Donald Trump

Against Trans Women in Women's Sports

31 Jan 2022

NBCNEWS.com

During a rally in Conroe, Texas

We will ban men from participating in women’s sports. So ridiculous.

LGBTQ+ Supporter

20 Oct 2021

TWITTER.com

In a tweet

I stand with the trans, nonbinary, and BIPOC employees at Netflix fighting for more and better trans stories and a more inclusive workplace #NetflixWalkout

LGBTQ+ Supporter

25 Jul 2021

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, in response to someone mentioning gay artists who did not display their sexuality as Lil Nas X does

many, if not all, of these artists had to hide their sexuality for majority of their career. you seem to only respect gay artists when the gay part is tucked away. you don’t like me because i embrace my sexuality instead of hiding it and never speaking on it for your comfort.

LGBTQ+ Supporter

25 Feb 2021

TWITTER.com

In a tweet

YES!!! Fingers crossed and praying that the Senate will see trans and lgbtq rights as basic human rights.

LGBTQ+ Supporter

3 Dec 2020

YOUTUBE.com

At the Attitude Awards

Some of us have been fortunate to spend some precious time with loved ones but for some in the LGBTQ community the impact has been much more profound. That might be the case for young people who are getting to grips with their sexuality and making life-changing decisions about when and how to come out. A lot of my LGBTQ friends have talked to me about what a vulnerable time this was for them and how they relied on the support of their friends to get them through which was particularly important if they didn’t feel like they had the support at home.

LGBTQ+ Supporter

22 Aug 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On her Instagram, sharing the story of her sister Leslie’s transgender second child Brendan

Brendon is my nibling and this is their story…Draw With Me is a short film about accepting change and challenges with love knowing when we do everything is possible :cherry_blossom: Please enjoy the first 5 minutes of this incredible story. Stay tuned for the full documentary at film festivals worldwide and coming soon on VOD. A film by @ithakafilms @marcomaranghello @lyndalopez08
Camila Cabello

LGBTQ+ Supporter

Criticizes Trump

14 Jun 2020

BILLBOARD.com

On her Instagram

In the middle of one of the worst epidemics of violence against Black transgender people, Trump decided to finalize a rule erasing Obama-era protections for transgender patients facing discrimination in health care. We aren’t were we need to be, we need to fight back! Please go to my insta stories where you can find a list of organizations to support. I’m donating to @translawcenter today.

LGBTQ+ Supporter

20 Nov 2019

YOUTUBE.com

In a video on his Youtube channel, after a controversy surrounding him misgendering a trans person

I actually support LGBT. I would never – and I could have been more careful – I would never purposefully misgender someone as a way to antagonize or troll. I wouldn’t do that, the same with sexuality. That’s not okay, you shouldn’t do it either, I wouldn’t do it.

LGBTQ+ Supporter

2 Jun 2019

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, in response to a Bishop warning catholics to not celebrate Pride Month

My moms a lesbian. I think I turned out ok. And the activities she chooses is to help the homeless and people suffering from mental illness. I admit I’m not perfect but atleast I was never a judgmental hypocrite! Im sure you dont speak for most Catholics.Have a nice day

LGBTQ+ Supporter

Catholic Background

1 Jun 2019

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, in response to a Bishop warning catholics to not celebrate Pride Month

I went to 8 years of Catholic grade school. The behavior of the priests & nuns turned me away from organized religion for life. I was 12 years old. As an adult, reading the below, I’m very proud of the choice I made when I was a child.
Chris Pratt

LGBTQ+ Supporter

12 Feb 2019

THEWRAP.com

On his Instagram, in response to claims that Hillsong Church is anti-LGBTQ+

My faith is important to me, but no church defines me or my life, and I am not a spokesperson for any church or any group of people. My values define who I am. We need less hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man.
Chris Pratt

Part of Hillsong Church

Possibly LGBTQ+ Supporter

12 Feb 2019

NBCNEWS.com

On an Instagram story

It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which ‘hates a certain group of people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing could be further from the truth, I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone. Despite what the Bible says about divorce, my church community was there for me every stop of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk. They helped me tremendously offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender.

LGBTQ+ Supporter

7 Oct 2018

INSTAGRAM.com

Instagram Post about the 2018 elections

In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions. I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG.

LGBTQ+ Supporter

6 Sep 2018

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, after India struck down part of the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalised gay sex

Yay for India!! I love steps towards equality
Britney Spears

LGBTQ+ Supporter

13 Apr 2018

YOUTUBE.com

In her acceptance speech on receiving the GLAAD’s Vanguard Award at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Wow this is so incredibly amazing. And I wrote this speech and and it’s asically I feel like our society has always put such an emphasis on what’s normal and to be different is unusual or seen as strange. But to be accepted I’m unconditionally and to be able to express yourself as an individual through art is such a blessing events like this, the one we are you attending here tonight. Show the world that we are not alone, we can all joins hands together here and know that we are all beautiful and we can live and we can lift each other up and show our gifts without hesitation. Being a mother has shown me what it means to love unconditionally and you are all in this room have showed me throughout my career what it means to be loved. Unconditionally, it’s such an honor to be here and thank you so much glad and thank you to the LGBTQ community and my family and all of my friends and fans I love you very much thank you.
Eminem

LGBTQ+ Supporter

Respects All Religions

18 Dec 2017

VULTURE.com

In an interview with Vulture

The honest-to-God truth is that none of that matters to me: I have no issue with someone’s sexuality, religion, race, none of that.
Rihanna

LGBTQ+ Supporter

29 Nov 2017

BBC.com

In a tweet

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women over the years. But I don’t go around doing trans castings! […] I don’t think it’s fair that a trans woman, or man, be used as a convenient marketing tool.
Debra Messing

LGBTQ+ Supporter

Criticizes Trump

7 May 2017

YOUTUBE.com

At the 2017 GLAAD Media Awards

Things are getting dire. To paraphrase Charles Dickens, ‘This year has sucked.’ Our democracy and humanity have been under attack. But unless you are an unenlightened straight cisgender white male, you are a target. That makes us all a target. Right now there is a very bad and very orange man in our White House—at least a few days a month. The person we shall not name came this close to signing an executive order that legally allows for discrimination against the LGBT community… If that makes you as angry as it makes me, then raise your voice. Call the White House, call your Representative, call your Senators… We are fighting for the soul of our country. But don’t get discouraged.
Katy Perry

LGBTQ+ Activist

19 Mar 2017

YOUTUBE.com

During her speech after receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award

No longer can I sit in silence. I have to stand for what I know is true and that is equality and justice for all. Period. That’s why the HRC is so important and I am so grateful for them being on the frontlines every day, from civil union legislation, to repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, to getting rid of DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] at the Supreme Court, which paved the way for marriage equality across the country, and continuing to fight for trans equality.

LGBTQ+ Supporter

23 Feb 2017

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, in response to Trump rescinding rules on bathrooms for yransgender students

To the LGBTQ community, I'm sorry for the message that was sent today. They don't speak for all of us. We love you.

LGBTQ+ Activist

22 Jan 2017

GOFUNDME.com

In a GoFundMe where he announced that he was seeking to raise $100,000 for the Human Rights Campaign — a national LGBTQ civil rights organization

Today we stand by our LGBTQ+ friends to ensure equality for EVERYONE! Please help us raise $100,000 for the Human Rights Campaign to ensure the future stays bright and open for all!
Ariana Grande

LGBTQ+ Supporter

29 Jun 2015

MTV.com

In one of her concerts

Make some noise if you think the Supreme Court justices who voted against gay marriage should get their heads out of their f*****g asses and join the goddamn celebration. Make some noise if you’ve got one less problem without them m***********s.
Rose McGowan

Criticizes LGBTQ+ Community

Advocates Against Sexism

5 Nov 2014

ADVOCATE.com

In an op-ed in The Advocate, apologizing for a statement she made about the gay community

I was on Bret Easton Ellis's podcast the other day discussing sexism and misogyny. I made a dumb generalization, and for that I apologize. For everything else I said, no, I will not. Where does it say that because of a man's sexual orientation, I don't get to point out a character defect that some of them may have? When equal pay for women was voted down by every male Republican, there was no LGBT outcry. I wondered why that was. After all, lesbians are women — this affects them too, right? Misogyny infuriates me and it endangers me as a human. It also endangers the LGBT community. Empathy for the plight of women isn't making it better. Your voice will. Could I have articulated my frustration in a better fashion? Undoubtedly. For that I apologize, but I stand by my overall point. The rights that have been earned by the community are simple civil rights. What I want is for gay rights activists to help other disenfranchised groups. These activists are experts while so many other groups flounder. It's time to share the wealth and knowledge. And I will correct myself and my off-the-cuff comment — gay men certainly aren't more misogynistic than heteros, but I've met some who have come damn close. In some ways, it's more damaging, because it's coming from men that have faced so much hate.
Morgan Freeman

LGBTQ+ Supporter

23 Oct 2013

THEDAILYBEAST.com

In an interview with The Daily Beast

I’m in show business and I’m an ex-dancer. I have an enormous number of gay friends. Marginalizing people for that? These people who are ignorant enough to think that being gay is a “chosen lifestyle?” That’s the height of ignorance. It’s like saying being black is a chosen lifestyle. Get out of here!

Anti LGBTQ+

29 Sep 2005

NBCNEWS.com

As Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have given same-sex couples the equal right to marry under California law.