Animal Rights #Pride: These Queer Celebs Are Loud for Animals

For vegan people nestled under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, “coming out” conversations are a part of life—whether they’re about who we love or what we eat. While often intimidating, these interactions can drive us to find new strength within ourselves and develop a deeper sense of compassion and understanding for others—both humans and animals. Our own struggles as queer vegans can make it easier to empathize with those who are stigmatized or marginalized.

Many of us have also learned that we may have to seek out or even create a community when it doesn’t already exist around us. This Pride month—and always—be loud. As animal advocates, we already know that we must #NeverBeSilent in the face of oppression, but we must also be loud enough that everyone who hasn’t yet found the courage to come out can hear our words and find power in them. Queer celebs and influencers inspire people around the world to live their truth openly, and a growing number of them are speaking up for animal rights.

These LGBTQ+ Celebs Are Proud to Speak Out for Animals

Read on to see which of your favorite LGBTQ+ celebs are also proud vegans:

Alan Cumming

Ruby Rose

Niecy Nash

Francesca Farago

Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro© Getty Images for PETA

Julio Torres

Gottmik

Jason Mraz

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Mike White

Mike White© Getty Images for PETA

Courtney Act


We can’t choose our sexuality, but every day, we can make choices that help others who are suffering. Getting involved for animals in your community can also be a great way to meet new, like-minded friends and allies. Together, we can break down barriers and make the world a safer place for those who are bullied and beaten just for being different.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind