LGBTQI+: 10 celebrities and sports athletes who are in absolute support of the LGBTQI+ community

These are some of the celebrities who openly support and advocate for LGBTQI+ rights. There are many more individuals who actively support the community.

Ellen DeGeneres (Photo: Warner Bros.)

Ellen DeGeneres: Ellen DeGeneres, a popular comedian, talk show host, and actress, has been a prominent advocate for LGBTQI+ rights. Her decision to come out as gay in 1997, both in her personal life and on her TV show, was a significant moment in the representation of LGBTQI+ individuals in the media.

Sir Ian McKellen regularly makes appearances at Pride celebrations across the UK. (WireImage)

Sir Ian McKellen: Known for his roles as Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings” and Magneto in the “X-Men” films, Sir Ian McKellen is an openly gay actor who has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQI+ equality. He has been involved with various community organizations and campaigns.

Laverne Cox’s Emmys 2019 look. Danny Moloshok, Invision For The Television Acad

Laverne Cox: Laverne Cox is an actress and transgender activist known for her groundbreaking role as Sophia Burset in the TV series “Orange Is the New Black.” She uses her platform to raise awareness about issues faced by transgender individuals and advocates for transgender rights.

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George Takei: George Takei, known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original “Star Trek” series, has been an outspoken LGBTQI+ activist. He uses his social media presence and public speaking engagements to advocate for equality and social justice.

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Billy Porter: Billy Porter is an actor, singer, and LGBTQI+ activist. His portrayal of Pray Tell in the TV series “Pose” earned him critical acclaim and highlighted the experiences of community individuals, particularly those within the ballroom culture.

There are several sports athletes who openly support and advocate for LGBTQI+ rights.

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Megan Rapinoe (Soccer/Football): Megan Rapinoe, a prominent member of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, is not only known for her impressive athletic skills but also for her advocacy for LGBTQI+ rights and gender equality. She has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQI+ causes and has used her platform to raise awareness and fight for social justice.


Adam Rippon (Figure Skating): Adam Rippon, an openly gay figure skater, represented the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. He became an influential figure in promoting LGBTQI+ visibility in the world of figure skating and sports in general.

Gus Kenworthy getting a kiss from his boyfriend Matt Wilkas on live TV at the Olympics. Photograph: NBC via twitter

Gus Kenworthy (Freestyle Skiing): Gus Kenworthy, an openly gay freestyle skier, gained attention during the 2014 Winter Olympics and has since been an advocate for LGBTQI+ rights. He has used his platform to speak out against discrimination and has been involved in various LGBTQI+ campaigns and organizations.

Chris Mosier in Santee, Calif. on Jan. 25, 2020.

Chris Mosier (Triathlon): Chris Mosier is a transgender athlete who has made significant strides in promoting transgender inclusion in sports. He was the first openly transgender man to represent the United States in international competition and has been actively involved in LGBTQI+ advocacy efforts in the sports community.

Brittney Griner LGBT PRIDE 1 is a photograph by Devin Millington which was uploaded on June 18th, 2018.

Brittney Griner (Basketball): Brittney Griner, a professional basketball player in the WNBA, has been open about her sexual orientation and has advocated for LGBTQI+ rights and equality. She has used her platform to support the LGBTQI+ community and combat discrimination.

It’s important to recognise that support for the LGBTQI+ community extends beyond Hollywood and sports, with numerous public figures advocating for equality and acceptance in various fields.

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