While at one time it was anomaly, today many celebrities are vocal allies of the LGBTQ+ community. They not only love their queer and trans fans, but speak out for them and on their behalf, soemtimes even going so far as to assist in fundraisers. But for an increasing number, the issues hit home as close relatives are a part of the community.
Here are just a few of our favorite mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters to the LGBTQ+ community.
We may swoon for Chris Evans as Captain America, but the hunky actor has a gay brother who's just as swoon-worthy. Also an actor, Scott Evans has appeared in Looking, Go-Go Boy Interrupted, and One Life to Live. The two are the epitome of brotherly love.
Khary Payton and his son Karter
According to The Walking Dead actor Khary Payton, his son always identified as a boy, but thid year the child wanted to reveal that he was trans on social media. With the love and support of his father, the 11-year-old did just that earlier this year, undeterred by the possible threat of transphobic trolls.
Anne Hathaway and brother, Michael
Photos Courtesy of Anne Hathaway Instagram (left), Michael Hathaway Facebook (right)
Other than her Oscar-bait of a career, there are plenty of reasons to love Anne Hathaway. She certainly loves us. She's long been a supporter of LGBT issues, having spoken fondly of her gay brother, Michael. In 2010, she said that their family left the Catholic church because of its treatment toward gay people.
Cher and son, Chaz Bono
Photo Courtesy of Cher Facebook
Cher may be an icon for gay men and drag queens around the world, but she's also a pretty awesome mom. After her son, Chaz Bono announced his decision to transition in 2009, she put her support behind him. Since then, Chaz has become a face of the trans community and Cher has become one its best allies.
Colin Farrell and brother, Eamon
Photo Courtesy of Eamon Farrell Facebook
Colin Farrell has long been a heartthrob to gay men and straight women alike. His support for his gay brother, Eamon is just as timeless as his handsome Irish charm. In 2014, he penned an open letter pleading for Ireland to embrace marriage equality. Most recently, he served as Eamon's best man.
Magic Johnson and son, EJ
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Although Magic Johnson has long been an advocate for AIDS awareness, his parenting skills are something to be admired as well. When his son, EJ came out as gay in 2013, he showed total support.
Sade and her son Izaak Theo Adu
Though she's often described as illusive, stepping into the spotlight and dropping music with little to no notice, there is someone for whom Sade has always been there: her son. In 2019, after undergoing bottom surgery, Izaak Theo Adu publicly thanked the singer for always supporting him.
"Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am," he wrote to Instagram. "Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me."
Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" still serves as an anthem for LGBT people. Her entire career has shed light on the issues our community faces, making her an ally. One reason for her support is her close relationship with her lesbian sister, Elen.
Ariana Grande and brother, Frankie
Photo Courtesy of Frankie Grande Instagram
Most female pop stars have a GBF, but Ariana Grande has a GBB (gay big brother). Frankie Grande recently made it on our list of 100 most eligible bachelors.
Lena Dunham and brother, Cyrus
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The Girls creator has always been a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, vowing not to get married until marriage equality was a reality in the US. She's also ;ong been close with her brother Cyrus, who came out as trans in 2017.
Although Tim Robbins deserves partial credit for this one, Susan Sarandon gets major props for rocking this eccentric outfit alongside her son's even more eccentric My Little Pony couture at the Zoolander 2 premiere. She's a big fan of his refusal to conform to gender norms.
Sally Field and son, Sam Greisman
Photo Courtesy of Sam Greisman Facebook (right)
She's played Spiderman's aunt and Julia Roberts' mom, but in real life she's the mom to a gay son, Sam Greisman. She has frequently spoken in support of her son and other LGBT people.