Most importantly, we’ve loved that these celebrities and their parents have done their research and used their fame to help spread messages of love and acceptance around the world.
Eliot Sumner, who’s none other than the daughter of legendary singer, Sting, opened up about her sexual orientation years ago, saying that she didn’t identify with any gender really.
At the time she’d been dating a woman, but identified first as a “musician.” Apparently she never formally came out to her friends and family because… “no one asked.” Ouch! Let’s hope nowadays her parents are there for her and providing their support!
Cookie Johnson & Magic Johnson
EJ is the child of legendary basketball player Magic Johnson and “Cookie”. He was outed by TMZ, which wasn’t the best start, but he quickly landed a reality TV show after.
The now role model continues to break boundaries as a gay person and is particularly fond of the beauty world (just look at that glowing skin!). He is also an extremely fabulous dresser and is a fan of anything diamond-encrusted.
The daughter of former US Vice President, Dick Cheney, is happily out and proud, married to her partner, Heather Poe.
Cheney, who is, of course, a more conservative Republican, has been asked his opinion on gay marriage but says that the issue is up to the “states” to make a final decision. Ultimately though, Cheney came through for his daughter, and openly supported same-sex marriage, despite being a Republican!
It’s been quite a journey for Victor Garber, and while we’re not sure his parents supported him being out, we’re sure that he’s proud and happy to finally be himself in the open!
Garber came out relatively late in the game, as he was in his 60s, but has had a long-time partner for about two decades. We’re just glad that he’s now comfortable being himself, with the one he loves!
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
So there has been no confirmation that Shiloh Jolie Pitt, the daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, identifies as LGBTQ, however, she has been swept up by the community and is held up as something of an icon!
It started back in 2010, when Jolie, in an interview shared what it was like to raise Shiloh, who “wanted to be a boy.” We can't wait to see the exciting life that lies ahead for Shiloh!
Okay so, Cook may not have any LGBTQ identifying children, but the CEO of Apple has an important story and message that we wanted to share.
He was the first CEO of a major company to come out and says that he has no regrets whatsoever. As the chair of a major corporation, and being openly proud, he’s sending a message to adults and young adults everywhere that it’s okay to be you! Love!
Lil Nas X has to be one of the hottest rappers of the moment. Now an undisputed queer icon, the young musician burst into the scene with pride anthems like Call Me By Your Name and Industry Baby, which were accompanied by openly-gay music videos.
After coming out as gay, his father, Robert Stafford, has been praised as a “supportive” parent after defending and protecting his son. Nice job, dad!
Renowned CNN broadcaster Anderson Cooper may be a familiar face to many — and a household name to even more — but it seems that regardless of his career, he was destined for a life of luxury.
That’s because he was born into a dynasty family, Vanderbilt. Cooper, whose mother passed at the age of 95, notes that Gloria was in fact, a very supportive mom.
You may remember Khary Payton from the hit series, “The Walking Dead” but did you know the star has a transgender son? He announced on social media that his son was born female, but has “always identified as a boy.”
We love the support Khary has for his son, Karter, and hope that Karter continues to grow with so much love, as a boy and man!
It really is no secret that Bella Thorne doesn’t really define a line when it comes to sexuality and fluidity, and we totally love that for her.
Maybe it goes against the code for the Disney Channel, but Thorne is unapologetic about being pansexual. Her parents, who supported her career all her life, fully back their daughter.
Dean McDermott & Mary Jo Eustace
An article that made headlines a couple of years ago was one about Dean McDermott’s son, Jack. His eldest son apparently didn’t tell his dad about his boyfriends, with McDermott remarking “he’s so quiet!”
Jack, who came out when he was 17, is described by his father as “this beautiful, 6-foot-4, beautiful Adonis.” Wow, that’s a lot of love!
First going public a few years ago with her same-sex relationship, Emily Estefan has always been proud of her identity. While her mother, singer Gloria Estefan, has always been a staunch supporter of the LGBTQ community, there were some emotions to be worked through when it came to her daughter.
Emily initially had some backlash from other family members which made it tough, but in the end, the family made it through and are fully supportive of her.
Busy Philipps & Marc Silverstein
Busy Philipps, who is a bit of an American TV series icon, is no stranger to being there for her children! Specifically, her daughter, Birdie. The twelve-year-old daughter of Philipps and Silverstein told their parents they were gay and wanted to use the pronouns “they/them.”
Philipps has noted that supporting her daughter has helped her grow herself and that being a mother to her queer daughter has taught her so much. Now that's a tear-jerker!
Actress and former “Wheel of Fortune” presenter, Vanna White, probably didn’t realize that her son was going to turn as many heads as she did back in the day!
It was previously reported that her son, Nicholas, who prefers “Nikko”, had a special relationship with a Hare Krishna monk, whom he had been living with while attending the University of Arizona. While he didn’t confirm his orientation, he did say “gay? It’s possible,” when questioned about it.
Legendary singer and beatmaker, Sade, is also one very proud and supportive parent. Her son, Izaak, who was born Mickailia, underwent a difficult process, telling the media that he had a ‘painful’ sex-change journey.
Sade’s son opened up to how emotionally challenging it was and also paid homage to his parents. Big love!
Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union
Zaya Wade is one hundred percent supported by her loving parents, Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union. The young transgender daughter of the celebrity couple is a positive voice for the youth who want to just authentically be themselves.
Wade and Union both admitted that it was a journey to understand how to fully support Zaya, but their efforts have led to a better relationship between them all.
Before coming out herself, Cynthia Nixon (you’d remember her as Miranda from “Sex and the City”), was in a relationship with Danny Mozes, a school teacher. From that relationship, the pair had two kids, whom they now co-parent.
A few years ago, Nixon revealed that Samuel, her eldest child, is transgender. Nixon congratulated her baby on coming out and feeling comfortable enough to share his identity with the world. Awww!
One of the stars of the 80s classic, “The Breakfast Club” is Ally Sheedy. But did you know that her son, Beckett, is transgender?
Born to David Lansbury and Sheedy, Beckett came out as part of the LGBTQ community. To support her son, Sheedy did the best thing — researched and researched! By learning about her son, she was better able to support and love him!
Heather Dubrow & Terry Dubrow
You would know Terry Dubrow as one-half of the plastic surgeon team that runs the show “Botched.” Yes, it’s reality TV and it’s incredibly binge-worthy!
Anyway, we’re here to talk about Max Dubrow, Terry and Heather’s daughter who came out as gay. The family has done a stellar job of navigating the topic and giving Max the confidence to be herself.
Ronan Farrow, son of Hollywood icon Mia Farrow, was Born in New York and is now a well-known investigative reporter.
Farrow came out as part of the LGBT community a few years ago, before getting engaged to Jon Lovett! Mia Farrow has always been supportive, and continues to support her son!
Cynthia Bailey & Leon Robinson
Coming out as “sexually fluid”, Noelle Robinson knows who she is! Initially, though, Noelle struggled and wasn’t sure how her parents, Cynthia Bailey and Leon Robinson, would take the news.
Once she told them and gave it some time, the pair came to terms with it and what it meant for their kid. At the end of the day, they just want the best for their child.
Tammy Rivera & Waka Flocka Flame
Charlie is Tammy Rivera’s daughter from a previous different relationship. While Waka Flocka Flame is not Charlie's biological father, he has been in Charlie’s life since she was just a tot — four years old to be exact!
Their daughter came out as gay as a teen, and even took a girl as a date to celebrate her Quinceañera! At that point, both parents were very supportive of their little daughter!
The Irish actor and DJ, who hails from Northern Island, made his claim to fame as “Hodor” in the HBO series, “Game of Thrones.”
He may have become a bit of a meme but he ain’t complaining about the fame! He is also openly gay and has never hidden his sexuality from anyone, which we think is awesome. People, be more unapologetically you! Hodor says so!
This Hollywood A-lister came out with some news that was a bit controversial to start with — that her daughter, who was only seven at the time, is transgender.
Male at birth, her daughter Jackson revealed that she was in fact, a girl at the age of four. Charlize Theron, who is a known supporter of LGBTQ rights and is an activist of sorts for the cause, has nothing but love and support for her baby.
In the early 2020s, the world was taken by the headline that the actress of "Juno", Ellen Page, changed their name to Elliott and was now an openly transgender person.
After surgery and a transition that shocked the world, Page is now comfortably himself. His parents, who are there for him during this challenging time, are joined by Page’s wife, Emma Portner. Nothing but love all around here!
So yes, you may remember Lady Gaga being engaged once or twice (no one can really forget that yellow diamond engagement ring, right?) to a man, however, there’s no doubt that Gaga is a champion for LGBTQ+ rights and its community.
She’s a lady with a lot of love to give, and all it takes is one listen to “Born This Way” to know where the pop queen stands!
Amai, who is the only daughter Marlon Wayans shares with his ex-wife Angelica, came out as openly gay.
The young woman, who had a big announcement for her folks, was met with nothing but love and support from her parents. Marlon proudly celebrated his daughter during pride month for her confidence to be herself!
Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus, has always been very gender fluid (a far cry from her Hannah Montana days), despite being in a long-term relationship with Aussie hunk, Liam Hemsworth.
The pair married, then split, and then Cyrus perhaps embraced her sexuality a little more, pursuing relationships with women as well as men.
Clementine, who’s the daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd and David Ford, came out quite a few years ago as being gay.
The way she dealt with her sexuality is quite refreshing — no questioning, no smoke, and mirrors, just the plain ol’ truth. We are here for it! Her mother, Cybill, was so supportive that she received an award for her outspokenness in regard to LGBTQ rights, at the GLAAD Media Awards.
Jessica Osmond, the daughter of famed singer Marie Osmond is lucky enough to not only have a mother who has the means, but also one who has a big heart!
After announcing her nuptials to wife Sara, Osmond posted on social media “I could not love the two of you more! Welcome to our family!” Nothing but love for her gals.
Kim Basinger & Alec Baldwin
Ireland Basinger Baldwin, the daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, was previously in a queer relationship with rapper Angel Haze.
While the gorgeous actor and model have dated women in the past, since the break up with Haze, Baldwin has almost exclusively dated men. You do you, Ireland! While her parents are not always supportive of her risqué photos, they are, of course, accepting of their daughter and her partners.
Billie Joe Armstrong
This list celebrates all those kids who at some point, came out as LGBTQ +, and Billie Joe Armstrong is one of those people! When the lead singer of Green Day was in his twenties he revealed to the media that “I’ve always been bisexual.”
He’s in a different place right now, but it’s healthy to explore different types of relationships and explore more about yourself and what you like.
Sally Feild's son from her second marriage is Samuel Greisman, who came out as gay at nineteen. Field has always been extremely supportive of all three of her boys and has continued to provide unconditional love and anything that her sons need.
We love that she even tried to set him up on a few dates. Talk about having mom in your corner! We’re not sure Greisman took too kindly to it, but after all, if your mom is Sally Field, you’re bound to find some connections.
Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne
The Osbourne family is probably one of the more famous ex-pat families in the States, with patriarch Ozzy being the frontman of the famous metal group.
Did you know that Kelly, his daughter (who always, always has great hair), is “open to loving anybody”? Her parents, of course, have her back, 100%.
You may have read that Halsey had her own kid and is now raising that child. But did you know that she’s also bisexual? The singer, who’s always pushed the envelope, is very proud of her queer identity and has always made herself endearing to her fans.
We love Halsey, and we’re sure that no matter what sexuality or identity her son identifies with, Halsey will be behind him 100 percent!
Warren Beatty & Annette Bening
Stephan Beatty, the son of two Hollywood hard hitters, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening was assigned female at birth and initially named Kathlyn Beatty. Later on in their life, they came out as transgender.
When he was just a teenager he began his difficult transition, in a full house (with his three other siblings). His parents were nothing but supportive, with Beatty coming out and saying “he’s a revolutionary, a genius…and my hero.” Love!
Zeke, who you may know as the son of basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, who has also been the official DJ for the NBA All-Star Game, has been on quite a journey with his coming out.
In an interview, Zeke remarked that the NBA was pretty gay-inclusive. He is lucky to have the support of not only his father but also that of the NBA!
Famed singer, Belinda Carlisle (yes, you can start singing “Heaven Is A Place on Earth”) is one super supportive parent! Her son, James Duke Mason came out when he was fourteen years old.
Carlisle admitted she kept the secret for a few months, before having more discussions about it. She’s even done a few talks for an organization that supports parents of children who identify as gay! Love!
Sean Burke & Braunwyn Windham
Braunwyn Windham-Burke is definitely loving the fact that her son, Jacob, is into drag! It’s been a source of fun and entertainment for her and her family during quarantine, which is pretty cute!
The teenager, who loves drag (Jacob even has a drag persona, ‘Divine Devon’), has been putting on quite a show for his family, and it’s even featured on the Bravo reality show.
The younger of Rory’s daughters from his first marriage is Hopie Feek! The country music singer-songwriter’s daughter came out after some harrowing circumstances — her mother’s funeral.
She came out as a lesbian just days after they were mourning the loss of their mother. It was tough for Rory, due to his religious beliefs, but over time he became more supportive of his daughter.
Look, we’re not here JUST to celebrate parents of gay celebrities - we’re here to celebrate the wonderful people who identify as part of the LGBTQ community.
Next up is Kate McKinnon, comedienne, and actress. McKinnon has always been openly out, but it was just never something that came under much speculation or media attention.
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis
So we all know Lily-Rose Depp as an ambassador for French luxury brand Chanel, and of course, as the child of Johnny Depp and French actress Vanessa Paradis.
The young fashionista and starlet came out as bisexual, and, of course, her parents support her! We love that there’s plenty of love in this family and that someone who’s chosen as an ambassador for such an iconic global brand, is out and proud!
The American actor who climbed the fame ladder with his role on the ABC show “Desperate Housewives” had a tough journey coming out to his parents.
Carver, as a young man, found it difficult coming out to his mother because his parents’ own marriage ended for well…the same reason. However, instead of being angry, Carver’s mom was more supportive and loving than ever! Naw!
Jamie Lee Curtis
First, can we just say, how cool would it be to have Jamie Lee Curtis as your mom? Anyway, Curtis’ daughter, Ruby, came out as transgender and went on to start her transition.
The star of the “Halloween” franchise did admit to news outlets that it was challenging to learn “new terminology” but says that she’s become more thoughtful and in turn, more supportive!
Sia is such an icon! With her blunt blonde wig and amazing chops, we love this lady from down under so get ready to add one more thing to love!
One of her sons, Che, recently came out as gay, and Sia has given him nothing but her full love and support.
Marcia Gay Harden
With a personal reason for championing gay rights, Marcia Gay Harden certainly is a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. Her teenage son, Hudson, who identifies as gay, certainly has a very supportive mother!
She is fighting to ensure her son’s future is as equal and fair as hers was — so that one day he can have a family on his own terms.
Born Chastity Bono, Chaz has had a bit of a difficult journey to get to where he is today. Between the years 2008 and 2010, Chaz underwent a gender transition, transitioning from female to male.
After the change, he legally changed his gender and name and was out in society as an openly transgender man. His mother, Cher, who is, of course, an LGBTQ+ icon, was nothing but supportive of her son!
Announcing that she is a “proud bisexual woman,” is Vanessa Carlton. She came out a few years ago, though it’s something that isn’t commonly known!
The singer of the hit single, “Thousand Miles”, has always been happy with regard to her sexual orientation, though it hasn’t been the source of much media attention.
These days, our reality television actors are celebrities. Sometimes their antics are too much, and other times they’re a welcome reprieve from day-to-day routine.
On our list of LGBTQ+ supportive parents, “Real Housewives of New York” star, Cindy Barshop, spoke with People, saying that “nothing’s really changed.” Her son, Jesse, 11 years old at the time of the interview, is transgender. The decision to open up was in response to Mario Lopez’s remarks that children should be of an appropriate age to decide their identity.
Will and Jada Smith
As one of Hollywood's long-lasting couples, the two have more than a few scandals tied to their names. Still, they are known to be open-minded people who support each other no matter what. In 2020, daughter Willow confessed to being both bisexual and polyamorous.
Ideally, she would like to date one man and one woman at the same time. After revealing this information to her mother and grandmother on their talk show, the two encouraged her to keep on doing what makes her feel happy and whole.
Paul Haggis wasn't the face of movies like "Million Dollar Baby", "Crash", and "The Third Person" but he was the brain behind them. The Canadian screenwriter has been involved in some of the best movies of the past two decades. He has two lesbian daughters which he fully supports.
He even left his church, the Church of Scientology, because he felt he could no longer be a part of an organization that doesn't stand for his daughter's rights.
Jason Gould is an actor and a singer in his own right, but let's face it, you probably know him as the son of Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould. Jason knew he was gay from a very young age, but he was outed before he had the chance to come out.
Mother Barbra decided to familiarize herself with LGBT+ topics, and after doing so, she became an avid advocate and supporter of the community.
If Anne Rice's name sounds familiar to you, it means you were into vampires way before it was popularized with "Twilight". Rice is the author of "Interview With the Vampire", a classic that has also been turned into a movie starring Brad Pitt.
Her son, author Christopher Rice, who came out as gay, always had his mom's support. She has been vocal about her support for the community on Facebook.
Sen. Rob Portman
This is the type of story that sounds as if it was taken from a movie, but it's real life. Portman was a Republican politician who refused to support the equality act. In a fascinating twist, his son Will came out of the closet in 2011.
This has made Rob reconsider his stance. He now believes that any two people who are in love deserve the chance to get married and live happily ever after.
The Arquette Family
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few decades, you know who the Arquette family is. Head of the family Lewis Arquette portrayed J.D. Pickett on "The Waltons." He and his wife had three famous children — Patricia, David, and Alexis. They have all been featured in film and television.
In 2007, Alexis came out as a trans woman. Her family has always been progressive, which means they accepted her for who she was even before they knew what it meant. Sadly, she died in 2016 due to a battle with HIV.
Colin Mochrie is a comedian, writer, and actor that many of you know thanks to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" The star shared with the internet that he is the proud father of a trans daughter named Kinley and that both his mother and his mother-in-law love and accept her.
He sent a message to young people who don't accept trans people, that if boomers can do it, anyone could.