Pop star Demi Lovato brought newly elected transgender lawmaker Danica Roem to last night’s American Music Awards (AMA) in Los Angeles to send a message about bullying.
“We connected because I heard her story,” Lovato told E! News on the red carpet. “My story with ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ is about bullying, and I wanted to have her in the audience with me tonight, because I feel like we have been through some of the same things, and now we get to share this experience together.”
Roem, who is set to become the first openly transgender person elected to a state legislature, had this to say:
“I’m really grateful that Demi has spent her career advocating for people who need a voice when they feel voiceless, and that she really understands that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship or who you love, you should be welcomed and celebrated because of who you are not despite of.”
(Top photo: Pacific Coast News; story via NBC)