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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 ~


I've just found out there are pages on the internet dedicated to whether I'm gay or not.
~By Matthew Perry ~


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


The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late '80s.
~By Neil Tennant ~


It's upsetting that it is such a big deal. I wish it weren't an issue all the time. It's funny that people say it's a departure, because I've been acting since I was a child. I've played three gay roles out of hundreds.
~By Randy Harrison ~


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 ~


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 ~


I have asked the village blacksmith to forge golden chains to tie our ankles together. I have gathered all the gay ribbons in the world to wind around and around and around and around and around and around again around our two waists.
~By Harry Crosby ~


There are enormously gifted Episcopal priests around this church who are gay and lesbian, some of whom are partnered, who would make wonderful bishops and they're going to be nominated and they're going to be elected.
~By Gene Robinson ~


I'm all for guys being butch and guys being men. I identify with that and appreciate that. But if I'm going to stab my gay brother in the back who isn't butch and who maybe acts a little bit more effeminate, what good is that?
~By Kyan Douglas ~


The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!
~By Ricky Martin ~


Who quick be to borrow and slow be to pay, their credit is naught, go they ever so gay.
~By Thomas Tusser ~


Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the "will of the people" goes out the window.
~By Bill Maher ~


Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me.
~By Bette Davis ~


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 ~


The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues. Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue, it's a religious issue.
~By Jim Wallis ~


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 ~


My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom, dignity, and respect.
~By John Fisher ~


To me, celebrity doesn't mean a whole lot unless you're willing to use it. So I wanted to use it in a different way, with my AIDS work, the human rights stuff for the gay and lesbian community and the speaking I do.
~By Judith Light ~


Most people don't know that I am an accomplished dramatic actor... But I've performed in several Shakespeare productions including Hamlet, except in this version, Hamlet lives in an apartment with two women, and has to pretend he's gay so that the landlord won't evict him.
~By John Ritter ~


We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
~By Neil Tennant ~


If a person wants to be publicly gay, they should not be teaching in the public schools.
~By Jim DeMint ~


I don't believe in organized religion - I dealt with them hand in hand, and a whole bunch of Catholic priests tried to molest me. Telling me I was gay and I should go home with them and stuff.
~By Jonathan Davis ~


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 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 ~


People have always said, are you gay? I've had a lot of that. But it's just not in me. I really like women a lot; I'm repulsed by men sexually.
~By Russell Brand ~


I was raised thinking I'd burn in hell for being gay, but I didn't have a choice. It's just who I am.
~By Jai Rodriguez ~


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


Americans don't want cowboys to be gay.
~By Larry McMurtry ~


I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky.
~By Lynda Barry ~


I'm not gay, so I don't know much about Broadway musicals.
~By Norm MacDonald ~


We had this party in New York, and there were a lot of gay men there dressed up as the characters. I showed up just looking like myself, but it was a real case of shame. They looked so fantastic. We could never quite live up to it.
~By Jennifer Saunders ~


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 ~


The gay community just recognizes what their closets are and we straight have to spend years trying to figure out which closet we are trapped in.
~By Judith Light ~


I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
~By Arnold Schwarzenegger ~


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 ~


The gays like 'Project Runway' because it's a fashion, and the gays are into fashion and into design. It's a creative industry, and most of the gays are pretty creative, in general. That's just like the culture. We're not all into politics necessarily. We're more into the creative environment. I also think Heidi is a big draw. The boys love Heidi and think she's so fabulous. I just think it's a glitzy, fun show, and there are also always lots of gay boys on it, and, you know, that's fun.
~By Christian Siriano ~


I want to host a religious show. I'm sure nobody will be wanting the 11 o'clock spot on Sunday morning. I think we should really get some of our own preachers and preach that gay is good. And we'd have a great choir.
~By Kate Clinton ~


I have a wife and a son, but the gay rumors have started. I guess it's a sign that I'm moving up the ladder.
~By Hugh Jackman ~


Just by being out you're doing your part. It's like recycling. You're doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you're doing your part for the gay movement if you're out.
~By Martina Navratilova ~


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


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 ~


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


I graduated from high school in '62 and I didn't know any people who were gay. I'm sure there were people, but I didn't know any. For years and years, I guess, I was very uptight about being a gay actor. I thought it would make me less hirable.
~By John Glover ~


I don't think any gay dude is gangsta, period.
~By Method Man ~


I think the moral majority and religious right have been shrinking and having not quite as loud a voice in America, and all of a sudden people are coming to their own realizations going, 'Joe down the street is gay and he's a great guy.'
~By Jason Priestley ~


All over the country, they're reading about me, and the story doesn't center on me being gay. It's just about a gay person who is doing his job.
~By Harvey Milk ~


People were saying that David Geffen and I had gotten married and it just blew me away. Not that they thought I was gay, but that they thought I could land a guy that hot.
~By Keanu Reeves ~


Homophobia is gay.
~By Frank Iero ~


I'm used to being in the minority. I'm a left-handed gay Jew. I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.
~By Barney Frank ~


I actually feel sorry for people who have a lot of illusions in their head about what gay is. I mean, I know some gay people who are really wonderful people.
~By Richard Chamberlain ~


It wasn't a secret that I was gay. I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school, on the day that I also wrecked the family car.
~By Mary Cheney ~


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 believe very firmly that gay people of every stripe and age should be role models for all children, and that means interacting with them.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


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 ~


I grew up in a family where many of our close friends were gay couples. As well as that, every man goes through a period of thinking they're attracted to another guy.
~By Jake Gyllenhaal ~


Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great.
~By George Weinberg ~


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 ~


I was raised around heterosexuals, as all heterosexuals are, that's where us gay people come from... you heterosexuals.
~By Ellen DeGeneres ~


I have a friend who is around my age, a little younger, and she's gay and came out to her own community when she was younger but not to her family and to the community at large.
~By Laura Innes ~


When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn't fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name.
~By Portia de Rossi ~


I am going to sing lesbian love songs and support gay rights no matter what. The rest is public relations.
~By Jasmine Guy ~


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 ~


I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
~By Kinky Friedman ~


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's kind of a shame that it's even an issue. Not being gay, I can't fully appreciate how complicated that is. In the article, the interviewer asked me, and I said that if I were, I would just say it.
~By Scott Wolf ~


Will isn't a screaming queen - that's Jack's part. They needed someone to play the part for America. It's just not the same as Britain. To have a gay character as a lead is risky.
~By Eric McCormack ~


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 was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one.
~By James Carville ~


I've been a very effective leader in the gay rights movement, though at times I've been controversial.
~By Jean O'Leary ~


Gayness is a non-issue.
~By Sandra Bernhard ~


There are brilliant out lesbians and gay men and bisexuals and transgendered people and heterosexuals keeping the fire of change alive. Not a day goes by when I don't feel grateful to them for their work.
~By Jasmine Guy ~


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


You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not.
~By Adam Sandler ~


I'm straight and I have a lot of gay friends.
~By Laura Innes ~


My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


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


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 ~


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 there is a substantial difference between a gay couple and a childless heterosexual couple, I'm unable to see it.
~By Daniel Keys Moran ~


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 ~


A lot of attention has been going to social values - abortion, gay rights, other divisive issues - but economic values are equally important.
~By Robert Reich ~


Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community - especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends.
~By Malcolm Boyd ~


I'm a very recent convert to the gay scene. I went to a party a couple of years ago and met a very nice man who took me under his wing and started taking me out to clubs. It was a revelation.
~By Matt Lucas ~


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 ~


The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last.
~By Andrew Sullivan ~


The writers have slowly taken the show, with subjects other gay shows have dived right into, slowly. It was over a year before Will even started to date.
~By Sean Hayes ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time.
~By Jasmine Guy ~


Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open, there's little evidence that society has become more open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground.
~By Peter Bart ~


I consider myself gay because at the end of the night, that's who I want to cuddle with. But when I go out, I go to straight clubs.
~By Jai Rodriguez ~


We really got a lot of very conservative gay people. You could look at the figures from the last election and realize that a third of the gay movement voted Republican.
~By Kate Clinton ~


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 ~


My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven't. I am grateful to them for that.
~By George Michael ~


A lot of my friends are club people. It's not me. It's funny to represent that, because it's not me. I don't fit into a gay club setting. It's just ironic that I represent that somehow.
~By Randy Harrison ~


If people are going to complain about stereotyping, it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people.
~By Jason Bateman ~


When I was I younger I didn't want to be gay. Not because I was scared of the sexual thing; I didn't want to be a clone. Now this was in the late '70s.
~By Neil Tennant ~


But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast, amid its gay creation, hues like hers?
~By James Thomson ~

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