Demi Lovato's pro-LGBT statement at the Billboard Music Awards hit all the right notes.


Continuing her streak of being LGBT-positive, Demi Lovato made a pretty awesome move.

<br>

Demi Lovato is all about LGBT rights, and she has been for a while.

Just last month, LGBT media watchdog GLAAD awarded her with its Vanguard Award, presented to people in the media who have made a big difference in promoting equality and acceptance. Basically, it’s like a super-duper ally award.


Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for GLAAD.

“Demi Lovato has consistently used her platform as a successful artist to send messages of acceptance and support to LGBT people everywhere,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “She is an extraordinary ally who is committed to helping young people embrace who they are and live the lives they love.”

So it should come as no surprise that she used her performance at the Billboard Music Awards to make a statement about equality.

Lovato was there to perform her single “Cool for the Summer,” but what was really cool was what she was wearing: a mesh shirt with a symbol that’s come to represent trans people in the ongoing fight for trans legal protections (and the opposition’s obsession with bathrooms).

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

A few weeks back, she and tour mate Nick Jonas made the decision to cancel their North Carolina shows over the state’s anti-trans HB2 law.

Just like Bruce Springsteen and other artists did. It’s a strong statement against a discriminatory law.

The absolute coolest part? Replicas of Lovato’s shirt will be sold at upcoming tour dates, with proceeds supporting LGBT organizations in North Carolina.

All proceeds from shirt sales will go to Equality NC and Time Out Youth. Equality NC is a statewide group fighting for the equal rights of LGBT North Carolinians, and Time Out Youth is an LGBT-affirming community center for Charlotte youth.

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

When all eyes were on her at the Billboard Music Awards, she didn’t let the opportunity go to waste. That’s what makes her a great ally.

Way to go, Demi Lovato. Way. To. Go.

<br>

Thumbnail photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.





Source link

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This
10 Sneaky Advertising Tricks That Have You Fooled!
10 Sickening Cases Of Identity Theft
10 Shocking Subliminal Messages Hidden In Commercials
10 People Convicted Of Crimes That Didn’t Happen
I Let My Ex Control My Date
We Ordered The Entire Starbucks Menu (22,725 Calories)
Things Only Harry Potter Fans Will Find Funny
Parents Reveal Personal Secrets To Their Kids
When You Start To Lose An Argument
What Are Birthday Presents Really
Little Puppys Spa Day
His Hot New Girlfriend
31 Senior Citizen Fails: FailArmy Hall of Fame (September 2017)
FailArmy After Dark: That’s Going To Cost You (Ep. 10)
Break Yourself: Fails of the Week (September 2017) || FailArmy
She’s Not Going To Make It!: Throwback Thursday (September 2017) || FailArmy
ULTIMATE Basketball Juggling | March Madness #WIN
INCREDIBLE Stolen GoPro | Monkey Takes Selfie
Best Videos Compilation Week 2 September 2017 || JukinVideo
Korean Candy Cutter | Percussion Expert