How the Stars are Celebrating Pride Month This Year
From fun-loving tributes to inspiring advocacy efforts, here's how celebs are showing their pride in 2020
The queen of pop gave a super-sweet shoutout to her LGBTQ+ fans, who've loved and supported her throughout her career.
"I love you so much, it hurts. Happy Pride Month," Spears said before getting interrupted by boyfriend Sam Asghari.
Barack Obama & Taylor Swift
The former president and singer are among the many stars who will be showing their support at Pride Live's third annual Stonewall Day. The big event commemorates the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots and helps raise awareness for the fight in LGBTQ equality.
This year's global livestream, hosted by trans advocate and model Geena Rocero, features a star-studded lineup, which includes Demi Lovato, Kesha, Katy Perry, Hayley Kiyoko, Ellen DeGeneres, Cynthia Erivo, Christian Siriano, George Takei, Donatella Versace, Chelsea Clinton, Luke Evans, Valerie Jarrett, Stella Maxwell, Bethany C. Meyers and Nico Tortorella.
The actor began his Instagram post by sharing how "grateful" he felt about the recent Supreme Court ruling that gives LGBTQ people federal protection against workplace discrimination.
He ended his note, writing, "If you’d like to join us in donating to The Marsha P. Johnson Institute @mpjinstitute, @theokraproject @youthbreakout or the LGBTQ freedom fund, the links are in my bio."
The actress and trans activist shared an important message about how Pride month has become commodified and corporatized, and needs to refocus back on marginalized people in the LGBTQIA community.
"It has to be about poor and working class trans, LGBTQIA people, people who are homeless during COVID-19," she wrote. "So many homeless queer youth are struggling in ways that we can’t even imagine because of this virus."
Cox ended her post by guiding her followers to go to Variety to read her complete thoughts on the change she wishes to see before adding hashtags, "#blacktranslivesmatter" and "#TransIsBeautiful"
"Because your fight is also our fight. Sending love from this proud family to yours. Happy #pride everyone! 🌈" Aduba captioned this festive photo of herself and her family wearing matching rainbow jammies.
This year, Lambert's foundation made a sizable donation to the LGBTQ Freedom Fund "to assist and protect members of the community who have been arrested during these peaceful protests," referring to the recent Black Lives Matter movement.
He added: "#blacklivesmatter #pride visit lgbtqfund.org for more info."
Of course, Hilton had to go all out for her fans by recording a cover of Kim Petras' song "Malibu" and filming a video for it.
The actress spotlighted trans revolutionary Marsha P. Johnson in an Instagram clip, writing, "Marsha P. Johnson 🖤✊🏾She was a Black trans woman who fought for LGBTQ+ liberation."
"When we celebrate #pride🌈 we should know our history and who precisely was leading and that was Black and Latina LGBTQ+ activists," she continued. "#happypridemonth❤️💛💚💙💜"
"Pride looks and feels different this year. And now, more than ever, it’s important to come together as a community to embrace our intersectionality, support one another, and remember that Pride is UNSTOPPABLE," the star wrote on Instagram, before introducing bubly's #UnstoppablePride Parade, "a virtual celebration to recognize the unstoppable spirit of Pride and elevate LGBTQ+ content in support of @GLAAD and @ctr4blackequity."
He ended his message with, "Let me see that strut! 🌈 💕"
In honor of Pride Month, the comedian has been releasing Pride-themed episodes of her podcast The Margaret Cho. Tune in today!
"Queer liberation isn’t won until Black liberation is," the Saturday Night Live star wrote. "Pride is a gift from BIPOC leaders, and I hope you take this month to commit yourself to fighting racist policy—laws/rules/processes that create racial inequity—for the rest of your life."
"V queer & v fat & celebrating #Pride more than ever 🌈💫 It’s SO liberating to be able to live truly authentically, highly recommend... 10/10 would do again!✨," the model captioned a slideshow of fierce looks.
"Custom accessories by the phenomenal @louclarkestudio #queer #effyourbeautystandards" she added
The actress made a powerful statement on Instagram, beginning with, "Happy Pride! You are important. You are beautiful. You deserve to be here," and ending with, "You deserve to be actively protected."
"Getting our #PRIDE on..........🌈🚀 with these cool @victoriabeckham t-shirts benefitting the @aktcharity," the singer wrote alongside a pic of himself and hubby David Furnish.
"Proceeds go to help homeless LGBTQ+ youth. Pick one up so you can celebrate PRIDE and give back ❤️😃"
The star emphasized in her #CantCancelPride video that the true meaning of the special month is "about the people — not corporations."
"Support Pride, don't occupy it," she concluded her powerful clip.
"HAPPY PRIDE 2020!!!🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈," the actress began her caption of a clip that was provided by the Bidens.
"THANN YOU Jill & Joe for this beautiful video celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and paying homage to it’s painful, history. Yes- we have come so far but you are right— we still have a long way to go."
She added, "I am grateful for your commitment and celebration of this community and I am excited for the gains and celebrations to come under Joe’s leadership!"
The star celebrated Pride by posting a throwback photo of herself as the Grand Marshal of the West Hollywood parade in 2014.
"Happy pride to my LQBTQIA+ family y’all. I love you 😘 🌈🏳️🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗," she wrote.
The singer wrote a lengthy love note to the LGBTQ+ community, writing, "i have so much admiration and respect for the LGBTQ+ community, this community includes some of the bravest, kindest, strongest people I know."
"you teach me by example what it means to be true to yourself and your heart," she continued. "what it means to be brave, what it means to be fierce and kind every step of the way and living YOUR truth no matter how hard and scary that may be, loving whoever you want to love."
"Live YOUR best life! Every single DAY! Be FREE. Be YOU. LOVE is LOVE!" the singer wrote. "Happy pride today tomorrow and every other day of the year until the end of time 🏳️🌈🎢🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗"