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Celebrities Who Are Huge Advocates for the LGBTQ+ Community

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The topic of gay rights has been a controversial one for decades. It has spanned politics, religion, and of course, Hollywood. Though acceptance for same-sex love continues to expand, and more legislation is set in place to provide equal rights for the LGBTQ community, there are still those strongly in opposition. In 74 countries, in fact, being gay or transgender is illegal and in many of those, punishable by death. Organizations such as Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAAD), have started to create a safe space for those who want to have the freedom to be themselves.

These celebrities have proven themselves to be influential advocates for the LGBTQ community. Their work through various foundations, advocacy for the creation of legislation and all-around support for equal rights show just how committed these celebrities are to creating a world where someone is not discriminated against or bullied for their sexual preferences. In other words, these stars are pretty damn cool…

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