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Published: Tue, November 21, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Danica Roem appears at American Music Awards as guest of Demi Lovato

Danica Roem appears at American Music Awards as guest of Demi Lovato

A Virginia politician who unseated a veteran conservative in a history-making race took a victory lap in Hollywood, spreading an anti-bullying message alongside Demi Lovato at the American Music Awards (AMAs).

Singer and activist Demi Lovato made her way down the 2017 American Music Awards red carpet with historic transgender legislator Danica Roem. News that her decision to attend the AMAs with Roem was in line with the anti-bullying theme of her hit, "Sorry Not Sorry", which she performed during the show.

Roem, 33, was elected to Virginia's House of Delegates earlier this month, defeating anti-LGBT Republican Bob Marshall. In that video she talked at length about the bullying she endured in school, including an incident when a "popular girl" in her class circulated a "petition" urging Lovato to commit suicide.

In the interview, Roem said that she too was inspired by Lovato's advocacy and all that she has done to help others.

"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, a mental illness ..." Both women are powerful trailblazers in the spaces that they occupy, which makes this red carpet team a flawless combo if you ask me!

The duo's appearance is part of GLAAD's Together movement encouraging the marginalized to stand together.

Lovato in October released a 78-minute video documentary, called Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, on YouTube.

The "Confident" singer said, "We connected because I heard her story". "She's a trailblazer and I wanted her to join me".

Speaking to E!, she continued: "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, who you worship, or you love, you should be welcomed and celebrated because of who you are, not despite it".

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