Standing up for what they believe in! Whether celebrities are outspoken like Lady Gaga, extremely supportive like Miley Cyrus, or ready to fight back on social media like Marlon Wayans, many are vocal about their dedication to the LGBTQ community.
Wayans, who is a proud father of an openly gay daughter named Amai, isn’t afraid to share her story. During Pride Month in June 2019, the Scary Movie actor posted a heartfelt tribute to Amai and was quick to hit back when he received backlash from some followers.
“Happy pride to my pride and joy,” Wayans captioned a sweet Instagram picture of his girl. “I wouldn’t change one effing thing about you. Love you to the moon around the sun through the galaxies and back again.”
And when one troll took the comments section saying his daughter wasn’t “old enough” to understand her sexuality, papa bear’s claws came out.
“She’s 19,” the White Chicks star quipped back. “She’s who she is until or until she doesn’t [sic] choose differently. Love her for her not what I want her to be.” He also explained why it was important for him to address trolls about the topic.
“I thought of erasing [the derogatory comments] but I need the world to see the ignorance that still exists,” the actor explained. “Objective without obstacles is a worthless triumph. We all will someday get unconditional love. Because of my daughter, I am one step closer. I am not God, I don’t judge I just LOVE. And still, pray for the haters because I refuse to judge them too just love.”
Gaga, meanwhile, often speaks out about her “moral obligation” to defend gay rights and accept people for who they are. Cyrus, for her part, has been a huge advocate of the LGBT community for years, even declaring in 2015 that she is pansexual — which means gender and biological sex are not factors in her love life.
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