"Wrecking Ball" singer Miley Cyrus made headlines today after tweeting and Instagramming a photo of herself wearing a Marc by Marc Jacobs pro-same sex marriage t-shirt that reads, "I pay my taxes. I want my rights."
While the twerking and tongue-wagging young celebrity (whose aforementioned video broke YouTube/Vevo's most viewed record with 12.3 million views in the first 24 hours) is often in the news, there are advantages to notoriety, as she used her sizable soapbox of 16 million Twitter and 8 million Instagram followers to speak out about a cause that is also getting a lot of buzz this year.
She's not the only one to use their social platforms to voice their support—take a look at other celebs who have stood up for the fight for equality below.
Much to celebrate in 2012! Happy to see so many people at the SF pride parade. Thanks to all the people working hard today and everyday for marriage equality …
Congratulations @NOH8campaign @adambouska on your 5 year Anniversary! It has been amazing to watch this organization grow and make positive strides towards eq…
I have accomplished a lot in my young career primarily in football and equal rights. My latest and proudest accomplishment is being a business owner in a fiel…
At @HRC and the National Dinner in DC with the incomparable, iconic visionary and human rights trailblazer @gloriasteinem -- WOW!
Today, Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first Supreme Court justice to officiate a gay wedding.
I support LGBT youth and I'm against bullying! Join me in wearing purple today on #SpiritDay 10/17: http://glaad.org/spiritda
Go purple now and stand against bullying for #SpiritDay 10/17. Support LGBT youth! http://glaad.org/spiritday
Good Night! Amazing day with the LA LGBT community & this guy... @BarackObama!
Let's fight for LGBT equality in Russia, ok?
Here we go. Off to the White House for the President's reception for lgbt Americans.
Happy Saturday!!! Equality!!!! Finally!!!
Here's my other #NOH8 pic. Great day for equality. :)
Came out 2 support my friend @WhoopiGoldberg who received @HRC's Ally For Equality Award. Inspiring human being.
Was just at the new shoe floor @Barneysny to support the HRC/marriage equality. #perfectpairs- girl likes to shop what can I say..
Stopped by @AFER to celebrate @BarackObama & Marriage Equality. And pizza.