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Demi Lovato Is Glad To Represent LGBT People As A Young Lesbian on “Glee”

Demi-Lovato-demi-lovato-28692912-1920-1200I get to play a lesbian on the show and that’s something that I feel like hasn’t really been brought to primetime with, you know, as a young actress, and I think it represents where our society is today. It’s becoming the norm and I’m really glad that I get to represent that — how far we’ve come.

You know, 15 years ago you wouldn’t have seen that on TV, but now people are becoming more comfortable with it and I’m glad that I get to represent that, and also, just hopefully inspire people with my character to love who they are and accept who they are and not give a crap what other people think.”

 

— Demi Lovato, pop star, X Factor judge and actress, discussing her role as Santana’s young lover in an upcoming episode of Glee with Access Hollywood

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12 Comments

  • Brian

    She looks like a fake lesbian. She doesn’t represent me.

  • Katbox

    @Brian: Is it because she isn’t an overweight tractor trailer driver?
    Lesbians come in all shapes and sizes. They ain’t all butchies.

  • Brian

    Katbox,

    No, it’s because she’s faking.it. I also don’t like.her suggestion that she represents us. Since when does she have the right tio do this? WE get the right to choose who represents us, NOT she.

  • LizGal

    @Brian: It’s much better than having no one at all to represent to the masses, and for all you know, she could be bisexual. There are also lipstick lesbians out there. Plus, gays/lesbians have been playing straight characters on television all of the time…now that it’s reversed, it’s suddenly bad? The people casting, whether they’re gay/straight/etc, have the right to choose her to be this character, and she has the right to accept whatever role she wants, no matter what anyone says against it, it’s always been that way regardless of anyone’s sexuality. “Faking it”, it’s acting, it’ll always be “faking it” no matter what character someone plays, since the character is not actually them to begin with. At least she truly supports lesbians and isn’t just playing a role for the heck of it.

  • watching1

    I think when someone portrays a gay character, they’re representing whether we think they’re doing a good job or not–that’s why it’s important to have a critical eye about. Not that it’s in their control. It’s the writers we need to zero in on. But if she gets fan mail saying she’s helped young girls through her portrayal, that’s pretty important.

    Naya Rivera (Santana) gets that all the time. Now, what do you say about someone who claims to never have had a relationship with a girl, and feels strongly about representing, but who’s actually very queer? Is that okay, when they insist on lying about it?

  • Brian

    Most lipstick lesbians are as fake as the lipstick they wear. We don’t want them in the genuine GLBT community. These fake lesbians are usually prostitutes who design their sexual behavior on the basis of what brings them money.

  • Tookietookie123

    @Brian: While Queerty might have stated that she represents us, she didn’t say anything about representing the LGBT community, she said she represented changing attitudes of the American people, which I completely agree with.

  • watching1

    Brian, either you’re trolling or you have no idea what you’re talking about. In any case, you’re just wrong. But very imaginative!

  • sfbeast

    “that’s something that I feel like hasn’t really been brought to primetime with, you know, as a young actress”.
    What ??? Good for her for playing a lesbian, but maybe she should learn English first. And the show already has two women playing lesbians, so what is she talking about.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    A total downer mushroom walked into a bar. He started trouble with the other patrons, saying, “She looks like a fake lesbian. She doesn’t represent me.” The bar tender said to this pathologically damaged-from-spore-hood mushroom, “Knock it off.” Then the very negative mushroom said, “Most lipstick lesbians are as fake as the lipstick they wear. We don’t want them in the genuine GLBT community.” The bouncer really had it with this psychological mess of a mushroom and warned him to STFU or leave. Then this misogynist mushroom felt it was necessary to call lesbians prostitutes and construct sentences with poor grammar to show how intelligent he was to the crowd. When the patrons threw him out of the bar, he protested, adding, “I’m just a fungi.”

  • MK Ultra

    Her fans are mostly teens and she’ll be playing a positive gay role on a popular tv show. I think it’s great.

  • LizGal

    @Brian: Yeah, who’s “we”? You mean YOU don’t want them. I’m not talking about the stars saying they’ve “come out” all of a sudden, or the ones on porn sites. I’m talking about the real lesbians who like to embrace their feminine side. If all lesbians were complete butch, I don’t think they should even be called that. If they all desired to be boys so much, they should just all fall under transgender, but of course, that is NOT the case for all and not all have to be just like YOU to be lesbians. Everyone is different, right? It seems a little narrow-minded not to think so. I hate when people are too narrow-minded to simply accept LGBT people, but it’s almost worse to me when LGBT people display similar narrow-mindedness on their own matters.

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