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8. Alison Bechdel

When acclaimed cartoonist/author Alison Bechdel sent a letter to tell her parents that she’s gay, it prompted her father to also come out. She wrote a book about the experience titled Fun Home, which became a Tony Award-winning musical.

The next father was forced to hide his sexual preference for work purposes.

7. Liza Minnelli

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Liza Minnelli’s father Vincente was openly gay before he arrived in Hollywood, but he was pressured into hiding his sexuality from the suits because it would’ve affected his work. It has been reported that he simply described himself as bisexual. He had two children from his four marriages.
6. Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker got the inspiration to become a writer from her openly gay mother Alice, who is best known as the author of The Color Purple. The Los Angeles, California resident, who is bisexual, is the author of several acclaimed books, including 2007’s Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence.

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The next star wished their parent publicly came out like they originally wanted.

5. Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave and the rest of her siblings knew their father Michael was bisexual. The iconic actor wanted to announce his sexuality in an autobiography but decided to cut that part out of the final product. His son Corin wrote about it in his memoir titled Michael Redgrave – My Father.

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4. 50 Cent

Growing up, 50 Cent lived with his bisexual mother until her death. In the song “Hate It Or Love It,” the rapper briefly explained this situation with the lyric “comin up I was confused, my mama kissin’ a girl.” He was one of the most vocal celebrities supporting Barack Obama for his goal of making same sex marriage legal across the United States.

The following Oscar-winning star grew up with two lesbians in the household.

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