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As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.
~By Antony Sher ~


Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep.
~By Matthew Henry ~


But it's amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
~By Barack Obama ~


There are millions of gay people in the United States, including well-known celebrities.
~By Mary Cheney ~


I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.
~By Annie Lennox ~


Sooner or later they are going to live in a New York City where gay marriage is not only legal, but it's common and they don't even notice.
~By Anthony Weiner ~


I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto, though it hasn't been very comfortable. Taken together, their limitations cancel each other out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly.
~By Lionel Blue ~


I knew that I was gay, I knew it. I just couldn't see myself as a gay woman, even though that's where my heart was.
~By Portia de Rossi ~


But when I did think about it and looked at the whole package - the producers behind the show, the writers, the cast I would be working with - I would have been a fool to turn it down just because the role for me was another gay role.
~By Sean Hayes ~


I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't.
~By Kurt Cobain ~


In the gay (Catholic) community, it would seem, the maxim is: love the sin and love the sinner, but hate anyone who calls it a sin or him a sinner.
~By Richard John Neuhaus ~


Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That's what I want to do.
~By Erykah Badu ~


I'm trying to appeal to the disenfranchised everybody, not just specifically gay.
~By Sandra Bernhard ~


I've become this sort of icon for the gay community. I don't like the position.
~By Sandra Bernhard ~


I'm open-minded. I don't consider myself gay or hetero, I just am. I've had experiences all over the planet but it always comes down to just me, but I think at this point if I had an ongoing relationship I believe it would be with a man.
~By Dana Plato ~


I can't take on all the worries of the world, you know. I can only talk about being gay and being an actor. I'll have to leave those other battles to somebody else.
~By Ian McKellen ~


I think my election is one of several indications that gay and lesbian folk are being brought more into the center of things. I'd like to think that my election signals my bringing of gay and lesbian folk into the center of the church.
~By Gene Robinson ~


It's only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous.
~By Ian Mckellen ~


It was a pleasure to be a gay eyesore.
~By Lance Loud ~


Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked.
~By Little Richard ~


I extend that to the abortion issue, I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue, I think this is a freedom principle and consistent with the analysis in the economic area as well.
~By William Weld ~


First, I used some of my own experiences and observations from attending a public high school. Secondly, I joined in some Internet chat rooms for gays and lesbians.
~By Ellen Muth ~


If I talk to a girl, it's assumed that I'm having a scene with her. If I don't, then it's assumed that I'm gay.
~By Shahrukh Khan ~


I once had a large gay following, but I ducked into an alleyway and lost him.
~By Emo Philips ~


I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch.
~By Debra Messing ~


Our invisibility is the essence of our oppression. And until we eliminate that invisibility, people are going to be able to perpetuate the lies and myths about gay people.
~By Jean O'Leary ~


I'm an Air force Brat and I've lived all over the world and this country and there were people in my community who were gay - nurses, hairdressers, designers - people who just had a different way about themselves.
~By Pam Grier ~


This record has a lot of influences that I'd love to cover, like Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind and Fire. Maybe I'll do some covers of my major influences during my live show.
~By Jon Secada ~


As for our garments, my Mother did not only delight to see us neat and cleanly, fine and gay, but rich and costly: maintaining us to the heighth of her estate, but not beyond it.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair. That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary, but that wasn't even the issue of the show-the issue was Homer's image changing because he had hair.
~By Dan Castellaneta ~


The Lord is my Shepherd and he knows I'm gay.
~By Troy Perry ~


Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have.
~By Sean O'Casey ~


And I'm in favor of that because I have a gay son, who's a very successful theater designer.
~By Robert MacNeil ~


I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman - I'll kiss a frog if you like.
~By Stephen Fry ~


I don't much care who is gay or straight or married or not. I mostly notice if they are brave enough to confront bigotry.
~By Jasmine Guy ~


I live in a kind of gay bubble. I live in a gay house, I drive a gay car. I eat gay food.
~By Julian Clary ~


As anyone who is gay will confirm, being that way is not something you become, it is a set of emotional and physical responses that just are.
~By Lance Loud ~


It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some sort of leader among gay activists, whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier.
~By Ian Mckellen ~


In my career, there have been three things that were challenging: playing gay; playing a Jewish woman; and playing Chekhov. The scariest part was playing Chekhov!
~By Bernadette Peters ~


We're not thought of in terms of color because we are entertainers. We are there to entertain you not because we are black, white, pink, or green or gay or straight or because we are Catholic or Protestant.
~By Eartha Kitt ~


I am a gay American.
~By James McGreevey ~


The way I approach the character isn't about being gay or straight. It's just about who you love. Gender has very little to do with it.
~By Mia Kirshner ~


I didn't choose the fact that I was gay, but I did choose whether to live my life as a gay woman-that was the terrifying thing for me. Especially being a gay actress.
~By Portia de Rossi ~


It would have been convenient to be gay. Just because of the grooming, the narcissism, stuff like that. But I have this kind of roaring heterosexuality. Traditional, uncomplicated heterosexuality, an almost cliched Robin Askwith thing.
~By Russell Brand ~


I thought they were staring at me because I was gay. But it was because I was on the telly.
~By Julian Clary ~


God did not create gays and lesbians so He could have something to hate!
~By Troy Perry ~


I've never really worked on them. Just once in a while one hits me and makes me laugh. My Al Gore was sort of like a gay Gomer Pyle.
~By Dana Carvey ~


If you are a gay couple living in Alabama, you know one thing: your family has no standing under the law; and it can and will be violated by strangers.
~By Andrew Sullivan ~


If there is a gay uniform, the differences are in how each man coordinates the details: the brand and cut of the jeans, the design of belts and boots, the haircut, the number and size of earrings.
~By Lance Loud ~


I don't judge people by their sexual orientation or the color of their skin, so I find it really hard to identify someone by saying that they're a gay person or a black person or a Jewish person.
~By Diana Ross ~


Everyone has people in their lives that are gay, lesbian or transgender or bisexual. They may not want to admit it, but I guarantee they know somebody.
~By Billie Jean King ~


Here is the real domino theory - gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
~By Anna Quindlen ~


If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn't mean I'm gay.
~By Leonardo DiCaprio ~


I couldn't care less if someone is gay or straight.
~By Judith Light ~


I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.
~By Mark Haddon ~


As I walk around, I have met 70-year-old women who live on the Upper West Side who love the show. And I met a couple in Kansas - a couple of truck drivers who drove around together - who loved it. It's popular all over the place and definitely in the gay community.
~By Lee Tergesen ~


An awful lot of gay pop stars pretend to be straight. I'm going to start a movement of straight pop stars pretending to be gay.
~By Robbie Williams ~


The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live.
~By Sean O'Casey ~


There are people that very strongly identify themselves as gay and then lesbian, and then I think there are a lot of people who are kind of some percentage or some version of that.
~By Michael Stipe ~


In the case of my book, I don't think it's really the coming-out gay novel that everyone really needed, even though it was received as such. The boy is too creepy, he betrays his teacher, the only adult man with whom he's enjoyed a sexual experience, etc.
~By Edmund White ~


I've done the gay, over-the-top guy. I want to jump into another show where I wear pants for the majority of the time.
~By Jai Rodriguez ~


My gayness became quietly accepted and, shock of all shocks, life went on.
~By Lance Loud ~


Rock Hudson let his gay agent marry him off to his secretary because he didn't want people to get the right idea.
~By Anthony Perkins ~


The two hot issues are the gay issue and the abortion issue. These are the two defining issues in the evangelical community these days. I'm sure that these hot buttons will be pushed, time and time again.
~By Tony Campolo ~


I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
~By Audre Lorde ~


Remember that I was out of the closet at the age of sixteen. My parents knew I was gay; I'd had to tell them.
~By Boy George ~


I don't know what would have been worse: If Mira had come home one day to say she was gay or an actress.
~By Paul Sorvino ~


When it comes to two of the big social earthquakes in the last fifty years - which are the gay movement and the women's movement - I think there is a direct line from Kinsey to those.
~By Bill Condon ~


Think about it: Look at the strides of awareness and treatment and tests that women have had with breast cancer, that the gay community has had with AIDS, because they're active and they talk about it.
~By Herbie Mann ~


New Jersey is the first state in the country to agree to treat gay and unmarried couples the same as married couples.
~By Michael Adams ~


I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage.
~By Ed Case ~


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


Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake - you know, to send the right message to kids.
~By Bill Maher ~


Without gay men, I am nothing.
~By Janice Dickinson ~


I'm not convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. Committing yourself to one person is sacred.
~By Natalie Portman ~


We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges.
~By Barack Obama ~


Gay people got a right to be as miserable as everybody else.
~By Chris Rock ~


They probably realized our interview would do more damage to their pro-"gay" piece - rather than help it.
~By Stephen Bennett ~


For as long as the power of America's diversity is diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against people just because they are black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay, we still must overcome.
~By Ron Kind ~


Judy Garland's father was gay. That seems to be the consensus. They left Minnesota and went to California because he got caught with some boy backstage.
~By Judy Davis ~


I notice that students, particularly for gay students, it's too easy to write about my last trick or something. It's not very interesting to the reader.
~By Thom Gunn ~


I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


We've got gays working there. If they can demonstrate long-term relationships, we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages. Gays are productive people. Some fly airplanes, some work in breweries.
~By Pete Coors ~


My mother thought me being gay was a death sentence.
~By Jai Rodriguez ~


Yet through history gays have always dominated religious life and churches.
~By Malcolm Boyd ~


I became the toast of London. A lot of people I met came from these really decadent families where the married men were gay and no one thought anything about it.
~By Robert Mapplethorpe ~


It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience.
~By Bernadette Peters ~


I'm sorry I'm not gay or Jewish, so I don't have a special interest group of journalists that support me.
~By Vincent Gallo ~


I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.
~By Audre Lorde ~


There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it's not as if every gay person is a great creator.
~By Calvin Klein ~


It's not being marketed as a gay show by a gay person. It's just Ellen DeGeneres.
~By Kyan Douglas ~


My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started.
~By Andrew Sullivan ~


Honestly, if the worst these people can say about me is that I'm gay, then I think I'll be fine. I can handle it.
~By Zac Efron ~


I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.
~By Tony Campolo ~


I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are fantastic people and I love hanging out with them. But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I'm gay? I promise you that I very much love women.
~By Ryan Seacrest ~


Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive, is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage. I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means. In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?
~By Ted Olson ~


I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel.
~By Cher ~


I want to make films that make a difference. I want to be out and hope that that will make things better for gay people and for myself. I hope one day I can start to make the kind of projects or be involved with kind of projects that can really make a difference.
~By Jill Bennett ~


What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; love's the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning.
~By Robert Burton ~

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