Trailblazers and Trendsetters: The Top 10 LGBTQ+ Icons Shaping Hollywood

Ellen DeGeneres

Came out as gay in 1997 and rebounded with her eponymous talk show in 2003, becoming more influential thereafter.

Laverne Cox

An actress and LGBTQ rights activist known for her groundbreaking role in "Orange Is the New Black" and advocacy work.

Nyle DiMarco

The Deaf model and actor won "America's Next Top Model" and is an activist for both the Deaf community and LGBTQ+ rights.

Indya Moore

Featured on Time Magazine’s Hundred Most Influential People in 2019, Moore is a trans actor known for their role in "Pose."

Sarah Paulson

A Golden Globe-winner who has been openly dating women for years, Paulson is celebrated for her versatility in acting.

Emma Corrin

Gained fame as Diana in "The Crown," Corrin has come out as queer and opened up about their gender identity, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights.

Miley Cyrus

Since her "Hannah Montana" days, Cyrus has been open about her sexuality and advocates for LGBTQ+ rights through her music and platform.

Kate McKinnon

Known for her work on "Saturday Night Live," McKinnon is openly gay and has been celebrated for her comedic talent.

Amber Heard

Openly bisexual, Heard has been vocal about achieving equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community and women.

Elliot Page

Came out as transgender in December 2020, Page has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and visibility in Hollywood.