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Delegate-Elect Danica Roem Attends AMAs With Demi Lovato

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    One of Virginia's newly elected lawmakers has made a red carpet appearance at the American Music Awards. 

    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. 

    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. 

    Later, she was shown sitting next to Lovato.