Demi Lovato Pays Tribute to Late, Gay Grandfather

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Demi Lovato has opened up once again about something very personal.

The singer, who has admitted in the past to a history of mental disorders and hardcore drug use, revealed at Logo TV’s inaugural “Trailblazers” special (taped Monday night, airing tonight at 9 p.m.) that her grandfather was gay.

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"I’ve never spoken about this before, but my grandfather himself was a trailblazer," Lovato told attendees. "He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel a lot of my spirit has come from him."

She added: "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."

The event this week coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the defeat of DOMA, while Lovato served as Grand Marshall of the Gay Pride Parade in Los Angeles earlier this month.

She gave the fingers to haters during her performance there.

Others involved in the Trailblazers special that airs this evening include Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Levine, Nate Ruess, Lance Bass, Joe Manganiello, the cast of Orange Is The New Black and Sia.

They were all on hand to show support for the LGBT community.

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Demi Lovato Biography

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Dallas, Texas
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Demetria Devonne Lovato

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