15 Proud Celebrities With Gay Relatives: Demi Lovato, Adam Levine, Colin Farrell, More
With Pride celebrations taking place in cities all over the world, Demi Lovato has spoken for the first time about her late grandfather, who had the courage to come out back in the 1960s.
The ‘Neon Lights’ singer branded him a “trailblazer” for his courage in publicly addressing his sexuality at a time when acceptance was much lower than it is today.
She’s not the only famous face to beam with pride over a gay relative. So, as the parties get going across the globe – including in London this weekend (June 29) – check out 15 famous faces who are beyond proud of their LGBT brothers, sisters, uncles and children.
“I’ve never spoken about this before, but my grandfather himself was a trailblazer,” Demi Lovato said earlier this week. “He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel a lot of my spirit has come from him. He passed away a few years later and I only wish he could have been able to see all the progress that has been made.”
The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson had two gay uncles who both lost their lives to AIDS, making him an active campaigner for LGBT rights.
Adam Levine is very supportive of his gay brother; joking that he knows homosexuality is not a choice because his brother was 2-years-old when the family realised
Anne Hathaway and her family were so intent on supporting her gay brother that they ditched Catholicism in solidarity
Colin Farrell has spoken of his heartbreak after seeing his older brother come home from school covered in blood after falling victim to homophobic attacks
Chris Evans has joked that his mother prayed for both him and his brother to be gay – and she half got her wish, when the sibling came out
Richard Gere has spoken in support of his gay brother, who is a happily married father
Mark Ronson’s sister Samantha famously dated Lindsay Lohan
As the proud parent of a gay son, Sally Field is an active LGBT campaigner
Macklemore’s gay uncle has helped shape him into one of hip-hop’s only vocal LGBT campaigners
Magic Johnson is always beaming with pride over his gay son
Politician Dick Cheney is incredibly proud of his lesbian daughter
Cyndi Lauper may be a gay icon, but she’s also a proud sibling of her gay sister
Garth Brooks also has a gay sister, of whom he has spoken fondly on many occasions
With one gay brother and one gay sister, Roseanne Barr has been a vocal supporter of the gay community