When it comes to backing a particular political candidate or party, celebrities have a couple of advantages over the average citizen. Not only do they often have a platform, like a talk show, television appearance or magazine cover story, with which they can easily and widely disseminate their view points, but they also have a ton of cash to donate to their choice cause or politician.
Just as the election season comes to a full boil, we've rounded up a slideshow of 20 LGBT celebrities who have dropped some big bucks or attended fundraisers in hopes of seeing their preferred candidate elected. Have a look below and then sound off on how you feel about the relationship between Hollywood and Washington D.C. -- is it a good thing or a bad combination?
HuffPost Live will be taking a comprehensive look at the corrupting influence of money on our politics Sept. 6 from 12-4 p.m. EDT and 6-10 p.m. EDT. Click here to check it out -- and join the conversation.