Ariana Grande And Five Other Celebs Who Support The LGBTQ+ Community
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Ariana Grande And Five Other Celebs Who Notably Support The LGBTQ+ Community

Rachael Grealish April 1, 2022

Ariana Grande has pledged to match up $1.5 million raised for trans youth but she’s just one of many celebs who support the LGBTQ+ community.

It was announced yesterday, Thursday March 31, on Trans Day of Visibility, the 28-year-old singer announced that she’s partnering with fundraising platform Pledge to raise money for organisations that provide direct support to trans youths in the US.

Grande isn’t the only celebrity to support the LGBTQ+ community through various acts, groups and organisations. Here’s five other celebrities who’re advocates.

Daniel Radcliffe

The Harry Potter actor spoke out after the writer J K Rowling was called out for allegedly making transphobic comments. The actor shared a through the LGBT suicide prevention charity the Trevor Project, saying he felt ‘compelled to say something at this moment’

He said: ‘Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I.’ He also went on to apologise

Miley Cyrus

The former Hannah Montana actor, who herself identifies as pansexual, founded the Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering homeless and LGBT+ youth. In 2011 Cyrus also got an equals sign tattooed on her ring finger in support of same-sex marriage.

Elliot Page

In December 2020, Page came out as transgender on his Instagram account, introducing himself and sharing that he goes by he/they pronouns. In his statement he pledged to ‘offer whatever support’ he can to help. He said: ‘I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.’

When reprising his role in The Umbrella Academy there will also be more representation as his character will also have transitioned.

Anne Hathaway

The Devil Wears Prada actor has proudly spoken out about her family’s acceptance of her brother’s sexuality and was a recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Ally Award in 2008. Then in 2012, the actress and husband Adam Shulman sold their wedding photos and donated a share of the profits to marriage equality advocacy groups.

Josh Hutcherson

Hutcherson might be best known for his role in The Hunger Games but in his personal time he’s a LGBTQ+ equality advocate. The actor also founded Straight But Not Narrow, a youth group aimed at fighting homophobia after two of his gay uncles died of AIDS.

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Rachael is the Senior Content Editor at Freshered. She is NCTJ qualified with an MA in journalism. Rachael has almost ten years experience as a journalist in regional, national and international press and is passionate about creating engaging content.