It’s Pride month and that means it’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQIA people. Now, more than ever, parents who are out are visible and thriving. Visibility is so important because it means that queer children and young people who are trying to picture themselves as parents have a variety of role models. Celebrities who have come out of the closet and started families are very important in this regard and we love them for their bravery.
We decided to take a look at LGBT parents and highlight some of them we really adore. These celebrities are showing a generation what it looks like to live and love freely. And, they just seem like wonderful parents to their cute kids.
10. Anderson Cooper
“As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible for me to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth,” he shared in the caption.
9. Evan Rachel Wood
In 2011, Evan Rachel Wood came out as bisexual and she has been extremely vocal about her Bi Pride ever since. She has a 6-year-old son named Jack Matfin Bell.
8. Wanda Sykes
“I felt like I was being attacked, personally attacked our community was attacked,” she told a group of protestors at the time.
7. Matt Bomer
Matt Bomer has been married to Simon Halls since 2011 and they have three children together: Henry, Kit, and Walker.
6. Cynthia Nixon
Actor and activist Cynthia Nixon is a mother to three children: Samuel “Seph,” Charles, and Max. She’s married to education activist Christine Marinoni. In 2018, Nixon revealed that her oldest child is transgender and that she fully supports him.
5. Jenna Wolfe
Reporters Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk have been out about their relationship since the birth of their first child Harper in 2013. They welcomed their second daughter, Quinn in 2015.
4. Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris and Chef David Burtka have twins, Gideon and Harper who were born in 2010. Harris and Burtka have been together since 2004.
“We really, really wanted kids,” NPH told Oprah. “We really had thought it through financially, emotionally, relationship-wise. We didn’t just accidentally get pregnant and decide that now we need to make this work. These kids come into our world with nothing but love.”
3. Andy Cohen
“It was incredible,” Cohen said of holding his son for the first time. “I mean, his eyes were open. He was so alert. He was not crying. He was looking at me, and he was looking around the room. He was observing. He was like, ‘Where am I? Who is this? This is interesting.’”
2. Ricky Martin
“It’s very special,” Martin said of fatherhood. “Every day is different, every day is a new question, every day is a new point of view. They’re super smart, it’s incredible.”
1. Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE is a gay icon who is married to Canadian filmmaker David Furnish. The couple shares two sons Zachary, and Elijah from the same surrogate.
“It’s turned out to be a very healing, positive thing in both our lives,” Furnish said about being a dad with John. “Elton is ‘much more mellow with children.’”
We love these queer parents and their beautiful families. These LGBT+ celebrities are inspiring and give so many young people a vision for what their futures can look like. To these wonderful parents, Happy Pride!
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