Demi Lovato Brought Danica Roem As Her Date To The AMAs

Carla Harmon
November 20, 2017

Underlining the unashamed attitude of her 2017 anthem "Sorry Not Sorry", Demi Lovato made a powerful statement on last night's American Music Awards red carpet when she walked alongside Danica Roem, Virgina's first transgender state legislator.

Roem took to Twitter to announce her attendance at the awards show, which she said was a "super last-minute request".

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas at the AMAs

"When I heard that, I was just completely inspired by it", Lovato told E!'s Jason Kennedy.

"Demi Lovato and Danica Roem are two strong and inspirational women who embody the need for all Americans to stand together united and to take action today against any form of discrimination and oppression", said GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, who called Roem a "trailblazer". Robert Marshall (R) in the election earlier this month, becoming the state's first openly transgender elected official. "My campaign, I talked a lot about the idea of making Virginia a more inclusive commonwealth".

"Some fans are saying that I've inspired them to either get over certain struggles in their lives they've been through - whether it's bullying [or] a mental illness, she said". "Her story is inspiring and I was proud to have her next to me before the performance for #sorrynotsorry which is an unapologetic anthem to all haters out there".

"So no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship or who you love you are welcomed, celebrated and respected in Virginia because of who you are, not despite". Lovato heard about Roem's victory over Del.

Roem sat next to Lovato in the audience and as the singer's time to perform her single "Sorry Not Sorry", she stayed in her seat as hateful and deplorable tweets flashed across the on-stage screen.

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