Posted on | June 29, 2014 | 36 Comments
Either this is a coy, slow-motion “coming out,” or else it’s a clever marketing strategy to attract a niche audience, but maybe it’s both. Whatever it is, 21-year-old former Disney starlet Demi Lovato earlier this month performed for “my #LGBT brothers and sisters” at the Los Angeles Gay Pride parade and — although she has never publicly identified herself as a lesbian — she just keeps dropping hints:
Earlier in June, pop star Demi Lovato was named Grand Marshal at the Los Angeles Pride parade.
Then, on Monday evening, the actress-singer proudly showed her support for LGBT equality at Logo TV’s Trailblazers Awards show in New York City, which honored LGBT civil rights pioneers.
The 21-year-old Heart Attack songstress took to the stage and opened up about her grandfather being gay and the challenges he was confronted with before his death.
‘I’ve never spoken about this before, but my grandfather was a trailblazer himself,’ Lovato told the audience.
She explained: ‘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.’
Uh, “I feel that a lot of my spirit has come from him”? Could you please be more specific, Miss Lovato? Like maybe take out a full-page ad in Variety and make an announcement? Because if you’re gay, I’m totally blaming it on Joe Jonas. And also the patriarchy.
But mainly Joe Jonas.