Hari Nef is an actress, model, and writer who disrupted the fashion industry in 2015 when she was the first transgender model ever to get a signed deal with IMG Models. She started pursuing a degree in theater in 2011 at Columbia University, and this was around the same time that she started transitioning.
Recently, she played one of the Barbie dolls in the highly anticipated “Barbie” flick that came out in the summer of 2023. Reportedly, her parents were very supportive when she went through the transitioning process. Her dad stated that he loved his kid as a boy, and now he loves her as a daughter.
Samira Wiley is mostly known for her portrayal as Poussey Washington in the iconic series "Orange Is the New Black." For the four seasons that she starred in the show, she became a moving role model for audiences in the LGBTQ+ community.
Recently, the star said that it took a few years for her to come to terms with her sexuality and to get to the point of opening up to the world about it. The star's father is one hundred percent behind her, as he has even made a surprise appearance in front of Congress to stand up for his daughter's lesbian rights.
Wanda Sykes has been named one of the funniest stand-up comedians and is one of America's most prominent LGBTQ+ supporters. Her wit and humor have opened up so many doors for her in her career. In the fall of 2008, Sykes came out as a lesbian while at a rally in Las Vegas for same-sex marriage.
Just a month prior to this, the star secretly married her wife, Alex Niedbalski, after which the pair became parents in 2009. Sykes has openly admitted that coming out to her conservative parents was a tough pill for them to swallow at first. They even refused to attend her wedding, but Sykes has thankfully since then reconciled with them.
For most, the job of coming out is a tough one. In Hollywood, the pressure is higher since all eyes are on you, and your announcement will most likely make tabloid headlines. It was no different for Matt Bomer when he came out in 2012.
The star opened up about how his parents reacted at first when he told them. For them, who are conservative and Christian, it was difficult to accept their son's news at first. Many years have passed since the star came out to his parents, and he admits that only now are things getting a little better. We guess some parents need many years to process that their child is part of the LGBTQ community.
The "Glee" actress came out to her parents by writing them a letter. The star was aware that she was a lesbian from a young age but only managed to open up to her parents about it when she was 32 years old.
Allegedly, Lynch waited such a long time to tell them as she was scared of how they may react to the news, and she was worried that they would not be very accepting. To her surprise, her parents were highly welcoming of the news, and the star stated that they really embraced her and took it very well. Lynch is now happily married to psychologist Lara Embry.