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Formerly Anti-Gay Celebs Who Switched Sides

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This list contains information about formerly anti-gay celebrities who switched sides, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and politicians have changed their tunes on gay marriage. Some celebrities who have made homophobic comments in the past have gone on to apologize, and even work with GLAAD in some cases. One conservative former U.S. Vice-President has even come out in support of gay marriage.

Who is the most famous person who went from anti-gay to a supporter of gay rights? Eminem tops this list. The  rapper has often been criticized for the anti-gay lyrics that appear in his songs, but in 2010, he came out in support of gay marriage saying, "I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want.”

In 2004, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney took a strong stance against gay marriage. After his openly gay daughter Mary became pregnant, Cheney said that he was for gay marriage, but it should be up to each state to make the decision.

Which formally anti-gay celeb are you most surprised to learn switched sides? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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  • Eminem
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    Eminem has often been criticized for the anti-gay lyrics that appear in his songs. But in 2010, Eminem came out in support of gay marriage, saying, "I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want."

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  • Tracy Morgan
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    During a performance in 2011, Tracy Morgan said that he would stab his son to death if he spoke in a "gay voice."  He quickly apologized and, with the help of Russell Simmons, joined forces with GLAAD to help homeless gay teens in New York. 

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  • Alec Baldwin
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    In 2013, Alec Baldwin was fired from his MSNBC show after he called a reporter an anti-gay epithet. He quickly apologized saying, "My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone's sexual orientation. My anger was directed at Mr. Stark for blatantly lying and disseminating libelous information about my wife and her conduct at our friend's funeral service. As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize."

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  • 50 Cent
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    In 2010, 50 Cent tweeted, "If you a man and your over 25 and you don’t eat pu**y just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol."

    Two years later, the "In Da Club" rapper said that he was for gay marriage.

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