There are tons of actors, actresses and singers out there who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and we often talk about the importance of representing these stars in Hollywood. But one doesn’t necessarily have to be queer to be an ally of the world. Some famous folks stand up for non-straight people’s rights because — duh — it’s the right thing to do, and others have a bit of a deeper connection to protecting those who are homosexual — their siblings.
The following is a list of male celebrities who, as far as we know, identify as heterosexual, and have a brother who identifies as gay. Some of them speak publicly about their sibling’s sexuality as a way to show support to the community, and others just let that detail remain minor because it really is no big deal and should, at this point, be seen as normal.
Not too long ago, Teen Wolf's Charlie Carver (Max's brother) came out as gay on Instagram. He revealed his sexuality to the public on Instagram saying, "Let the record show this — I self-identify as gay."
While he also confirmed that his twin "is just as cool for being straight," we're sure Max loves that his sibling can now be his authentic self 24/7.
Captain America's Chris Evans has a brother named Scott, but you probably already knew that... because he's best known for his role on the hit soap opera One Life to Live!
Scott is openly gay and he and the actor have THE BEST sibling/BFF relationship ever. If you don't believe us, watch their appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — it's downright adorable.
This Maroon 5 frontman has a brother named Michael who he revealed is gay in a 2011 interview with Out magazine. Adam's sibling was apparently very unhappy that his sexuality was publicly discussed without his permission, but has since forgiven his older bro.
The youngest of the Kwanten siblings, Lloyd, isn't interested in fame, but is just as supportive of this True Blood actor's career as Ryan is of his sexuality. The two are extremely close — the 40-year-old has publicly expressed his appreciation for his brother's decision to come out as gay, saying it changed them both for the better.
It's long been known that Colin Farrell has a gay brother named Eamon. The two are extremely close, and the actor's sibling can be seen accompanying his younger brother to red carpet events and parties on the reg.
The 41-year-old participated in an anti-bullying campaign where he called his big bro "a testament to the kaleidoscope and diversity of this beautiful world."
Jordan and Jonathan Knight are not only brothers, but they're also both member of New Kids on the Block. The band rose to fame back in 1984, but the 47-year-old's older sibling didn't come out as gay until 2011.
"I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay," Jonathan said in a statement on the group's website. "Apparently the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption, 'I am gay.' I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected!"
When comedian Tom Arnold's brother, Chris, first came out as gay, the celebrity was scared — their family lived in a small town in Iowa, and Tom was afraid that people wouldn't be supportive of his sibling's sexuality. Luckily, when Chris went home to Iowa with his boyfriend, the 58-year-old's fears vanished — they were both welcomed with open arms.