Demi Lovato Supports Transgender Community at Billboard Music Awards

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Demi Lovato did more than just perform a song at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Yes, the singer blew viewers away with a rendition of "Cool for the Summer."

She showed off her vocal talent and a few dance moves and her overall stage presence during the number.

But most of the buzz surrounding Lovato afterward centered on her outfit, not her performance.

Demi Lovato Billboard Music Awards Shirt

For while Lovato walked the red carpet in a revealing black lace ensemble, she switched it up on stage.

As you can see above, Demi donned a black jersey emblazoned with a gender-inclusive public restroom logo for the occasion; it featured a silhouette of a person wearing half skirt, half pants.

For what reason?

The gesture was in keeping with her and Nick Jonas’ recent stance against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, HB2.

This piece of legislation requires transgender individuals to use the bathroom designated to their gender at birth... and it has set off a national debate over the rights of those in the LGBT community.

Last month, Jonas and Lovato canceled their upcoming North Carolina tour date in opposition of the bill.

They are just two of many artists who have taken this step as a form of protest.

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“After much thought and deliberation, we have decided to cancel our Honda Civic Tour: Future Now shows in Raleigh and Charlotte,” both musicians posted on Twitter at the time.

“One of our goals for the tour has always been to create an atmosphere where every single attendee feels equal, included, and accepted for who they are.” 

What do you think of Lovato's Billboard Music Awards move?

Is it an admirable one? Or was this not the place to get all political?

Watch the full performance below and decide for yourself:

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I hope to do a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson. [She] has been my idol growing.

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I'm very uncoordinated. I'm surprised I don't fall onstage more.

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