Demi Lovato attended the 2017 American Music Awards where she made a statement with her date! The 25-year-old Sorry Not Sorry singer was joined by Danica Roem, who was elected as Virginia’s first transgender legislator earlier this month, on the red carpet at Los Angelas’s Microsoft Theater on Sunday, November 19.
Demi told E! News on the red carpet;
We contacted because I heard her story. She’s the first out and seated transgender state legislator in American history. When I heard that, I was just completely inspired by it. My story with ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ is all about bullying and I wanted to have her in the audience with me tonight because I feel like we’ve been through some of the same things and now we get to share this experience together.
The 33-year-old Danica added that it’s “really overwhelming” as she thinks about the inauguration coming on January 10, but she is extremely thrilled to be at the AMAs with Demi.
I’m also really grateful that Demi has spent her career advocating for people who need a voice when the feel voiceless.
Demi Lovato Brought First Transgender Legislator Danica Roem to 2017 American Music Awards
GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement;
Demi Lovato and Danica Roem are two strong and inspirational women who embody the need for all Americans to stand together united and to take action today against any form of discrimination and oppression. Danica Roem is a trailblazer whose win in Virginia showcased both how young people and marginalized communities can impact voting results and how every American deserves an opportunity to work hard and achieve their dreams
She further added;
Demi Lovato continues her legacy of raising the bar for entertaining audiences around the world and for spotlighting social issues that need the most attention,
Danica came out as transgender in 2013, having begun her transition the previous year and in 2015, she legally changed her name.