The LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) community has unending support in the Hollywood world. Here we look at celebrities who support LGBTQ+.
Celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Oprah Winfrey have shown strong support for LGBTQ+ rights, whether by supporting same-sex relationships or championing laws concerning trans people.
While some well-known advocates identify as LGBTQ+ members, their counterparts actors Kerry Washington and Daniel Radcliffe have used their platforms to speak against discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community and advocate for equal rights.
Celebrities Who Support LGBTQ+ Community
Here is the top list of celebrities who support LGBTQ+:
He was the first US president in office to come out in support of gay marriage. In 2012, in an interview with ABC News, he said that he has personally seen the importance of affirming that same-sex couples can marry each other.
After the legalization of same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court in 2015, Obama said that the nation is founded “all are equal” bedrock. He said that each generation’s goal is to pass over those words’ meaning with the realities of changing times.
The American talk show is a strong supporter of LGBTQ+ community rights. She has come out to condemn the racism she faced when she openly supported gay comedian Ellen DeGeneres’s decision to come out in 1997 on her show. The episode followed the discussion of her sexuality in the Times Magazine cover story titled, ‘yep, I’m Gay.’
She is declaring supporting DeGeneres and the entire LGBTQ+ community. Despite receiving retaliation, Oprah said that she believes that God created all of us, whether gay or not; therefore, everyone has the right to live as they prefer.
Celebrities Who Support LGBTQ+ – Beyonce
Beyoncé is yet another known LGBTQ+ advocate in Hollywood. Beyoncé is firm when addressing the issues concerning the LGBTQ+ community.
During a motivational speech for graduates in 2020, Beyoncé told the LGBTQ+ community how their queerness is beautiful.
“If you’re part of a group that’s called “other” _a group that does not get the chance to be center stage_ build your own stage, and make them see you. Your queerness is beautiful; your Blackness is beautiful, your compassion, your understanding, your fight for people who may be different from you is beautiful,” the queen said.
The previous year, Beyoncé and her husband had won the GLAAD Vanguard Award for championing and accepting the LGBTQ+ community. Beyoncé supports equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community by employing same-sex couples in her music videos.
She allowed a transgender actor Laverne Cox showcase her Ivy Park clothing line, criticizing the North Carolina “bathroom bill” that prevents trans people from using the bathroom of their affirmed gender.
An advocate of charities such as the American Foundation for Equal Rights and the Human Rights Campaign, Brad Pitt is a diehard supporter of LGBTQ+ rights.
In 2019, the Oscar winner ordered removing his name as an amulet in the “Straight Pride” parade in Boston. The event attracted criticism all over the world, including from actors like Chris Evans and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In 2012, Brad emphasized the importance of the legalization of same-sex marriage. He said that equality is what defines people and makes them great.
Ellen DeGeneres is Among the Celebrities Who Support LGBTQ+
The comedian and talk show host has tirelessly championed gay rights since the 1990s; she came out on national television in 1997.
Ellen received a Presidential Medal of Freedom award in 2016, the highest honor from the president to a US citizen for her fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
In 2015, she and GapKids launched a clothing brand intending to break down gender stereotypes. In her acceptance speech for choice comedian during the Teen Choice Awards, she had a chance to speak to the LGBTQ+ youth.
Elliot Page came out as a transgender person on his Instagram account in December 2020. He introduced himself, saying he goes by he/they pronouns.
He said that he would offer support and continue to drive for a more equal and loving society.
The Juno star came out as gay in 2014 at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive conference, which advocates for LGBTQ+ welfare.
In an eight-minute speech, he revealed that he was tired of hiding and lying by omission. He went ahead and said that he had suffered for years because he was scared of coming out.
Elliot married Emma Portner in 2018.
Jonathan Bailey Also Supports LGBTQ+
Actor Bailey has been a strong supporter of LGBTQ+ rights for quite some time. He recently confessed his desire to see gay men play their own experience.
“It shouldn’t matter what character is played by who, but it’s clear that gay men aren’t playing straight in leading roles,” the gay actor who plays a straight role in the 2020 Netflix series told Digital Spy.
He added that the fact that straight men are playing gay roles is fantastic. However, he thinks that gay men should participate in playing their own experience.
The singer, who has identified as pansexual, has made it her business to champion LGBTQ+ rights. Whether through music like har 2017 track ‘Inspired’, which advocates for equality, or on Instagram through the #InstaPride initiative showcasing members of the trans community. Miley Cyrus is proud to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
She later said she was gender fluid and spoke of her queer identity while in a straight relationship with her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.
There are no questions about Lady Gaga being a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. From being a part of National Equality Matches and wearing Alexander McQueen designs to object against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to making history with “Born This Way,” Gaga is on top of her game to ensure equality for the LGBTQ+ community.
Celebrities Who Support LGBTQ+ – Anne Hathaway
Besides having a gay brother, Hathaway is an advocate for organizations such as It Gets Better. She gave a speech at a Human Rights Campaign dinner where she spoke of LGBTQ rights.
In 2012, she planned to donate some of their sales from her wedding photos to non-profits organizations championing same-sex marriages like Freedom to Marry.