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5 celebrity activists fighting for the rights of the LGBTIQ + movement

Although not all belong to the LGBTIQ + community, these celebrities have raised their voices in defense of the rights of this community

Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman

These celebrities have used their fame and raised their voices to defend the rights of the LGBTI community. Photos: IG-annehathaway, TW-diaridicinema

LatinAmerican Post | Nereida Vega

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In many countries, being part of the LGBTIQ + community means facing discrimination on a daily basis. However, this discrimination can be based on the person's sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual characteristics.

These celebrities have used their fame and raised their voices to defend the rights of the LGBTIQ + community.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway grew up in a conservative Catholic family, was about to become a nun and begin a monastic life, until she saw her brother holding hands with another man. Hathaway has been recognized for defending rights in favor of diversity, in addition to promoting gender equality. His religion did not welcome homosexual people so he left the Catholic Church, even his family did the same. In addition, he has donated on numerous occasions to groups that defend the rights of equal marriage.

 

Jenna Talackova

Jenna Talackova was a boy named Walter and expressed that she felt like a girl since she was 4 years old. Later, at age 14, she persuaded her family to begin physical treatment and become a woman. In her youth, she started hormone therapy and underwent sex-change surgery when she was 19 years old. Later she fought to achieve her dream of competing in a beauty pageant, however, she was disqualified for not being a woman by birth.

After this mishap, Jenna hired attorney Gloria Allred to fight for her rights as a woman. Donald Trump, director of the Miss Universe event, had no choice but to change the rules and let her participate in the event. Jenna was not interested in having controversies with Donald Trump, the important thing was to achieve a great civil rights victory, because the contest was a matter of fairness, with all this fact, Jenna managed to make her story the most inspiring.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is recognized for her #InstaPride campaign that exhibits her most altruistic side by making visible the common life, problems, joys, and obstacles of LGBTI + youth.

On the other hand, she is the creator of The Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization that seeks to encourage young people to mobilize for causes such as the rights of the LGBTI movement and the homeless. According to some published figures from this foundation, about 40% of homeless youth in the United States are LGBTIQ + and family rejection is one of the main reasons why they leave their homes. In addition to being vegan and preaching for equality and against violence, Miley is a fervent advocate for animals.

 

Jodie foster

For years, she had been criticized in the gay community for not publicly acknowledging her sexual orientation and responded to these criticisms by saying that she valued her privacy because in Hollywood it is not easy to be openly homosexual. She is a firm defender of her privacy and that of her family who has reached that point in her life where she does not want to hide her feelings either. In addition, she has become a great activist for the rights of the LGBTI + community.

 

Natalie Portman

The Israeli actress defended same-sex marriage since in most of the world homosexuals cannot marry. She spoke out in favor of women and against President Donald Trump's positions on migration, abortion, and the rights of women and the LGBTIQ + community on the first anniversary of his inauguration. In addition, he highlighted the importance of uniting for a just world for men and women and recounted the terrifying experience he had when he was 13 years old when he received his first letter from a fan, which relates his fantasy as a rape.