Singer Demi Lovato says her gay
grandfather was a trailblazer.
Lovato discussed her late grandfather's
sexuality for the first time publicly during Monday night's taping of
Logo TV's upcoming Gay Pride special Trailblazers.
“I've never spoken about this before,
but my grandfather himself was a trailblazer,” Lovato said. “He
was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel a lot of my
spirit has come from him.”
“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,” she added.
coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's
decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act
Former President Bill Clinton, who
signed DOMA into law, will honor Edie Windsor, who challenged the
law, and Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who represented Windsor.
Lance Bass will honor Brooklyn Nets
player Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player.
Also being honored is the cast of the
Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black.
Trailblazers will be hosted by
Daniel Radcliffe and feature a performance from A Great Big World.
Also scheduled to appear on the show are Tegan and Sara, Ed Sheeran,
Jared Leto, Kylie Minogue, Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea,
Tyler Glenn and Mary Lambert.