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.

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Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has continued to shed light the issues facing the trans community, from transphobia to what makes a beautiful trans women.

She recently told everyone at the Grammys to google Gavin Grimm, and found time to slay as Beyoncé on Lip Sync Battle.

The model-turned-actress-turned role model broke through into the mainstream after her appearance as Stella on Orange Is The New Black.

Since then, she has talked about feeling empowered by her sexuality and how she considered gender reassignment surgery when she was younger.

She also dissented to President Trump in the sassiest way possible back in November, wearing her famed “dissenting collar.” Christian rock star Vicky Beeching came out as gay in 2014.

She continues to discuss the struggles she experienced with her sexuality, as well as the challenges faced by religious members of the LGBT community, and campaigns for more LGBT rights in the Church.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.She reacted to their break-up with dignity, and won sole custody of their six children.She then continued being a beacon of hope, saying the American people were “bigger than any President.” The popular TV host and LGBT advocate has talked about the fear she felt before coming out.“I didn’t think I was going to come out, period…I didn’t think I’d be coming out on a show, ever.” Over the past year, she has banned a homophobic singer from her show, surprised an Orlando shooting survivor with Katy Perry, and even made George W Bush seem almost human.