Gay rights has always been a hot topic of conversation. From Capitol Hill to the local beauty shop, it seems like everyone has an opinion on same-sex marriage and the like. Even in the music industry, artists are speaking out and offering their opinions on what equality for the LGBT community could mean for society and its evolution.

Entertainers from A$AP Rocky to Jay-Z and Beyonce to Nicki Minaj have revealed their standpoint on the matter, proving that although hip-hop has been tagged with a homophobic label, perhaps the genre is growing up. Music is universal, touching fans from all walks of life and these artists want their supporters to know they accept them all, no matter their sexual preference.

In honor of Gay Pride Month, The BoomBox takes a look at some of the hip-hop and R&B stars who support equal rights for all.

Check Out 10 Stars Supporting Gay Rights

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