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Find Out Where These 11 Celebs Stand On Homosexuality

Celebrities, just like any of us, have thoughts either for or against homosexuality. Here’s what they had to say…

Eduardo Verastegui

#México !!! #Vaticano !!! #Unidad !!!! #Fortaleza !!! #SeamosHéroes !!!

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“As the law of God says, marriage must be strictly a union between a man and a woman, and the rest is profane.” 

Following his strict Catholic beliefs, celibate actor Eduardo Verastegui, doesn’t approve of it. Are we surprised?

Luis Fonsi

Formal pero no pa' tanto!!! #PacmanCufflinks

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“Hooray for equality #lovewins #loveALWAYSwins”

After the Supreme Court’s ruling for marriage equality, Luis Fonsi was clearly in favor of same sex love.

Vicente Fernández

¡Saludos a todos! Descansen mucho el fin de semana.

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“I think that they are human beings who did not ask to be born that way and we have to watch what we say because sooner or later we can end up biting our own tongue because we’ll have grandchildren, great-grandchildren and you never know how they’ll turn out.”

This is one of the sweetest things Vicente Fernández has said outside of his rancheras.

Alejandra Guzmán

De cuento…

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“I’m going to the gay pride [parade] and I love it because there will be a lot of crazy ones having fun. For me it’s a dream come true. It’s things like these that get you excited about getting ahead in other countries.”

La reina del rock, Alejandra Guzmán, knows supporting gay rights also makes for a sick party.

Gloria Trevi

Me gusto esta composición q hicieron ustedes??????

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“Love must be free and there should be protection for couples, it doesn’t matter what their sexual orientation is,” she said. “Every person chooses their love and there must be protection for your partner.”

Gloria Trevi highlights a crucial pillar of equality, protection for partners. #TreviForPrez

Yuri

Grabando!… #tourinvencible2016 @makeupbyerickh

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“Maybe I do not agree. Maybe within my faith, there’s something that stops me, but that does not mean I do not love them.”

We get it Yuri, you’re trying to play nice, but denying basic human rights to your main audience might not be the smartest career move.

Paulina Rubio

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“Let’s all get married. There is nothing more beautiful than two people who mutually love each other and want to get married. This does not mean that marriage is for everyone, but love is.”

This pop princess knows that at the end of the day, the most important thing is love and that deserves a celebration.

Jorge Ramos

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“The decision of the Supreme Court (a pro-gay decision) is a defeat for those who judge and want to get in the bed of others.”

Slay, Jorge.

Eva Longoria

PDA? More like PDG! Surprising my love on Vday with a Public Display of @GODIVA this year. #LoveGODIVA #GODIVAPartner

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“This is an incredible day in the history of civil rights in America. I applaud President @BarackObama and all he has done for LGBT Americans. #Equality”

Gaby Solis loved the gays and so does Eva.

Sofia Vergara

Gracias @verawanggang @davidwebbjewels ❤️❤️❤️❤️????#sagawards2016

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“We should all be tolerant and respectful of people’s sexuality. We have to appreciate each other’s differences and accept people who have the courage to accept themselves. That’s beautiful.”

Sofia Vergara can see the beauty in diversity and that, girl, is beautiful.

Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna

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“The vote for the civil-unions law was a vote in favor of liberty, social equality and the strength of civil society.”

Both Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal were part of a campaign supporting civil unions in Mexico. These two support with campaigns and movie roles. Remember “Milk” and “Bad Education”?

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The Cast of ‘Glee’ Along With Demi Lovato Paid Tribute to Naya Rivera At the GLAAD Awards

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The Cast of ‘Glee’ Along With Demi Lovato Paid Tribute to Naya Rivera At the GLAAD Awards

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On Thursday, the cast of “Glee” paid tribute to Naya Rivera at the GLAAD Media Awards. Rivera was a once-in-a-lifetime talent the touched so many lives personally and through the screen while she was alive. But perhaps none of Naya’s roles were as impactful as Santana Lopez was.

This year, GLAAD decided to take time to honor the impact Naya Rivera had on LGBTQ representation onscreen.

During a time when LGBTQ represenation onscreen was rare, Santana Lopez was groundbreaking for being both queer and Latina. Santana went from a shut-off closeted cheerleader to an out-and-proud lesbian woman. This was a story arc many queer kids had never seen before.

Demi Lovato introduced the cast of “Glee” with a touching speech. She described how honored she was (and still is) to have played Santana’s girlfriend, Dani, on the show.

“I don’t have to tell you that this year was a tough, tough year,” Lovato said. “A particular moment of heartbreak stands out for me: losing my friend Naya Rivera. I will always cherish the chance I got to play Naya’s girlfriend, Dani, on ‘Glee.’”

“The character Naya played, Santana Lopez, was groundbreaking for closeted queer girls — like I was at the time,” she went on. “And her ambition and accomplishments inspired Latina women all over the world.”

Then, dozens of former “Glee” cast members gathered via Zoom to pay tribute to Naya Rivera.

The tribute featured former “Glee” actors like Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Chris Colfer, and Kevin McHale. There were also many others.

“Naya would be honored to receive this recognition,” read the statement. “When Naya was told that Santana would be a lesbian she called me to let me know and I asked her how did she feel about that and she said ‘I feel great about it!'”

“This year marks the tenth anniversary that Naya’s character, Santana Lopez, came out on ‘Glee’,” said Dot-Marie Jones, who played Coach Beast on the Fox series.

“Santana basically got disowned by her family. And as alot of us know, that’s a feeling too many LGBTQ kids know too well,” continued Chris Colfer, who played Kurt Hummel.

The loving tribute then ended with a written statement from Naya Rivera’s mother Yolanda Previtire, who couldn’t make it to the call.

“Little did we know that she would impact so many people in the LGBTQ community. Her desire was to always be an advocate to those who did not have a voice.

“She continued: “I don’t believe that she realized how important she was to this world. I am grateful that my eldest daughter helped to change the landscape of how we view and see each other.”

“Her desire was to always be an advocate to those who did not have a voice,” the message read, in part. “I don’t believe that she realized how important she was to this world. I am grateful that my eldest daughter helped to change the landscape of how we view and see each other.”

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Selena Gomez Tells Senate to Pass Equality Act, Credits Gay Community with Launching Her Music Career

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Selena Gomez Tells Senate to Pass Equality Act, Credits Gay Community with Launching Her Music Career

After the Equality Act was recently passed in the House, Selena Gomez is now telling the Senate to pass the bill that would give added federal protections to the LGBTQ+ community. The Mexican-American pop star also talked about her history with the gay community and how they helped support her music career.

The Equality Act would extend protections from the Civil Rights Act to the LGBTQ+ community.

The Equality Act was first introduced in 2015. The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to extend protections against discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity when it came to employment, housing, education, and other public and federal accommodations. In 2019, the Senate under President Donald Trump refused to vote on the bill.

The Equality Act recently passed through the House and now Gomez wants the Senate to pass it as well.

In February, the Equality Act was reintroduced to the House of Representatives. The bill passed through the House for a second time on Feb. 25. In a recent interview with the Recording Academy, the institution that hosts the Grammy Awards, Gomez is telling the Senate to vote on the bill this time and pass it through.

“We’ve come a long way in the last 10 years, but we have so much further to go,” Gomez said about the progress of LGBTQ+ rights in the country. “The Senate must pass the Equality Act. It’s absurd that this is even being debated in 2021.”

Gomez says the gay community helped support her 2009 breakthrough hit “Naturally.”

While Gomez was promoting her Latin music EP Revelación, she also revisited a few of her past hits. In 2009, she launched her music career with her band The Scene. Later that year, Gomez got her first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her breakthrough smash “Naturally.” While talking about her relationship with the gay community, she says they were the first ones to show that song love.

“Earlier you mentioned my song ‘Naturally’ and I remember when it was released, it truly started getting played in the gay bars before anywhere else,” she said. “I would hear from older friends that they heard when they went out. I was so jealous that I was too young to be out and dancing to it with everyone. The LGBTQ+ community has been there for me and I don’t take them for granted.”

The Equality Act is waiting to be debated by the Senate. This is Gomez’s first time speaking in support of the bill. Last year, she launched the Black Equality Fund to support groups like the Movement for Black Lives.  In March, she also asked for the Senate to pass the People Act.

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