Demi Lovato Shares Touching Tribute to Her Gay Grandfather

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Demi Lovato is opening up about her gay grandfather.

During Logo TV's "Trailblazers" special this week, the "Heart Attack" crooner revealed why she considered her family member to be a trailblazer in the LGBT community, saying it was something she had never spoken about before.

"He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel a lot of my spirit has come from him," she said. "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."

After making the speech, the songstress talked to MTV News a little more about her grandfather's decision to come out, saying, "My mom's birth dad, actually had my mom and was with my grandma and then he split with her because he came out of the closet and that was in the '60s."

"So that to me is the epitome of a trailblazer, where you set an example and you do something that is brave and courageous," she continued. "I was able to talk about that in my little speech and that was exciting for me."

Even though she never met her hairdresser "glampop," as she calls him, Demi still feels a powerful connection to him. "I do feel like one of the reasons why I have a lot of courage to speak out and stand up for what I believe in came genetically from my grandfather who had the courage to come out of the closet in the '60s."

In addition to Demi, Adam Levine, Daniel Radcliffe and more stars were also on hand at the event to honor LGBT community leaders.

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