Demi Lovato granted a rather testy interview to PrideSource this week, in which she reiterated her support for LGBT issues, but also seemed defensive on the topic of her own sexuality — at least, unless you're watching her documentary.
Demi also spoke about gay heroes (she won't ID them that way), her gay grandpa (a sore subject) and that Mariah Carey smack-down ...
Calling her a music megastar, GLAAD trumpeted the fact that Demi Lovato wore a T-shirt with an inclusive bathroom symbol on it in protest of North Carolina's abhorrent HB2 law.
GLAAD's President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement:
Demi Lovato continues to be a fearless ally for LGBT equality and acceptance. By wearing her support for the transgender community, Lovato is raising critical visibility for vulnerable LGBT North Carolinians and sending an invaluable message of support to transgender people everywhere.
Lovato will be selling the shirt on her upcoming Honda Civic: Future Now tour, with proceeds going to LGBT orbs in North Carolina.
In April, Lovato and tourmate Nick Jonas nixed a North Carolina appearance over HB2.
Taylor Swift was a surprise presenter, handing the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Orange Is the New Black babe Ruby Rose. The award is given to out LGBT people in who have fought homophobia in the public sphere. Check out the list of distinguished honorees since 1991.
Demi Lovato won the Vanguard Award, which has also gone to many household names, ever since 1993. The award was presented to her by tour mate and former Camp Rock co-star Nick Jonas, to which Demi said, “What people don't know about me is—I know that you all love Nick Jonas, but I actually have a bigger dick than he does. And a huge set of balls.”
I guess Demi is becoming the new Elizabeth Taylor.
I know a lot of us are sick of Caitlyn Jenner, especially due to her political wrongheadedness, but check out her tender speech upon winning Outstanding Reality Program (tying with I Am Jazz) for I Am Cait.
Wachowski spoke eloquently (and with dark humor) about her serendipitous coming-out “with the help of the fabulous people at GLAAD, Nick Adams, as well as the extremely sensitive and courteous people at the Daily Mail—thanks, guys!”
A one-hour special devoted to the awards will air on Logo on Monday, April 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. That's tomorrow, guys.