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9 celebrities who are super proud of their LGBTQ brothers and sisters

From Maroon 5's Adam Levine to Captain America's Chris Evans and beyond.

2021-09-17

Words: Brian Leonard; pictures: Instagram

Anne Hathaway

 
 
 
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The Devil Wears Prada star Anne grew up wanting to be a nun, but quit Catholicism after her brother Michael came out as gay.

“The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out,” she told British GQ in 2010. “Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother? But Episcopalianism didn’t really take either."

“So I’m ... nothing,” she added. “F**k it, I’m forming. I’m a work in progress.”

Madonna

 
 
 
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'Material Girl' singer and noted LGBTQ ally Madonna and her gay brother Christopher are known to have a rocky relationship after he wrote a book, Life With My Sister Madonna, about her in 2008.

However, Christopher told The Sun in 2017 their feud was over, saying: "I just talked to her a couple of weeks ago when I was at my father’s vineyard. We email each other. Well, it’s passed for me, but I do know Madonna likes to hold grudges. There’s nothing I can do about that.”

Chloë Grace Moretz

 
 
 
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post star Chloe has not one, but two gay brothers.

The star - who played a teen undergoing LGBTQ conversion therapy in the aforementioned film - told the NYT in 2018: "Having two gay brothers and growing up a natural advocate for the LGBT community, it already played a very close, personal place in my heart."

Colin Farrell



In 2014, Ava actor Colin Farrell wrote a passionate essay about marriage equality in Ireland - which was eventually achieved in 2015.

In the piece, he paid tribute to his gay brother Eamon, saying: "[He] didn’t choose to be gay. Yes, he chose to wear eyeliner to school and that probably wasn’t the most pragmatic response to the daily torture he experienced at the hands of school bullies. But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative. 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."

Ariana Grande

 
 
 
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'Positions' singer Ariana's older brother Frankie is famous in his own right for appearing in Broadway shows like Rock of Ages and Mamma Mia!

Earlier this year, for Ari's birthday, the Celebrity Big Brother star posted the above photo, adding in a caption: "Ariana you are always there for me, you lift me up when I am down, you make me smile and laugh until my cheeks hurt, and you bring me and everyone you meet such joy… so today I celebrate you and the remarkable person you are! I love you with my whole heart and wish you the greatest day ever. You deserve it. HBD sis."

Adam Levine

 
 
 
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In 2011, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine told Out of his gay brother Michael: "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.”

He added: "We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK. A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it at all costs. But I’ve got news for you—it’s a losing fucking battle. The more you fight it, the more fucked-up your kid’s gonna be. You’ve just gotta embrace it from the beginning. That’s the only way to deal with it as a family. Otherwise, you’re just screwing yourself over, and you’re gonna make your kid miserable.”

Cardi B

 
 
 
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In 2019, 'WAP' singer Cardi B defended her sister Hennessay from Twitter trolls, saying: "Some Bitch talking bout my sister looking for attention from man from the video I posted of her. Sis my sister is gay she could careless [sic]."

However, in a 2018 Insta post, Cardi's sis seemed to imply she was bisexual, saying: “Bisexual means you’re attracted to both genders. No matter what’s the status of the relationship or what you chose to do with that person … If a women like to be in a relationship with a man but like to enjoy her sexual desire with a woman from time to time she still considers herself to be a BISEXUAL! same goes for men….. and please still in your confused stage, please don’t talk for the whole community until you can’t fully comprehend ALL of us! We don’t like to be the judge or to be labeled! We just want be excepted for who we are… Love is love! [sic].”

Chance the Rapper

 
 
 
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Chance's brother Taylor came out as bisexual in 2017, tweeting: "Growing up I've always felt indifferent about my sexuality & being attracted 2 one sex & today I would like to openly come out to my fans. I do recognize myself as a bisexual male & do & have always openly supported the gay community & will keep doing so in 2017."

Shortly after, Chance tweeted: "Love this man right here, through any and all. He has grown into a great man. He's got God and me behind him, he cannot fail he cannot fall."

Chris Evans

 
 
 
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Captain America actor Chris's gay brother Scott is also a successful actor, with screen credits including One Life To Live and Grace and Frankie.

In 2019, the pair displayed their brotherly banter on The Jimmy Fallon Show, with Scott recalling the time Chris pushed him into a coffee table as kids. "I was like, ‘Blooooood!’" remembered Scott. "And Chris was like, ‘Please don’t tell.’ I just said that I fell, and I got stitches – and Mom, he pushed me!”

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