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Demi Lovato makes appearances at LGBT events and says her grandfather was gay

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato
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In June 2014 (which is LGBT Pride Month), Demi Lovato has been making some high-profile appearances at LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual transgender) events. On June 23, she was a presenter at Logo TV's "Trailblazers" event in New York City. Before giving an award to the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," Lovato said in a speech, according to ABC News: "I've never spoken about this before, but my grandfather himself was a trailblazer. He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel a lot of my spirit has come from him. 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." The "Trailblazers" event will be televised on Logo on June 26, 2014.

On June 8, Lovato performed at a parade at the Los Angeles Gay Festival in West Hollywood, Calif. And on June 29, 2014, she will perform at the Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

Lovato's sexuality has been the subject of a lot of gossip and speculation. In April 2014, more alleged nude photos of Lovato were leaked. According to a Huffington Post report: "The cell quality photos were first obtained and posted by the Egotastic website on April 5 [in 2014] and show someone who looks very much like Lovato, 21, in bed with someone who looks very much like her boyfriend, 34-year-old actor, Wilmer Valderrama. Another photo also shows a woman who is alleged to be Lovato wearing leggings, and is completely topless. And while her head is not visible in the frame, her rather identifiable tattoos are completely visible."

Lovato and Valderrama have not officially commented on these photos. However, on April 5, 2014, after the photos were leaked, Lovato tweeted a photo of herself wearing boxing gloves, with this accompanying message in the tweet: "Soy fuerte. Soy luchadora. Asi que no me subestimen," which is Spanish for, "I am strong. I am a fighter. Do not underestimate me."

This isn't the first time that alleged nude photos of Lovato have been leaked. In August 2013, the website Celebuzz/Celebslam published a teaser photo from a series of pictures that allegedly show Lovato naked. The photos are being shopped to tabloids. The seller is claiming that the woman in the nude photos is Lovato and that she had a lesbian affair.

According to Celebslam, the person selling the photo claims: “We have nude/sexual photos of Demi Lovato and was wondering if you would like to buy them … The girl in the middle row, last pic is our friend and is a girl Demi had a fling with for some time on and off. After Demi got with Wilmer our friend called it off because she didn’t like being played, she sent me these pictures that Demi sent her as a joke and I have no use for them … There are about 20 total, not all have indication they are of her except some have her tattoos in ones you cannot see the face.”

Valderrama and Lovato have been dating off and on since 2010. They rekindled their romance in 2013, but Lovato is refusing to say interviews if she and Valderrama are back together. When she is asked in interviews about her love life, Lovato politely declines to discuss it and says she wants to keep her love life private. However, she and Valderrama have tweeted love notes to each other and have been seen in public acting like a couple, so it is obvious that they are back together.

Lovato briefly dated her "Camp Rock" co-star Joe Jonas in 2010. And although Lovato and One Direction's Niall Horan have admitted they have crushes on each other, Horan and Lovato both insist that they are just "good friends."

Valderrama (who is best known for co-starring in the sitcom "That '70s Show") has a reputation for dating numerous Hollywood starlets, including Lindsay Lohan, Mandy Moore, Ashlee Simpson and Minka Kelly.

Allegations have surfaced that Lovato is bisexual. She has not commented on these allegations. There have been unconfirmed rumors that one of Lovato's female ex-lovers was shopping around the alleged nude photos of Lovato that were leaked in 2013.

In October 2013, Ruby Rose (an Australian DJ) went on Instagram and Twitter to claim that she had a fling with Lovato. The Daily Mirror went into the details about the allegation in a report that was published on Oct. 8, 2013.

According to the Daily Mirror: "It all started with a tweet (which has since been deleted) Rose sent saying she was taking a break from social media after being attacked by Demi's friends: 'Think ill take a few days off social media whilst @ddlovato's friends attack me for being a 'scorned ex-lover' get over it!! I liked the hair [sic].' This ban never really materialized though as Rose then swapped mediums and went to Instagram to claim she'd slept with the 21 year old singer. 'Im like the one person demi has slept with that didnt seel on naked photos of her so eff off.'

"Rose was referring to a recent brew-ha-ha over some naked pictures of Demi that were doing the rounds that had supposedly been sold by a female ex. Rose then tweeted, 'What just happened to me on Instagram wasn't very nice and I retaliated because I stood up for myself. It's all sorted now Back to business. Listen, im in no way shocked or offended by the shade I'm getting from people who have simply cropped my reply to what actually started this. However I in no way initiated this, nor did I say something that wasnt already written in the ridiculous post. One sided replies dont cut it.'

"She didn't retract the claim about having slept with the ex-Disney star and there's been no word from Demi's camp."

Lovato had a guest-starring stint as a lesbian girlfriend on the Fox musical TV series "Glee," in episodes that began airing on Oct. 3, 2013. In "Glee," Lovato's Dani character was the love interest of openly lesbian Santana Lopez, played by Naya Rivera. (In real life, Rivera was engaged to hip-hop star Big Sean.)

Although Lovato is working on a memoir, it's doubtful that she will mention the nude photos or bisexual rumors in the book. She has already told the media details about her addictions to alcohol, cocaine, self-harming and also that she has eating disorders and is bipolar. She will no doubt tell more "rock bottom" addiction stories in the book that were previously unrevealed. It remains to be seen how much she will tell about her romances with Valderrama and Jonas or her experiences being a judge on "The X Factor."

Lovato was a judge on "The X Factor" U.S. in 2012 and 2013. In December 2013, she quit the show at the end of the show's third season because she said she wanted to focus on her music career. Fox cancelled "The X Factor" U.S. in February 2014.

Lovato's "Neon Lights" North American tour took place in February and March 2014. The opening acts were "X Factor" alumni Fifth Harmony (on all tour dates), Little Mix (on select tour dates) and Cher Lloyd (on select tour dates). Lovato has announced that she is doing a "Demi" world tour in 2014. So far, the tour has announced concert dates in North America in September and October 2014.

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