Eight times Beyoncé proved she's a true LGBT ally

The pop superstar celebrates her 39th birthday (4 September).


Beyoncé might have reached a level of superstardom which means she can forgo pretty much all interviews and social media, but that doesn't mean she doesn't use her voice.

The 'Formation' singer has sometimes faced criticism for not paying the lip-service to gay fans often exhbitied by other big pop girls, but wiser ones know that Queen Bey is an LGBT ally in the truest sense, speaking out on to defend the rights of LGBT people when it really matters.

Here are the receipts:

1) When she supported gay marriage with this fierce rainbow motif’d video for her track '7/11':

2) When she graced the cover of OUT to talk about gay equality:

3) When she supported a campaign to overturn North Carolina’s transphobic 'Bathroom Bill' on her website:

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 4) When she dedicated 'Halo' to the victims of the Orlando Pulse massacre during her 'Lemonade' tour:

5) When she posted a note in support of marriage equality on Instagram, reading: "If you like it then you should be able to put a ring on it #WeWillUniteForMarriageEquality!



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6) When she encouraged her fans to donate to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to help protect transgender youths:

7) When she made sure LGBT couples were represented in her video for 'All Night':

8) When she created a human Pride flag on stage to perform 'Formation' in South Africa:

Oh, and when she announced her second pregnancy like THIS and gave us all life in the process (nothing more needs to be said):