Beyoncé, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Reese Witherspoon, and Troye Sivan named as 2018’s Celebs Gone Good

It’s been an interesting year, to say the least. While there are certainly a fair few bad things that have kept our minds stressing, there have also been plenty of good stuff happening too., the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change, announced its 10th annual Celebs Gone Good list, which celebrates stars who have used their influence to change the world in 2018.

Beyoncé used her enormous star power for social change and earned a spot on the Celebs Gone Good list. The Grammy winner continued her mission of good this year, bringing attention to cancer and disease research with her performance at the City of Hope Gala and helped raise funds for the WACOTheater in her home state of Texas.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has been “non-stop” this year, from starring in Mary Poppins Returns to supporting March For Our Lives and When We All Vote. He has also continued to raise money for Hurricane Maria relief by staging Hamilton in Puerto Rico.

Other Celebs Gone Good honorees include Troye Sivan, who raised awareness for LGBTQ+ rights, and Chance The Rapper, who pledged $1 million for mental health services in his hometown of Chicago, earning a spot on the list for the second straight year. Reese Witherspoon made her voice heard by saying #TimesUp standing up for all survivors of sexual harassment and abuse.

The 2018 Celebs Gone Good list:

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Lady Gaga
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
  • Beyoncé
  • Rihanna
  • Simone Biles
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Katie Couric
  • Laverne Cox
  • Ciara
  • Donald Glover
  • Ariana Grande
  • Serena Williams
  • Mandy Moore
  • Michael & Pele Bennett
  • Constance Wu
  • Samantha Bee
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Andy Cohen
  • Beth Behrs
  • Lauren Jauregui
  • Debra Messing
  • Troye Sivan
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Amandla Stenberg
  • Jordan Peele
  • Ava Duvernay

In addition to the Celebs Gone Good list, chose Celebs to Watch in 2019, six young talents who are primed to make a huge social good impact next year. This year’s Celebs to Watch are:

  • Joshua Rush
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Marsai Martin
  • Joel Courtney
  • Elsie Fisher
  • Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

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Written by QWEERIST editor

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