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10 celebrities who are super proud of their gay brothers and sisters

From Chris Evans and Colin Farrell to Cyndi Lauper and Chloë Grace Moretz

10 celebrities who are super proud of their gay brothers and sisters
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Adam Levine often talks about his gay brother, Michael

Last month we looked at the celebrities who are proud, amazing parents to proud, amazing LGBTI kids.

This month, we’re widening our focus and looking at those in the public eye who always speak out in support of their gay siblings.

From best-selling pop stars to Oscar winning actors and actresses, here are 10 straight stars for whom being a gay ally is a personal matter.

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Anne Hathaway

The Les Miserables star claims she looked just like her gay brother Michael when she cut her hair for award-winning role. She’s also revealed that she and her family left Catholicism when Michael came out, explaining: ‘You know, when it’s family and someone is excluding your family, and someone is not accepting of your family, it does become a bit of a no-brainer, doesn’t it?’

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Chris Evans

The Captain America: Civil War star is super chill about his (equally cute and fellow actor) gay brother Scott, telling The Advocate in 2008: ‘Yes, I do have a gay brother. I’m down with the gays. Mostly I’m hanging out with him and his gay buddies, who are fucking hilarious. They’re the funniest people I know.’ On his very liberal mom, he added: ‘I think my mother was praying for us to be gay, so at least she got one of us.’

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Ariana Grande

Break Free singer Ariana – who has a cute gay brother, Frankie – is one of pop culture’s most vocal young stars when it comes to LGBTI rights. Like Anne Hathaway, she has spoken about moving away from Catholicism after Frankie revealed his sexuality, saying: ‘When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, “OK, that’s not cool.” They were building a Kabbalah center in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it.’

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Adam Levine

Maroon 5 frontman Adam has a younger gay brother, Michael, and gave Out one of the best quotes ever on the subject of LGBTI siblings: ‘I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired. Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two. We all knew.’

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

She’s never spoken publicly about him, but it’s believed Dad’s Army actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has a gay brother named David, who also works in the film industry as a producer.

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Colin Farrell

The Lobster actor was best man at his gay brother Eamon’s wedding, and before the gay marriage vote in Ireland last year, wrote an open letter saying: ‘Even when others were casting him out with fists and ridicule and the laughter of pure loathsome derision, he maintained an integrity and dignity that flew in the face of the cruelty that befell him. The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane.’

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Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is known for her close relationship with her lesbian sister Grace – who appeared in her 2010 independent film Tiny Furniture. Before the legalization of gay marriage in the US last year, Lena said she and her Fun guitarist boyfriend Jack Antonoff were: ‘not against marriage, but I wanna wait. My sister is gay and it just doesn’t feel good to me to do something she can’t do.’

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Madonna

OF COURSE Madonna has a gay brother – albeit, their relationship has been rocky. He wrote a tell-all book about the LGBTI icon in 2008, but she said last year: ‘I would say we’re speaking again, we’re friends again. It took a while, it really hurt me, there were many years of silence but I do believe in forgiveness, and I think that he feels bad that he did it. So hopefully it’ll all be alright in the end.’ That said, we can only imagine the shade she threw him when he defended Kim Davis on Facebook later that year.

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Cyndi Lauper

Speaking about her lesbian sister Ellen, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun singer Cyndi said in 2010: ‘When she [came out to me], I just gave her the biggest hug and told her that I love her. But I had known it for a long time. This is 25-30 years ago. Things are a lot better now then they were in the early 80s though. We still have a long way to go.’

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Chloë Grace Moretz

The Kick-Ass star has four older brothers, including Trevor and Colin, who are gay. She has said: ‘To see my brothers struggle with the anxiety of having to come out was awful. The problem is we live in a society where we have to say the words, “I’m coming out.” No one should care what your sexual orientation is, what color your skin is, or if you’re a man or a woman.’


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HAVE YOUR SAY

    Richie Bela says:

    I have nothing but admiration to celebrities that have gay brothers and sisters and who can shout to the world that having a third sex in the family is a great gift from God and that having a strong religious ties can split and be cruel to a family still they chose to stick to one another through thick and thin Kudos

    Lee Mendoza says:

    WONDERFUL sharing everywhere… and an FYI for Catholics who left Roman Church… There are CATHOLIC churches, not just Anglican and Episcopal ones that admit LGBT, and allow Priests, both men and women to marry, and allow familyplanning, divorce etc. In US they fall under banner of ANCC (American National Catholic Church) … fully Apostolic derivation. Created by San Carlos Duarte Costa in Brazil.. They follow FULL VATICAN II rites and also the above.

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