"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," GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis says.
Demi Lovato's made a statement with her American Music Awards plus one.
The singer hit the red carpet on Sunday night with Danica Roem, the nation's first openly transgender state legislator, after she was "completely inspired" by Roem's historic win against Republican nominee Bob Marshall earlier this month.
"We connected because I heard her story. I was just completely inspired by that," 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've been through some of the same things and now we get to share this experience together."
The duo's appearance is part of GLAAD's Together movement encouraging the marginalized to stand together.
"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," GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a press release.
"Danica Roem is a trailblazer whose win in Virginia showcased both how young people and marginalized communities can impact voting results and how every American deserves an opportunity to work hard and achieve their dreams," she added. "Demi Lovato continues her legacy of raising the bar for entertaining audiences around the world and for spotlighting social issues that need the most attention."
Roem later said in the red carpet interview that she's more of a heavy metal fan, but she's "really grateful" for Lovato giving a voice to those who don't have a platform.
"I'm also really grateful Demi has spent her career advocating for people who need a voice when they feel voiceless," Roem said. "She really understands what you look like, where you come from, who you worship or who you love you really should be welcomed and celebrated for her you are, not in spite of."