13 celebrities who have gone above and beyond for their LGBT fans
Following news that Rihanna has been helping a gay fan come out, PinkNews takes a look at other celebs who have supported their LGBT followers.
A anonymous fan yesterday revealed he has been supported while coming out by his music icon.
“It’s okay to be scared, but it’s more important to be who you are!” Rihanna told him.
2 Miley Cyrus
The pop singer has been outspoken in her support of the LGBT community, even getting a tattoo in support equal marriage.
Last year, Cyrus founded the Happy Hippie Foundation, dedicated to empowering homeless and LGBT youth.
3 Josh Hutcherson
The Hunger Games actor founded the ‘Straight But Not Narrow’ campaign back in 2011, working to help tackle homophobia in schools and society.
4 Cyndi Lauper
The singer is well-known for her charity work with the LGBT community, opening a series of homeless shelters for gay and trans people across New York City.
5 Lena Dunham
Dunham was one America’s most vocal activists in support of legalising same-sex marriage in the States, promising to boycott marriage until every human was given the right.
6 Lady Gaga
The pop singer launched the Born This Way Foundation, an anti-bullying nonprofit organisation, in 2012.
7 Anne Hathaway
In 2012, the actress – a recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Ally Award – sold her wedding photos and donated a share of the profits to marriage equality advocacy groups.
Kesha became an ordained minister so she could officiate at the wedding of two lesbian friends, before marrying another gay couple last year.
9 Warwick Rowers
Regularly stripping off to raise funds for good causes, the team have been crowd-funding, and donating profits to fight homophobia since 2009.
A long time advocate of LGBT rights, the singer helped the gay couple in the front row of her concert get engaged recently.
11/12 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie refused to marry husband Brad Pitt until same-sex marriage was legalised in the US. In 2014, the A-Lister also announced her support for their eight-year-old to self-identify.
13 Daniel Radcliffe
The Harry Potter star was named has repeatedly spoken out in support of his LGBT fans and has won various honours for his LGBT advocacy.