Jennifer Lopez, Cher, And 12 Other Celebrity Parents Who Champion Their LGBTQ+ Kids

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Whether they were supportive from the very start or their acceptance grew over time, here are examples of celebrity parents who have openly supported their LGBTQ+ kids:

1.Jennifer Lopez:

2.Jamie Lee Curtis:


Cher wears a fur coat with a matching beanie and Chaz Bono wears a dark pea coat

Cher has always been vocal about her love for her son, Chaz, who transitioned in 2011, but she has admitted that she struggled with accepting his identity when he first came out. Cher described the process as "difficult," but she got over her hang ups because "you don't really lose [your child] — they just are in a different shape."

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4.Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union:

5.Cynthia Nixon:

6.Charlize Theron:

7.Busy Philipps:

During an episode of her podcast, Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best, Busy revealed her 12-year-old child, Birdie,

During an episode of her podcast, Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best, Busy revealed her 12-year-old child, Birdie, "prefers they/them" and explained that they were fine with Busy talking "about [the fact] that I'm gay and out."

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8.Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus:

Billy Ray Cyrus wears dark jeans with a leather jacket, Miley Cyrus wears a dark suit with a v-neck, and Tish Cyrus wears a dark gown

After Miley Cyrus came out as pansexual in 2015, her father explained that he and his ex-wife have "always been very open-minded" and that "seeing her happy is the greatest thing ever."

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9.Tori Spelling:

10.Magic Johnson:

11.Marlon Wayans:

12.Marcia Gay Harden:

13.Sally Field:

Sally Field wears a dark strapless gown and her son, Sam, wears a dark suit

During an EW Radio town hall, Sally defended her son, Sam, from hateful trolls who thought she should disapprove of his identity as a gay man. "[There are parents] so brainwashed to think that this is something out of the Bible or ungodly or against nature,” she ranted, "It’s not against nature if nature has actually done this. Sam was always Sam."

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14.And finally, Ally Sheedy:

Ally Sheedy wears a turtleneck under a matching colored blazer

The Breakfast Club star said she "learned a lot" while watching her son, Beckett's, journey when he came out as transgender. She explained that he "doesn't hide anything" and she feels "very comfortable talking to anyone whose kid is just beginning the process of transition" adding that "parents need to educate themselves."

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