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Lesbian & Gay Quotes
Lesbian & Gay Quotes

Lesbian & Gay Quotes

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My mother took me to a psychiatrist when I was fifteen because she thought I was a latent homosexual. There was nothing latent about it. ~Amanda Bearse

Let me live my life as I want, for at its end it is I who must die. ~Tigress Luv

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It’s like disapproving of rain. ~Francis Maude

While many minority groups are the target for prejudice… and discrimination… in our society, few persons face this hostility without the support and acceptance of their family as do many gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth. ~Virginia Uribe and Karen Harbeck

If male homosexuals are called “gay,” then female homosexuals should be called “ecstatic.” ~Shelly Roberts

What is ‘normal’ other than our perceived notion of it. And what is acting ‘normal’ other than our pretense to do so as to be considered ‘normal’. Now, normally I wouldn’t be ‘normal’. I mean, who would? ~Amy Birdsong

The one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft we can all declare homosexuality instead of running off to Canada. ~Lorne Bloch

People sometimes think I’m gay because I once played a gay in a movie. It’s funny. Audiences don’t think you’re a murderer if you play a murderer, but they do think you’re gay if you play a gay. ~Perry King

Let my lusts be my ruin, then, since all else is a fake and a mockery. ~Hart Crane

We are not heterosexual, homosexual, nor nonsexual. We are simply sexual. Deal with it. ~Amy Birdsong

Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors always have an obligation to those who will face the same challenges. ~Bob Paris

You know, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender – people are people. ~Judith Light

When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. ~Epitaph of Leonard P. Matlovich, 1988

There’s this illusion that homosexuals have sex and heterosexuals fall in love. That’s completely untrue. Everybody wants to be loved. ~Boy George

Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night. ~Woody Allen

I am very sensitive about that topic – films like Chasing Amy, where Ben Affleck seems to be the cure-all for lesbians, irritate me more than anything, because as a lesbian who passes as straight, I have enough heterosexual men hitting on me. ~Jill Bennett

Jackie Biskupski is running for a seat in the Utah Legislature, and she’s attracting a lot of attention because she’s a lesbian. Her Republican opponent, Dan Alderson, is a staunch Mormon, and is running a negative ad campaign calling her lifestyle abnormal and deviant. His six wives agree. ~Rick Mercer

No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody. ~Rita Mae Brown

There may or may not be a lesbian comedy boom, but there certainly is a lescom circuit. Gay Pride Month, formerly known as June, is like a rolling trade show for us. ~Kate Clinton

I could care less who marries who. After all, do they care about what brand of coffee I keep in my cabinet? ~Amy Birdsong

The Christian Civic League’s effort to invade the privacy and destroy the careers of Maine’s gay and lesbian citizens is an offense of the highest order deserving all of the condemnation I can muster. ~John Baldacci

Some women can’t say the word lesbian… even when their mouth is full of one. ~Kate Clinton

Straight Americans need an education of the heart and soul. They must understand – to begin with – how it can feel to spend years denying your own deepest truths, to sit silently through classes, meals, and church services while people you love toss off remarks that brutalize your soul. ~Bruce Bawer

The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. ~Charles R. Brown

God made us who we are. So did science. Therefore, no explanation should be demanded of us for who we are. ~Amy Birdsong

I can’t help looking gay. I put on a dress and people say, “Who’s the dyke in the dress?” ~Karen Ripley

My father taught me one thing. My mother taught me all the rest. ~Amy Birdsong

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I’m giving them my share. ~Rita Mae Brown

I tell them that I’m a lesbian but doesn’t seem to matter to them – they see in the media is that we haven’t met the right guy yet, or that we’ve been raped or abused by our daddies and we’re just waiting for Mr. Right to come sweep us off our feet, and I’m really tired of seeing that. ~Jill Bennett

If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work: “Hello. Can’t work today, still queer.” ~Robin Tyler

War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? ~The Value of Families

I am reminded of a colleague who reiterated “all my homosexual patients are quite sick” – to which I finally replied “so are all my heterosexual patients.” ~Ernest van den Haag, Psychotherapist

Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay… Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told. ~Chastity Bono

Who could possibly know me better as a woman, than another woman? Men just don’t have a clue. They are too one dimensional – themselves being that one dimension. ~Amy Birdsong

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines

Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. ~James Baldwin

There is so much work to be done to treat gays and lesbians and gay and lesbian couples with the respect that they’re entitled to. They deserve, in my judgment, partnership benefits. They deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to adoption and immigration. ~John Edwards

Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now supports the ban on gay marriages. I’m telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton. ~David Letterman

Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people. ~Martina Navratilova

Not all of our life’s choices are optional. Sometimes we lean in the direction of our own tower, in order not to crumble and fall. ~Amy Birdsong

Lesbian Ninjas: first they kick ass, and then they lick ass. ~Graham Hill

I never thought to myself, I’m going to grow up and fall in love with a man or I’m going to fall in love with a woman because my mother is a lesbian. ~Ally Sheedy

Why can’t they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, “Who’d you call a faggot?” ~John Stewart

I’ve never worked where it was hard to be gay. Besides, being gay is a spectacular irrelevance to getting on with your life. ~Clive Barker

What are you trying to protect heterosexual marriages from? There isn’t a limited amount of love in Iowa. It isn’t a non-renewable resource. If Amy and Barbara or Mike and Steve love each other, it doesn’t mean that John and Mary can’t. ~Ed Fallon

My cousin is an agoraphobic homosexual, which makes it kind of hard for him to come out of the closet. ~Bill Kelly

Tom Cruise’s attorney said he is going to sue anyone who claims he is gay. In a related story, Ricky Martin’s attorney has been hospitalized for exhaustion. ~Conan O’Brien

The angry lesbian stereotype is true – I’m one of them – but underneath that there is fun and frolic and we need to show that a little bit more now. ~Jill Bennett

I love the feel of a woman’s skin. I think it all started when as a child I would kiss my mother’s soft, velvety cheek good night. Find me a man with a woman’s skin and I might become heterosexual. No, on second thought, I wouldn’t. ~ and He knows I’m gay. ~Reverend Troy Perry

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. ~Johann von Goethe

I’ve met very few dumb gay guys. It takes some intelligence and insight to figure out you’re gay and then a tremendous amount of balls to live it and live it proudly. ~Jason Bateman

Jesse Helms and Newt Gingrich were shaking hands congratulating themselves on the introduction of an antigay bill in Congress. If it passes, they won’t be able to shake hands, because it will then be illegal for a prick to touch an asshole. ~Judy Carter

If you were as I and I were as you, who would we be? ~ Amy Birdsong

If I see one more like willy-nilly straight girl running around with her long fingernails and high heel shoes trying to be gay.. Not to say that there aren’t lesbians that are that way, but it’s frustrating when that’s all you see on film. ~Jill Bennett

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~Havelock Ellis

If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? ~Joe Namath

I used to treat those who did me wrong with disdain and unacceptance. I was afraid that if I were to treat them nicely it would mean that I was giving them the ‘go-ahead’, ‘thumbs-up’, to hurt me again. Little did I know that I was only reaffirming that their choice to hurt me to begin with was the right choice. ~Tigress Luv

Because I write about gay sex, straight readers often feel discomfort. I am asking them to realize that the connection between two men is equivalent to the one between partners of different sexes. ~John Barton

To hear two American men congratulating each other on being heterosexual is one of the most chilling experiences – and unique to the United States. You don’t hear two Italians sitting around complimenting each other because they actually like to go to bed with women. The American is hysterical about his manhood. ~Gore Vidal

Bullies lie everywhere. Especially in court. ~Amy Birdsong

There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats. ~Elton John

I just met Eddie Izzard the other day; I realized he’s probably the perfect guy for me. He’s a straight guy but he’s a lesbian. He’s an action transvestite. ~Gina Gershon

I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay. ~Lionel Blue

I’m a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being… by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant. ~Paul Newman

If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. ~ Unknown Origin

The diagnosis of homosexuality as a “disorder” is a contributing factor to the pathology of those homosexuals who do become mentally ill…. Nothing is more likely to make you sick than being constantly told that you are sick. ~Ronald Gold

They say that hardened bikers and tough cops are just the resulting adults sprung from a childhood of being belittled and bullied. I disagree. It is the gays and lesbians. No stronger souls exist in this world today. ~Amy Birdsong

Many believe that sexual identity is a learned response, a charge too often made against gay men and lesbians about their sexual orientation. ~John Barton

By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy. ~Jason Bateman

I worry that somewhere, some late-blooming lesbian will postpone coming out because she doesn’t think she can do well on Larry King. ~Kate Clinton

God made our arms just long enough to embrace ourselves: go ahead, try it – nobody’s watching. ~Tigress Luv

It’s hard enough to be taken seriously in the struggle for gay rights without having a bunch of straight girls running around kissing each other to get the attention of boys and videocameras. ~M. Robin D’Antan

We can give our dogs a wedding and it’ll make the local news as being ‘cute’, but two-loving people wedding is considered ugly if they aren’t man and woman. ~Amy Birdsong

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision. ~Lynn Lavner

Negative feelings are nocturnal animals. They only dwell in the darkest of places. ~Tigress Luv

Every now and then we need to stir the pot, otherwise the world would get too Norman Rockwellish. ~Amy Birdsong Last year, at a college Pride celebration, I was introduced by the co-chair as a Stonehenge lesbian. In an odd way the label fit. ~Kate Clinton

When I was young, I played with girls. Now, as an adult, I only wish I could. ~Amy Birdsong

To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying “Amen” to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Well, actually, I’m a bisexual lesbian in a man’s body… but it’s more complicated than that. ~Tony Parker

Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.~ Rita Mae Brown

People who can’t think of anything else but whether the person you love is indented or convex should be doomed not to think of anything else but that, and so miss the other ninety-five percent of life. ~Robert Towne

As a standup, I try to change the world. As an entertainer, I try to entertain. And as a lesbian, I try to pick up the prettiest girl in the room. ~Lea DeLaria

Marriage hasn’t been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out! ~Ben Affleck

Gay marriage? With unprotected borders, rampant road-rage, and high schools made up of gangstas instead of children, who really cares if two peaceful, loving souls want to be united by the blessing of God? ~Amy Birdsong

We can make sexual orientation a non-issue for the Republican Party, and we can help achieve equality for all gay and lesbian Americans. ~Mary Cheney

If I have to be ‘perfect’ to be accepted by society, then I’d rather just go dig a hole somewhere and hide inside. Perfect is an impossible state. ~Amy Birdsong

The most important political step that any gay man or lesbian can take is to come out of the closet. It’s been proven that it is easier to hate us and to fear us if you can’t see us. ~Amanda Bearse

I get sick of listening to straight people complain about, “Well, hey, we don’t have a heterosexual-pride day, why do you need a gay-pride day?” I remember when I was a kid I’d always ask my mom: “Why don’t we have a Kid’s Day? We have a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, but why don’t we have a Kid’s Day?” My mom would always say, “Every day is Kid’s Day.” To all those heterosexuals that bitch about gay pride, I say the same thing: Every day is heterosexual-pride day! Can’t you people enjoy your banquet and not piss on those of us enjoying our crumbs over here in the corner? ~Rob Nash

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524

I’d rather be black than gay because when you’re black you don’t have to tell your mother. ~Charles Pierce

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