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Celebrities with gay family members are often proud to speak out and share their support for their LGBT loved ones. Many a-listers have even become LBGT activists in order to combat the negativity and prejudice faced by their homosexual relatives. Discover ten stars who have shared their personal stories about their gay, lesbian and transgender family members.

1. Amy Adams

The Man of Steel actress opened up in an interview about her childhood. Adams admitted that her Mormon parents divorced when she was only 11 years old because her mother was supposedly a lesbian. Amy’s mother, Kathryn, took up body building and moved in with another woman who was reportedly her lover. Adams went to live with family friends following the divorce.

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2. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway’s brother, Michael is openly gay and the actress says his coming out in 2010 convinced her family to convert to episcopalianism. Hathaway, whose family was originally of Catholic faith, said, “Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother? So I’m . . . nothing.”

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