"We are fighting for you."

By Christopher Luu
Jul 31, 2020 @ 6:02 pm
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Demi Lovato introduced singer Shea Diamond at this year's GLAAD Awards, but she also used her time to share a message of support for trans youth. Lovato informed viewers that trans people of color face "outrageous discrimination and danger" before telling trans youth that despite how they may feel, they matter.

"I'm so excited to be a part of the virtual GLAAD Media awards because it's never been more important to celebrate the acceleration of acceptance for the LGBTQI+ community," Lovato said. "Especially trans people of color who face outrageous discrimination and danger."

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She continued, urging the LGBTQI+ community to continue to voice their concerns and fight for what they believe. She specifically called out the current administration, saying, "don't let anyone, especially our government, fool you into thinking you're anything less than perfect and meant to be."

"To all the trans youth, I want to make sure that you know that you matter," she added. "I know things are crazy hard right now and you may not have your usual support system around you, but don't let anyone, especially our government, fool you into thinking you're anything less than perfect and meant to be. Be proud of who you are. Keep your voices loud and strong and know that we are fighting for you."

Lovato has described herself as sexually "fluid" and actually took home the GLAAD Vanguard Award in 2016, which honors an individual that has "made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance."