Growing up is difficult for any kid. It can be especially difficult if you’re growing up with a gay parent before the year 2000. Thankfully, attitudes towards the LGBTQ community have changed in recent years, and having two moms or two dads isn’t too strange in a lot of American cities. These celebrities grew up in a time when people weren’t as accepting.
Keep reading to find out which of your favorite celebrities grew up with an LGBTQ+ parent.
Jay Z said that he cried when his mom, Gloria Carter, finally came out to him. Jay Z raps about that moment in the song “Smile” on his 2017 album, 4:44.
The song goes, “Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian/Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian… Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate/Society shame and the pain was to much to take.” Jay Z is a proud supporter of the LGBT community.