10 Latino Celebs Who Openly Support The Gay Community

It's been a proactive and encouraging summer for ally Latinos who support the gay community.

Howie Dorough and the Backstreet Boys preformed in a famous gay club during Pride and included positive nod to gay marriage in a new music video; Jennifer Lopez's hit show, The Fosters, focuses around a same-sex household; and Naya Rivera continues to grow as a new gay icon for the younger generation.

These celebs are just a few that we've gathered who have openly shown love for the LGBT community over the years.

1. Gay Community Supporters: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez always has her gay fans in mind working on a new album she told The Advocate. From preforming at LGBT events to playing a lesbian in Gigli, she's now taken including the gay community in project of hers  a step further by producing ABC's The Fosters. The 44 year-old Puerto Rican revealed that inspiration for the show, about a lesbian couple in a diverse household, was inspired by her gay aunt who passed away from cancer.

2. Gay Community Supporters: Howie Dorough

Howie Dorough

Backstreet's fully back together, celebrating 20 years of when they first formed and support for the LGBT community. The 39-year-old part-Puerto Rican, a husband and father who recently welcomed his second child, joined his BSB boys and their new age counterparts, The Wanted, for a Pride concert in London's famous G-A-Y club. BSB's latest video for "In a World Like This" gives nod to gay marriage by featuring a clip of two men getting married.

3. Gay Community Supporters: Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera

Known for her portrayal of the teen lesbian with the sharpest tongue on Glee,  Naya Rivera is just as much as involved with the gay community as Santana Lopez is on the show, being somewhat of a gay icon. She told Latina last year that she gets so many tweets a day from people thanking her for her role, and saying how Santana has changed their lives, enabling them to come out. The 26-year-old part-Puerto Rican hosted two GLAAD Media Awards events in a row the past few years, among the many events and organizations she supports.

4. Gay Community Supporters: America Ferrera

America Ferrera

America Ferrera is so much like her character on Ugly Betty, it's no shocker that she too would be a proponent for love and equality. The 29-year-old Houdran, and fellow Latino Ugly Betty co-stars, Tony Plana and Ana Ortiz, starred in a PSA to urge Latino Californians to vote "no" on the notorious Prop 8 She tweeted joy of the progress made on marriage equality when both Prop 8 and Doma were overturned.

5. Gay Community Supporters: Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias

The 28-year-old Spaniard has been a longtime supporter of the community. even before his fellow sexy Latino musician, Ricky Martin, came out. Enrique Iglesias has  serenaded gay fans on stage (and also has made supportive remarks during them), performed at gay clubs, supports causes ( and even has said he admires some his gay friends relationships.

6. Gay Community Supporters: Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

When she's not on Modern Family or filming for one her latest movies, the Colombiana (41) can be found supporting the LGBT community either an event or through public message. A couple years ago she recorded a PSA for GLAAD's "Be An Ally and a Friend" campaign, which she delivered in her native tongue for the Latino community. She told The Advocate why she shot it: "We should all be tolerant and respectful of people’s sexuality. We have to appreciate each other’s differences and accept people who have the courage to accept themselves. That’s beautiful."

7. Gay Community Supporters: Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez

Before Naya's Santana, we were given Dr. Callie Torres on Grey's Anatomy, who's coming out story brought Sara Ramirez her first ALMA Award nom. The part-Mexican 37-year-old reaffirmed her support for LGBT right to Latina earlier this year: ""I’m always going to support the LGBT community and equal rights for the LGBT community. That’s going to be with me ‘till the day I die and beyond. I mean, that’s just what it is! And thank God I have a life partner [husband Ryan Debolt] who just wants nothing more than to stand by my side and support me in that." 

8. Gay Community Supporters: Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

As a supporter of President Barrack Obama, when he announced his support of same-sex marriage, Eva Longoria was overwhelmed with joy. The 38-year-old tweeted out ""This is an incredible day in the history of civil rights in America. I applaud President @BarackObama and all he has done for LGBT Americans. #Equality". Along with supporting the community here in the states, she supports equality internationally. She recently took part in French campaign about love, posing as a faux lesbian in a photo for the campaign. 

9. Gay Community Supporters: Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

As a supporter of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Rosario Dawson takes part of its Stay Close campaign, as a highlighted celebrity who is close to her or her LGBT family member(s) to inspire support in others. Her participation in the campaign was inspired by her closeness to Uncle Frank and his partner Vincenzo; she lived with the couple as a teenager in New York. The 34-year-old part-Puerto Rican recently became an HRC member, and spoke with Latina last summer and said whenever she has kids in the future, she'll be focusing on "trying to make the world a better place for my baby."

10. Gay Community Supporters: Snooki

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi

Snooki loves the gay community so much that she's praying to have a gay little boy one day.  The 25-year-old Chilean has recently been on full support for the community. Following posing for the NOH8 campaign, she's gone to attend and host LGBT events, stuck up for gay rights on air, and commended President Barack Obama for supporting same-sex marriage. She's stated her support comes from having a lot of friends who are gay.