Being queer can be very hard, apart from discrimination and hate comments from strangers, opening up to your family about your sexuality can be very difficult. The struggle for acceptance from people around and especially your own family is heartbreaking. The LGBTQ community has come a long way and in the past 20 years, more people have come to accept them with open arms. In fact being gay today is more accepted in our society than it has ever been before. Coming out is not easy, but it's harder when you're in the spotlight as a celebrity or a child of a celebrity. Hollywood definitely has played its part in supporting the LGBTQ community. A lot of celebrities have come out openly to declare they are gay. Others have family members who are gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual.
These celebrities are parents to children who belong to the LGBTQ community and a good number of them stood by their kids and gave their unflinching support while some were not so thrilled at first but eventually warmed up to it.
Cher is a talented and beautiful woman. The beautiful pop star icon admitted that at first, it was hard for her to accept that her daughter with Sonny Bono, Chastity was gay. Chastity first came out as a lesbian to her parents when she was 18 and later on transitioned from female to male and is known as Chaz Bono today. Cher has come to accept Chaz for who he is and is glad that they are making memories and having the most fun together than ever before. She said, ‘I love being a woman so much, if I wake up tomorrow as a man, I wouldn't function’.
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