We are almost in the year 2018 and, with the abundance of outlets to stand up for what you believe in, there is no excuse to stay quiet anymore. For this generation and many others, being gay is something that is socially acceptable, as it should be. We love that celebrities are coming out and standing up for the LGBT community.
We live in a society that is driven by celebrities, which is why it is amazing that so many have become advocates for this community or have been open about their kids being members of the LGBT community.
In today’s day and age, being gay is something that is openly spoken about, as it should be. This is why it is totally normal that a lot of celebrities have openly gay children and, since everyone is obsessed with celebrities, it is natural that we are obsessed with their children as well.
From professional athletes to iconic performers, the following article is filled with celebrities who have children who are among the LGBT community. Regardless of whether you are gay or straight, we should all be supporting equal rights as well as gay rights, because we need to live in a world that accepts everyone; we are so divided as a society and we as a group need to be the change.
15. Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson is a legendary basketball player and is currently the president of basketball operations for the Lakers.
For anyone who knows about Johnsons family, you know about E.J, his fabulously fierce son. E.J Johnson appeared on the show rich kids of Beverly Hills and his sassy attitude in combination with his fierce style is what skyrocketed Johnson to being a fashion inspiration to many.
E.J was outed in 2013 by the media and his dad went on record stating the following “I told him, ‘E.J. I love you and I’m going to support you no matter what. We just want you to love yourself and also to make sure that you have all the information’.”
14. Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy is an actress who is most loved for her role in the iconic movie The Breakfast Club.
Sheedy, who grew up with lesbian mothers, was no stranger when it came to supporting the LGBT community. It also was nothing surprising to her when her daughter Rebecca came out of the closet.
Sheedy has been an advocate for the homeless LGBT youth in Manhattan and was a rock to her daughter throughout her coming out process. Sheedy stated in a previous interview “It’s difficult for me to understand a family member judging or not loving or accepting another family member because they are gay.”
13. Sally Field
Sally Field is an actress who has been in some pretty amazing bodies of work such as Forest Gump, The Flying Nun, and Mrs. Doubtfire.
Fields, who is a supporter of equal rights for all has always been like that. The person who she supports the most is, of course, her son Sam. She is the recipient of the Ally for Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2012, which says enough about her.
Fields shared a heartwarming open letter which she shared with the world and wrote “Sam is my youngest son, by 18 years and he is gay. To that I say: ‘So What?’”
12. Marie Osmond
Marie Osmond is a member of the famous family, The Osmonds. She is a singer and actress who has been in the spotlight for most of her life. Her famous family has a huge fan base and whatever she supports it is almost as though her fans will automatically support it.
Although Marie Osmond is a practicing Mormon, she is a proud supporter of the LGBT community. Osmond, whose daughter Jessica is gay has been very vocal about supporting all causes LGBT.
Osmond once went on record stating “I don’t think God made one color flower. I think he made many.” This statement is something we both agree with and stand by. We are happy that Osmond is so vocal about her support for both the LGBT community and her daughter.
Cher is a living legend. She is one of those celebrities that never needed a last name because she is just that fabulous. The singer and actress is known as the Goddess of pop and we couldn’t agree with that more.
Many people are aware that Cher has a transgender son, Chaz Bono. Although accepting and understanding her child’s choice was not an easy pill to swallow, she has always voiced support for her son.
Cher stated “For the people who don’t understand it, I try to help them understand by saying, you know, I just love being a woman so much, but if I woke up tomorrow and I was a man I couldn’t function, and that’s the only way to describe it to someone who doesn’t understand.”
10. Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis is a Canadian screenwriter and Academy Award winner who has been part of phenomenal projects such as Crash, Million Dollar Baby, and The Third Person. His undeniable talent has not only led him to success it has also given him a voice to stand up for what he believes in.
Haggis, who is a former Scientologist has four kids and two of his daughters happen to be lesbians. It is rumored that Haggis was livid when the church did not publicly condemn California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-gender marriage.
Haggis has been very vocal and open about the endless support he shows to his daughters and has since been very vocal against the church of Scientology stating, “I could not, in good conscience, be a member of an organization where gay-bashing was tolerated. The church’s refusal to denounce the actions of these bigots, hypocrites and homophobes are cowardly. I can think of no other word.”
9. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Jolie and Pitt’s first biological child Shiloh has always marched to the beat of her own drum and it has been reported that she wants to be a boy, and they are okay with that.
Although these allegations are not confirmed, Shiloh is always seen dressed like a boy and we commend Jolie and Pitt for allowing their child to be true to who they are.
8. Cybill Shepherd
Cybill Shepherd is a legendary actress and model who has had a career many people could only dream of. Best known for her roles in projects like Taxi Driver, Moonlighting and, of course, Cybill, this living legend is one of those celebrities you can’t help but love.
For many years, Shepherd has been an activist for marriage equality and same-sex parental rights, she has always been a voice for those who have had trouble starting a family with the person they love.
When Shepherd’s daughter Ariel came out as a lesbian, Shepherd was more than supportive. Her other daughter Clementine is bisexual and Shepherd supported that also.
7. Isiah Thomas
Isiah Thomas is a former NBA All-Star who is considered a living legend. Thomas is a seriously talented athlete who has been showing a lot of support for the LGBT community.
Although he has always been outspoken for what he believes in, he has been more inclined to do so after his son Zeke came out in 2008.
His son Zeke went on record stating “My parents like to say they always knew I was gay, I came out to them, and they were very accepting. I always knew they would be accepting.” It is nice to see athletes who are stereotypically viewed as these alpha males support the LGBT community, it is exemplary of how the world has evolved.
6. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan is a martial artist, actor and film director who has become a household name throughout his career. Best known for movies like Rush Hour, Police Story and The Foreigner, Chan has quite an impressive resume.
Chan has a daughter named Etta Ng whose mother is a beauty queen that Chan had an affair with. Although Chan and his daughter never had much of a relationship, they are both fighters.
In October 2017, Etta came out of the closet on Instagram. Her courage and boldness to come out into the world is something that is very admirable. Chan who was not the best father to Etta is still a parent to a gay child which is exactly what this list is about. However, it is kind of disappointing that Chan would not want to have a relationship with his own child.
5. Gloria Vanderbilt
If you do not know who Gloria Vanderbilt is, pay close attention. Vanderbilt is an author, actress, designer, artist, socialite and heiress to the Vanderbilt fortune. Her pedigree is unlike anyone else’s and she has been groomed her entire life to be poised and well spoken.
Vanderbilt’s son is not only a famous TV journalist he is also one of the biggest openly gay celebrities. Anderson Cooper who came out to the world in 2012 has received nothing but love and support from his legend of a mother.
Gloria Vanderbilt has also been very vocal about her desire for him to adopt children so that she can be a grandmother again! The Vanderbilt’s are an incredibly influential family and if they are displaying support to the LGBT community it is influencing a lot of people.
4. Anne Rice
Anne Rice is a famous author who is best known for her noteworthy novel Interview With A Vampire.
Rice, who has always been outspoken about her support for the LGBT community is also the parent of a gay child. Her son and fellow author Christopher Rice is openly gay and has said that his mother has always given him endless support to be comfortable being who he is.
Anne Rice went on a Facebook rant to call an end to religious-based discrimination, she wrote: “I will no longer tolerate hate speech in the guise of Christian belief with the usual irresponsible pick and choose bible quotes and talk of ‘sin’ and hellfire.”
3. Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is one of the most talented and respected recording artists of all time. The singer, who is also an actress has a huge fan base and has always used her platform to influence those who are inspired by her.
Streisand who is the mother of a gay child educated herself and became an advocate for gay rights. Her son, who was not openly gay until he was outed by tabloids in the early 90s has always said how lucky he is to have had the support of his mother.
2. R. Kelly
R. Kelly is a well-known recording artist who has always found himself in sticky situations. He has always used his music to channel his emotions and connect with his fans and when his daughter Jaya came out as transgender in 2014 he did exactly that.
R. Kelly addressed this topic in an interview and said “You don’t want to really open it up by saying my daughter is becoming my son. Don’t even give the blogs that kind of credit. Real talk. As far as that’s concerned always believe what you see, with your own eyes that is…. I’ve heard a lot of things about a lot of things, but it was never true… It’s not about me no more. It’s about three lovely, lovely kids. And then even when you see it with your own eyes, it’s a backstory.”
1. Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney is the former Vice President of The United States of America, which is a pretty heavy title to hold. Cheney is a very smart man who reached incredible strides throughout his life and career.
Cheney’s daughter, Mary is openly gay and is married to her lovely partner Heather Poe. Cheney has been very public about his support to same-gender marriage since 2009 which is something that is unusual for a Republican.
Cheney has shown his daughter an incredible amount of support and has shown her and the rest of the world that love is love, regardless of what gender you are.
We love to see people like Dick Cheney supporting gay rights, it is exactly what the world and the LGBT community needs.
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