Demi Lovato performs "Sorry Not Sorry" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. 

Demi Lovato performs "Sorry Not Sorry" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. 

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MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- One of Virginia's newly elected lawmakers has made a red carpet appearance at the American Music Awards.

The Washington Post reports that D-FW-raised pop star Demi Lovato took Del.-elect Danica Roem as her date to the show in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Lovato says she is "completely inspired" by Roem's story.

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Roem, a transgender former newspaper reporter, defeated longtime incumbent Republican Bob Marshall this month for a seat in the House of Delegates. She will become the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature.

Lovato attended the AMAs to sing a song directed to people who bullied her in school.

In an interview on the red carpet, Roem said that while she's more of a heavy-metal fan, she appreciates Lovato's advocacy for inclusion.

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