Demi Lovato Reveals Grandfather Was Gay—Watch the Video!

Pop star was a presenter last night at Logo TV's Trailblazers event

By Marc Malkin Jun 25, 2014 4:00 AMTags

Demi Lovato is one of Hollywood's most outspoken supporters of gay rights.

And now the pop star is revealing that one of her own grandfathers was gay.

"I've never spoken about this before, but my grandfather was a trailblazer himself," Lovato said before presenting an award to Orange Is the New Black last night at Logo TV's first Trailblazers event. "He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel that 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.

"It's such an honor to be welcomed and embraced by the LGBT community, so thank you very much," the "Skyscraper" singer said.

Splash News

The 21-year-old musician surely has been embraced. Not only was Lovato the grand marshal of Los Angeles' gay pride parade earlier this month but she's set to perform at New York's pride festivities this weekend.

The Trailblazers event (airing on Logo TV on Thursday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) was shot in New York City. Bill Clinton honored Edie Windsor, the lesbian widow whose lawsuit against the federal government lead to the Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan.

Lance Bass honored the out NBA player Jason Collins and Michael Stipe did the same for Ugandan gay rights activist and refugee John "Longjones" Abdallah Wambere.

Orange Is the New Black stars Laverne Cox, Lea Delaria, Taryn Manning, Matt McGorry and Samira Wiley accepted their show's award on behalf of the series.

Also at the event were Daniel Radcliffe, Sia, Adam Levine, Pete Wentz and Joe Manganiello.