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Demi Lovato's Pride Fundraiser Takes Off, Raises Funds For GLAAD
While we recognize the LGBTQ community during Pride Month each June, Demi Lovato has taken the celebration one step further. The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter launched a fundraising campaign via Facebook in support of GLAAD, and her fans responded generously.
Lovato set an initial fundraising goal of $5,000 on June 26, and donations have already surpassed $8,500, driving the superstar to raise the bar to a new goal of $30,000.
"Join me in supporting a good cause," she wrote. "I'm raising money for GLAAD and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps."
GLAAD is a non-governmental media monitoring organization with the mission of promoting understanding, increasing acceptance and advancing equality by amplifying the voice of the LGBTQ community. The organization also empowers real people to share their stories and holds the media accountable for the words and images they present. In April, GLAAD honored Britney Spears with their prestigious Vanguard Award.
Other stars from the world of entertainment and sports have also contributed to the cause this month, including Iggy Azalea, who auctioned off her iconic cheerleading costume from her 2014 Billboard Music Awards performance. The auction raised more than $2,000.
Lovato is currently on the road in Europe, returning for a run of North American dates next month and heading to South America this fall. For a full list of dates and ticket information, visit Lovato's website.