Pride Month is in effect, and advancing the causes of the LGBT community isn't just for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender folks. Tons of celebs have declared themselves "allies" of their LGBT brothers and sisters and are speaking out for others in the straight community to do the same.
We talked to Power star Naturi Naughton, Whoopi Goldberg and many more about what it means to be an ally. Naughton spoke passionately about advocating for HIV awareness, while Elle Varner believes "people should be treated equally, regardless of our gender, sexuality or race."
Eva Marcille tells us, "[the LGBT] community is our community. We are all each other's family, friends and neighbors," while Brandy breaks it down into one simple statement: "love is love." Amen, sisters.
See what these famous allies have to say about supporting LGBT rights below:
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