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Celebrities With LGBTQ+ Children

Updated February 28, 2020 483.1k views30 items

This list contains information about celebrities with gay children and celebrities with transgender children, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and politicians have gay children. Some of these famous people embrace their child's lifestyle, while others don't like to talk about it. One famous actress's daughter and mother are both lesbians.

Warren Beatty and Annette Bening's son, Stephen, was born in 1992 as Kathlyn, and is transgender and gay. He calls himself "a trans man, a faggy queen, a homosexual, a queer, a nerd fighter, a writer, an artist and a guy who needs a haircut." The Ally Sheedy daughter, Rebecca, is also openly gay. Sheedy says that there was never a "coming out" moment; rather, she had an ongoing discussion with her daughter about sexuality. Sheedy's mother is openly gay as well.

Many of these celebrities - such as Mia Farrow, Magic Johnson, and Marlon Wayans - are supportive of their gay kids. Chaz Bono and Charlize Theron's adopted child Jackson are also transgender children of celebrities. Cher's son was born as her daughter Chastity Bono. He first came out to his parents as a lesbian when he was 18 years old. Then, he transitioned from female to male from 2008 to 2010.

Which other celebrities have children who are gay? Read through the list below to find out.

  • As of February 2020, Dwyane Wade announced that his 12 year-old child Zion will furthermore be known as Zaya, transitioning from male to female. Wade has been very vocal in his support of his daughter's decision, telling People: "I've learned to keep my mind open, keep my eyes open, keep my heart open, keep my thoughts open."

    • Born: 1982-01-17
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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  • Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities With LGBTQ+ Children
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    Charlize Theron first introduced her adopted child Jackson to the world as a boy. However, she later told Daily Mail, "I thought she was a boy, too... until she looked at me when she was three years old, and said, 'I am not a boy!' So there you go. I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive."

    • Born: 1975-08-07
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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  • Mia Farrow's son Ronan Farrow, who was key in exposing sexual misconduct in Hollywood, particularly in regards to Harvey Weinstein, officially came out in 2018. While accepting an award for LGBT Advocacy from the Point Foundation, Ronan said, "Being a part of the LGBT community… which recognized the reporting I was doing early on and elevated it, and has been such a stalwart source of support through the sexual assault reporting I did involving survivors who felt equally invisible... that has been an incredible source of strength for me. LGBT people are some of the bravest and most potent change agents and leaders I have encountered, and the most forceful defenders of the vulnerable and voiceless, because they know what it's like to be there." 

    • Born: 1945-02-09
    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Dep is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities With LGBTQ+ Children
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    Actor Johnny Depp and French singer/model Vanessa Paradis have a daughter together, named Lily Rose Depp, who identifies as sexually fluid. While she hasn't labeled herself gay or straight, she instead told Nylon"You don’t have to label your sexuality; so many kids these days are not labeling their sexuality and I think that’s so cool."

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