Grand Marshal Demi Lovato Set to Perform at LA Pride

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Demi Lovato will cruise through the streets of West Hollywood as LA PRIDE Parade Grand Marshal on June 8, and perform at the pride festival in West Hollywood Park.  The singer-songwriter-TV actress will also headline New York City Pride’s Dance on the Pier June 29. Both appearances are in honor of the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of both LA and NYC PRIDE celebrations this year,” says Lovato. “I have been an active advocate of the LGBT community and am wholly committed to supporting individuality and being comfortable in one’s own skin. I am thrilled to be a part of both events as they are a wonderful celebration of independence and self-confidence.”

Hundreds of thousand of participants and spectators fill the streets of West Hollywood for the annual pride parade. The Grand Marshal is typically a person whom has used their celebrity to be an outspoken supporter of the LGBT community.

“Demi Lovato is an amazing role model for today’s youth, both LGBT and non-LGBT, for her activism in the area of equality, positive messaging on body image, and level of openness with her struggles. As a community, we’re fortunate to have an ally like Demi,” said Patti DiLuigi, co-president of Christopher Street West, producers of LA PRIDE.

Journalist Laurie Schenden covers the entertainment industry, with many of her notable celebrity interviews appearing in the Los Angeles Times and other national and international publications. As a longtime columnist and feature writer for the LA Times, she also covered events and California destinations for the lifestyle, Outdoors and Travel sections. Laurie Schenden's international pieces include the long-running Where Are They Now celebrity feature for Spotlight Magazine, published in five languages. Laurie has also contributed to numerous documentary films, and produces content via Saving Grace Films.

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