Many people are voicing their support for the LGBTQ+ community louder than ever this Pride Month. Members of the community and allies everywhere are standing together to preach peace and fight injustice. Even though being lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and etc, is becoming more and more normalized, the LGBTQ+ community still deals with harmful stereotypes and faces discrimination on a daily basis, which is why it’s important for people in the spotlight to express their support and openly stand with the community. When celebrities make it clear that they are allies, they are able to educate large numbers of people and start conversations that need to be heard and understood. Here are some celebrities that are allies or members of the LGBTQ+ community, and that have tried to make a positive difference to its members.
- Miley CyrusAs a queer person herself and as someone that has struggled with her sexuality, and figuring out who she is, Miley has been openly supportive of the LGBTQ+ community for years. In 2014, Miley became the founder of The Happy Hippie Foundation; a nonprofit organization that primarily focuses on helping young homeless people that are LGBTQ+.
- Ariana Grande
Besides openly showing her support for her gay brother, Frankie Grande, Ariana has been a vocal ally for many years now. On her 25th birthday, Ariana created a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign in order to show support for the LGBTQ+ community to be treated fairly and equally.
- Megan Fox
As a bisexual woman herself, Megan hasn’t been apologetic for speaking up about what she believes in. In 2019, Megan urged millions of her followers to stop anti-LGBTQ+ bills from being passed in Tennessee.
- Harry Styles
For years now, Harry has not only been supportive of the LGBTQ+ community, but has also been breaking gender roles and boundaries by toying with his masculinity and femininity, thus encouraging people to be proud of themselves and what makes them comfortable rather than be ashamed of who they are.