Editor’s note: This list was originally published in June 2018 and has been updated accordingly, including a variety of new additions and updated credits.
With LGBTQ+ stories more popular than ever in Hollywood, it’s important to celebrate the next generation of out-and-proud acting talents.
Some of these performers have been around for decades, fighting the good fight before it was cool or hip to do so. Some may be newer to Hollywood, but are using their platforms to speak up for LGBTQ rights. Get to know them now.