Lovato says “you should always love yourself for who you are.”
Demi Lovato tears up on stage accepting the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.
Lovato’s efforts in the LGBT community were recognized by GLAAD, who took the stage to accept the Vanguard Award Saturday night. The ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles and will air on Logo TV Monday at 10/9c, honors “media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance.”
Lovato kicked off her speech blasting pal Nick Jonas, who introduced Lovato with the prestigious award. “What people don’t know about me is I know that you all love Nick Jonas but I actually have a bigger **** than he does,” she said, drawing laughs from the audience as well as Jonas. “And a huge set of balls. I’m going off script, by the way.”
Lovato thanked the people closest to her for allowing her to be the person she wants to be. “I always want people to know, my fans, everything, that you should always love yourself for who you are, the skin that you’re in, whether you identify with it and are afraid to tell people, just go for it,” Lovato said. “You can do it. Have no fear. You can do it.”
Taylor Swift also made an appearance at the event, appearing on stage to present friend and Orange Is the New Black star Ruby Rose with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, “which is presented to an LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance.”