Many gay celebrities have tied the knot. Some raise children. Think Neal Patrick Harris. Melissa Etheridge. Whether the following gay celebrities ever decide to add kids to their family, it is fun to consider these celebrities as parents. Read on to see if your favorite LGBT childless celebrity made the final cut.
Ellen DeGeneres. Who wouldn't be interested in seeing the offspring of America's favorite female comedianne? Besides cracking us up daily with her crazy humor, practical jokes, and dance moves on "The Ellen DeGeneres" show, DeGeneres has proved that she has the resilience and fortitude of Joan of Arc. DeGeneres was the celebrity who had the difficult job of hosting the Emmy Awards show, shortly after the 9/11 tragedy in New York City. It earned her a standing ovation. After Ellen came out as gay in 1997, her show was canceled. Her ex-girlfriend Anne Heche walked out on her unexpectedly. Besides all those actions that display DeGeneres' tenacity, she is also a strong advocate against bullying, loves animals, and can act. Chances are, Ellen DeGeneres would be a fun and energetic mother. Can you imagine DeGeneres' child delivering 100 pizzas to DeGeneres onstage, while Mom is hosting the Oscars?
Michael Sam. This St. Louis Rams player has courage and bravery written all over him. The first openly gay NFL player in the history of the game, Michael Sam is a model to gay teenagers and adults everywhere. When Sam was drafted this past May, he did not shy away from his love for his partner, sharing a public kiss with his significant other. In spite of criticism about the kiss, Sam continued to be himself and did not apologize or bow down to homophobes. Yesterday, Sam accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs. Offering words of wisdom, Sam explained how his friend's gay sister decided not to commit suicide because of Sam. Sam's example instilled her with some much needed hope. A gay advocate and strong defensive end, Sam's kid is sure to be born into a supportive, loving family. Said Sam in his acceptance speech, "And finally to anyone out there, especially young people, who are feeling like they don't fit in and will never be accepted, please know this. Great things can happen when you have the courage to be yourself."
Leisha Hailey. The creativity bug just runs through Leisha Hailey's blood. For six years, we watched Hailey play the bubbly and bold Alice Pieszecki on the "L-Word." However, acting is not the only talent that Hailey possesses. Once singing for The Murmurs, she now makes beautiful music with the group Un Huh Her. Besides starting a record company and serving as a spokesperson for Olivia Cruises, Hailey has supported the LGBT community, speaking at various gay pride parades throughout the country, including Buffalo, New York. Hailey has decent taste in women, having dated musician k.d. Lang for five years. If Hailey does decide to have a child, you can bet that her kid will probably be playing the guitar at age 5, writing scripts in kindergarten, or doing funny impressions of Kate Moennig at family gatherings.
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