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Demi Lovato opens up about gay grandfather

By Elizabeth Sudlow,

Demi Lovato is speaking out once again on a secret she has kept from the media: her grandfather’s sexuality.

Logo TV’s new special Trailblazers, will air on its network on this Thursday, June 26, at 9pm honoring LGBT civil rights pioneers. The television special has teamed up with The Trevor Project to present a special hour-long event featuring celebrities, politicians and activists who are making strides for equality for all. The event is taking place at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, which was the first church to perform gay marriage in New York, according to the network's website.

Lovato spoke out about her grandfather before introducing one of the honorees, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black by saying, "He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel a lot of my spirit has come from him.”

The special is taking place on the anniversary of the end of Defense Of Marriage Act. It will also honor Edie Windsor & Roberta Kaplan (the women who began the initiative to have DOMA overruled) and Jason Collins; the first openly gay male in professional sports in the US.

Lovato continued, saying, "He passed away a few years later, and I only wish he could have seen all the progress that has been made. It's such an honor to be welcomed and embraced by the LGBT community,” reports People.

President Bill Clinton, Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Levine, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran and more will make other special appearances during the feature.

Lovato was happy to run into Lance Bass, another guest at her taping, as seen in her Twitter post below.

image via Twitter from Demi Lovato

 
 

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