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5 quotes from celebs about how to be a good friend and ally. So much real talk.

Isn't it amazing when famous people understand the reach they have and use it for good?

Oh, celebrities. We love 'em, we hate 'em, we love to hate 'em. But regardless of how the media feels about today's hottest celebs, they are in a unique position. Why? 'Cause no matter what they're talking about, celebs have thousands of people hanging on their every word. Sooo ... how about they put that fame to good use and talk about something important?

Bingo! Here are five celebs who are using their fame to speak out about something important:


What advice would you give to LGBTQ youth and their friends?

1. Ingrid Michaelson, musician

2. Lena Dunham, actress

3. Wyatt Cenac, comedian


4. Brian Rosenworcel, musician

5. Jack Antonoff, musician

Interested in checking out the rest? There are 10 of these videos total, and they're all well worth a watch.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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