Janet Mock has worked tirelessly to achieve trans equality and shine a light on the issues many trans women face.
In 2015, during a powerful interview with Oprah Winfrey, the writer said she will always “proudly and unapologetically” stand up for her identity as a trans woman.
World famous supermodel Cara Delevingne chose a suitably fashionable way to come out – in Vogue magazine.
“It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognised that I had to accept it.” The star of Suicide Squad and Paper Towns has opened up about her depression, and in August she said that “If people want to say I’m gay, that’s great” in reference to her relationship with Annie Clark.
What a year for Saturday Night Live’s outstanding performer.
The comedian, who in 2012 became the show’s first openly gay cast member, stole the show in Ghostbusters before she stole our hearts on the post-election episode of SNL, singing the late Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in her guise as Hillary Clinton.
She continues to be a leading voice in the ongoing fight for marriage equality in Australia as the first lesbian Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
Ultra-liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has long supported equality, attracting fury from conservatives for performing same-sex weddings herself ahead of the court ruling which saw marriage equality legalised across the US.
Seven years on, and the charity is putting the finishing touches on a new 18-bed shelter, the Bea Arthur Residence. This could be because Halloween is also the day before my birthday, so that means candy AND presents. (Note: spooky and scary are different, I’m not a scary stuff fan – hence my dislike of horror movies.) Right, we’re getting off track. Page revealed that she was gay in 2014, in an emotional speech to The Human Rights Campaign, and the actress has been an international advocate for LGBT rights ever since.A staunch LGBT rights supporter, back in 2011 the actress shared an amazing exchange with her son – when he asked what would happen if he were gay, aged just seven.Labour’s Angela Eagle made history in 2015 when she became the first openly gay woman to go head-to-head at the dispatch box during Prime Minister’s Questions.