7 Celebrities Who Stand Up For Gay Rights

Carly Rae Jepsen  became a U.S. sensation with her catchy summer hit “Call Me Maybe.” Now the pop singer is using her voice in the name of LGBT rights.

Jepsen is boycotting her scheduled Boy Scouts of America Jamboree performance until the Boy Scouts of America lift the ban that prohibits gay boys from becoming members.

“I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level and stay informed on the ever-changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe,” the singer tweeted.

Jepsen isn’t the only celeb we want to give a shout out to for supporting this cause. Check out the six below.

1. Anne Hathaway. The Oscar-winning actress has always been open about her support for her gay brother. In 2008, she took home an award from the Human Rights Campaign for her support of the LGBT community. She went above and beyond when she donated proceedings from her wedding photos to marriage equality groups. Now that's love. 

 

2. Lady Gaga. Not only did our mother monster establish the Born This Way Foundation in 2001 to create a more accepting society for the LGBT community, but she also donated a whopping $1.2 million dollars!

 

3. Josh Hutcherson. Our favorite Hunger Games star teamed up with the Gay-Straight Alliance Network to help put an end to homophobia and transphobia in schools. Hutcherson was also the youngest recipient to receive the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.

 

4. Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard. Stop, in the name of love! This comedic couple has been engaged since 2007 and has a baby on the way. So what’s the wedding hold up? Bell and Shepard refuse to wed until California legalizes same-sex marriages. (Too cute!)

 

5. Ellen DeGeneres. She has been a dedicated gay rights supporter since forever. Her most recent effort involved her posting a letter on her blog that urged the Supreme Court to overturn Proposition 8 so gay couples can marry in California.

 

6. Miley Cyrus. Cyrus wears her support in the form of an equal sign tattoo on her middle finger. She even posed for a NOH8 advertisement, which is a silent protest to those who oppose gay marriage.

 

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- Teresa Roca is a NYC writer who is obsessed with celebrities, sports and movies. Her favorite cause is bullying and violence.

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