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8 Celebs Who Stood Up Against Homophobia

These stars set an example for their fans.

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The rapper addressed the recent reckoning about homophobia within the rap community following DaBaby's insensitive comments about gay people and those living with HIV/AIDS.

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We all need to call out what we're uncomfortable with. We need to call out what we stand for and for what we believe is right.

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Bassett recently came out as queer, and told U.K's Attitude Magazine that he experienced homophobic remarks following his announcement.

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“People can… say the nastiest thing possible, but it will not change a thing, because you need to stand tall and face those people as an advocate for all the people without a voice," he said. 

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After the singer wore her famous meat dress to the 2010 VMAs, she told Ellen DeGeneres that it was a protest against the U.S. military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on sexuality.

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The policy restricted rights for gay soldiers and was overturned in 2011.

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 In response to gospel singer Kim Burrell’s homophobic rant in 2016, Monáe wrote on IG, “I unequivocally repudiate ANY AND ALL hateful comments against the LGBTQ community.”

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When rapper Boosie BadAzz made hateful comments to Lil Nas X over IG Live, the "Industry Baby" singer responded in a now-deleted tweet.

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"A n---a saying he will ‘beat my f---t ass’ is not what we meant by freedom of speech," Lil Nas X wrote.

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Although the Love, Victor star identifies as straight, he revealed to Attitude that when he took on the role of  Victor Salazar, he experienced homophobia.

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“There’s nothing wrong with being gay. That ignorance is often something that’s been passed on from generations prior,” he said.

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 In 2019, the singer responded to footage of a man holding up a homophobic sign with the word "pride" crossed out outside of one of her concerts.

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“i’m so sorry any of my fans had to encounter this. we will do our best to ensure this doesn’t happen again… you are all so celebrated and loved and safe," she tweeted.

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After one of her fans was killed in a hate crime, Cyrus took to Twitter to express her sorrow and stand against hate.

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"To call this disturbing action 'homophobia' would mean that the attacker had a 'fear of' queer people. Which is f---ing bullshit. This humans heart was full of HATE and ANGER," she tweeted.

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