Pride Parade, the “Heart Attack” songstress told a touching tale at Logo TV’s Trailblazers event.

Demi shared, “I’ve never spoken about this before, but my grandfather himself was a trailblazer. He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel a lot of my spirit has come from him.”

Lady Lovato added, “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.”


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