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” saw the song reach the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, and it spent a whopping 41 weeks on this chart.
She has always been happy with regard to her sexual orientation, though it hasn’t been the source of much media attention. The star came out while touring in 2010 at the Nashville Pride. She announced that she’s a proud bisexual woman, which was probably cheered on by the crowds.
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! Hudson was born in 2004 and has been publicly out and open since around the year 2018.
It came out when his mom revealed why she was fighting at the Family Equality Council’s Impact Awards for the LGBTQ community. She is pushing for this community 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. This was all very challenging since Chaz was already in his 40s by this stage, but it’s clearly never too late to go through transitioning!
Even if you really think you’re strong enough. 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!
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. Later Lopez apologized for his alleged insensitive and ignorant comments in a statement to People after receiving a lot of backlash from Barshop and others. Go, mommy Barshop!
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 on an episode of “Table Talk.”
This series focuses on all generations of the family as they talk about taboo topics such as infidelity, adult content, and, most recently out-of-the-ordinary relationships. Ideally, Willow 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.