The stars you didn’t know have an LGBT sibling
Madge’s brother Christopher Ciccone is out as gay.
He appeared in her video for ‘Lucky Star’ back in the day but in recent years their relationship has been more strained.
In 2017, Ciccone said he could write a second tell-all book about the pop queen, and described her as “horrific”.
Of years spent as her backstage dresser, Ciccone says: “I could have written that book, the book about how horrifying she is or can be, but I didn’t write that book.
“I was just looking for a little recognition for the work I’ve done for 20 years with her, that it wasn’t one person.”
3. Chloë Grace Moretz
The ‘Kick Ass’ star has got two gay brothers and two straight brothers.
Her gay brothers, Trevor (pictured) and Colin. She has vocally defended her brothers.
“I have two gay brothers and two straight brothers, and my gay brothers were treated horrifically until they grew up and understood how to deal with it.
“I will delete you and I will block you, and you will not be a part of my life if you ever say anything bad about my brothers.”
4. Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell has been supportive of his gay brother Eamon.
The Daredevil star was the best man at Eamon’s wedding and has spoken out against anti-LGBT bullying, saying he saw it affect his brother first-hand.
“Whether it be the attacking of gay students, which I witnessed first hand happening to my own brother or students who are in the minority as a result of race or religious beliefs or any other such characteristic that separates them from ‘the norm,’ it is all wrong and has no place in a just and compassionate country such as I know Ireland to be.”
5. Rose McGowan
McGowan has become increasingly vocal on women’s rights and LGBT issues.
The actor has said she has a ‘lesbian posse’ and is a strong advocate for LGBT rights.
Of how her sister came out to her, McGowan said: “It was just a natural thing. It never occurred to me that she was gay or that she wasn’t.
“Although at one point, after dating women, she was scared to tell me that she was going out with a guy. It actually freaked me out, and I stopped speaking to her for three months. Now, thank God, she’s back to women, and life is good again.”
6. Newt Gingrich
Despite becoming known for outlandish anti-gay statements during political campaigns, Newt has got a lesbian half-sister.
Candace previously spoke out to say she was “proud’ that he had made a U-turn on same-sex marriage.
But she has also been critical of some of the things he has said against LGBT people.
“There is that decision to speak up or not. I don’t think I would be able to live with myself if I wasn’t very publicly pointing out the flaws in my brother’s campaign, particularly when it comes to LGBT issues,” she said previously.
7. Roseanne Barr
The ‘Roseanne’ star has a lesbian sister, Geraldine, and a gay brother, Ben (pictured).
She has been vocally supportive of her LGBT siblings for some time.
Speaking about the myth that gay or bi people are more promiscuous, Roseanne used her own experience to dispell the misinformation.
“And I happen to be in love right now. I’m not like my gay sister and my gay brother that have both been with the same partner for 25 and 26 years, respectively. I, as a straight person, have not been able to hold any relationship together as well as they,” she says.
8. Cyndi Lauper
The famed singer, often considered a gay icon herself, has spoken for years about her out lesbian sister, Ellen.
Back in 2010, she said: “When she [came out to me], I just gave her the biggest hug and told her that I love her.
“But I had known it for a long time. This is 25-30 years ago. Things are a lot better now then they were in the early 80s though. We still have a long way to go.”
She has since addressed her wider support for the LGBT community, adding: “Listen, I am friend and family, and, where I come from, you stand up for the people you love and care about in your life. You do not turn your back on them.”
9. Chris Evans
The Captain America star has been a vocal supporter of LGBT rights and has an out gay brother in Hollywood.
Scott Evans, the star of ‘One Life to Live’, has seen major support from his brother Chris for years.
“It goes without saying that I’m completely in support of gay marriage. In 10 years we’ll be ashamed that this was an issue,” said Chris of same-sex marriage.
Chris also said that his gay brother helped him “cultivate compassion”, saying he grew up with sisters and a gay brother.
“I think it’s really important to put faces to the situations that we’re navigating as a society,” he added.
10. Anne Hathaway
The Les Mis star and her family have been majorly supportive of her brother Michael since he came out.
When he came out as gay, the family abandoned Catholicism due to its oppression of LGBT people.
Instead, they opted for Episcopalianism.
Anne says of her brother: “You know, when it’s family and someone is excluding your family, and someone is not accepting of your family, it does become a bit of a no-brainer, doesn’t it?”
Not only that, she says she looked just like him when she cut her hair to star in Les Miserables.
11. Ariana Grande
Frankie Grande is out as gay and has a close relationship with his half-sister Ariana.
The ‘Side to Side’ singer gave a great response when he came out as gay to her when she was eleven.
Frankie says: “There’s a 10-year age gap and I came out to her when she was just 11 years old — and she said: ‘Great, when do I get to meet your boyfriend?’”
“She was raised in a family where gay was not only accepted, it was celebrated,” he continues.
“The fact that some people are in families who throw them out because they’re gay or they’re being told they’re wrong because of who they are, it’s a tragedy and both she and I feel it’s our responsibility to educate those people and help them see that we’re all the same.”
12. Catherine Zeta Jones
David Jones is Catherine Zeta-Jones’ out gay brother who also works in Hollywood.
He has worked for years as an executive in a production company.
The pair has also worked together, producing films including in Wales, where they hail from.
But other than that, not a lot is known about their relationship as they keep fairly private lives.
13. Richard Gere
Gere was one of the first Hollywood actors to portray a gay character when he appeared in ‘Bent’.
His brother David is out as gay and is an AIDS activist and UCLA professor.
Gere has been a strong advocate of LGBT rights for some time.
“My brother is gay and he got married in that brief period when gay marriage was allowed in California. He has two great kids and is a wonderful father,” says Gere.