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Accepting Being Gay Quotes


"By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy." - Jane Roberts

"One of the most exiting things about being pregnant is that I just am accepting the complete unknown; it's a complete mystery and miracle." - Natalie Portman

"Like being a woman, like being a racial religious tribal or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights." - Hillary Clinton

"The things you learn from sports - setting goals, being part of a team, confidence - that's invaluable. It's not about trophies and ribbons. It's about being on time for practice, accepting challenges and being fearful of the elements." - Summer Sanders

"[The blame for the future 'plight of civilization] must rest on scientific men, equally with others, for being incapable of accepting the responsibility for the profound social upheavals which their own work primarily has brought about in human relationships." - Frederick Soddy

"Being gay is immutable." - Andrew Solomon

"Loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves." - Ellen Page

"Abstract reason, formerly the servant of practical human reasons, has everywhere become its master, and denies poetry any excuse for existence. Though philosophers like to define poetry as irrational fancy, for us it is practical, humorous, reasonable way of being ourselves. Of never acquiescing in a fraud; of never accepting the secondary-rate in poetry, painting, music, love, friends. Of safeguarding our poetic institutions against the encroachments of mechanized, insensate, inhumane, abstract rationality." - Robert Graves

"Being gay is natural. Hating gay is a lifestyle choice." - John Fugelsang

"This is the road I have tried to follow as a teacher: living my convictions; being open to the process of knowing and being sensitive to the experience of teaching as an art; being pushed forward by the challenges that prevent me from bureaucratizing my practice; accepting my limitations, yet always conscious of the necessary effort to overcome them and aware that I cannot hide them because to do so would be a failure to respect both my students and myself as a teacher." - Paulo Freire

"Love is being accepting of all of their flaws." - Haley Pullos

"Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself." - Nicole Scherzinger

"Contentment is the continuing act of accepting the process of your own life." - David Gerrold

"Individualism has really the higher aim. Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age." - Oscar Wilde

"It's hard being gay in Edwardian times." - Rob James-Collier

"It's hard being gay in Edwardian times." - Rob Jamescollier

"Being afraid something is true is accepting the possibility. Accepting the possibility is the first step to believing." - Terry Goodkind

"He is purple - the gay-pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay pride symbol." - Jerry Falwell

"We all want things we can't have. Being a decent human being is accepting that." - John Fowles

"Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away." - Robert Baker Aitken

"Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them." - Joshua L Liebman

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

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

"They were regular in being gay, they learned little things that are things in being gay, they learned many little things that are things in being gay, they were gay every day, they were regular, they were gay, they were gay the same length of time every day, they were gay, they were quite regularly gay." - Gertrude Stein

"It's about being here in the moment, accepting one another and allowing creativity to flow." - Stefon Harris

"Our accepting what we must always inhibits our being what we ought to be." - John Fowles

"I had a lot of trouble accepting God as a human being." - Suhaib Webb

"Being an adult means accepting those situations where no action is possible." - John D Macdonald

"Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be." - John Fowles

"I come from musical theater, and a lot of musical theater is about accepting fantasy. I think it is more about just being open and accepting." - Amy Adams

"Being gay is like glitter, it never goes away." - Lady Gaga

"Being a gay married man, I love Broadway musicals." - Lloyd Kaufman

"Being gay or lesbian is not a choice." - Barack Obama

"I never had a moral problem with being gay." - George Michael

"My mother thought me being gay was a death sentence." - Jai Rodriguez

"There's nothing wrong with being gay, but I'm not." - Joe Jonas

"Being perfect is being flawed, accepting it, and never letting it make you feel less than your best." - Jessica Alba

"Don't we get it? To put our arm around someone who is gay, someone who has an addiction, somebody who lives a different lifestyle, someone who is not what we think they should be... doing that has nothing to do with enabling them or accepting what they do as okay by us. It has nothing to do with encouraging them in their practice of what you or I might feel or believe is wrong vs right.It has everything to do with being a good human being. A good person. A good friend." - Daniel Pearce

"Being from New York, if you're gay, you're gay. I think it's important that if you are gay, you not be afraid to say who you are." - Sue Wicks

"I don't support gay marriage despite being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative." - Jens Spahn

"As long as society is anti-gay, then it will seem like being gay is anti-social." - Joseph Francis

"What was interesting was talking to older gay men about what it was like being gay in the Eighties." - Dan Stevens

"Once the 'what' is decided, the 'how' always follows. We must not make the 'how' an excuse for not facing and accepting the 'what.'" - Pearl S Buck

"In sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire's call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way, and sometimes they don't." - Dot Richardson

"Drop jealousy and envy, for they make you ugly. Be loving, be accepting, and most of all... be happy just the way you are." - Leon Brown

"Bad jokes and gay marriage are destroying this country. But torture can save it." - Jon Stewart

"My brother is gay and my parents don't care, as long as he marries a doctor." - Elayne Boosler

"Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are." - Ellen Degeneres

"Not being able to think of a reply is not the same thing as accepting another's words." - Robin Hobb

"What does the gay movement mean when it says tolerance?...It means absolutely unconditionally accepting it as perfectly normal, healthy, natural and something that should be integrated into every part of society." - Scott Lively

"This show does something very special for the gay community. There's a message hidden inside the totally gaudy package that is so fun to watch. It's all about loving and accepting yourself, and every season I'm surprisingly moved by it." - Jesse Tyler Ferguson

"More people more accepting of civil unions and gay marriage, which our pollster said was the most significant change they've seen on any social issue. So, this country is changing in a way." - Norah O'Donnell

"I think worldwide, the movement has been towards accepting and respecting the individuality and the rights of gay people, lesbians and transgender people. Here, however, age-old cultural mindsets - which also comes from Victorian times, affect the thinking of people." - Kabir Bedi

"I came from a pretty accepting community, and my school had a lot of openly gay and LGBT-plus people. When I joined YouTube, I saw a lot more hostility than I saw in my everyday life." - Tyler Oakley

"They might have a long way to go before truly accepting gay people into their lives, but they have accepted the show into their living rooms each and every week." - Sean Hayes

"The inclination to self-depreciation, to freely accepting being robbed, being duped, and being swindled, could be the modesty of a god among men." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Coming out as gay was an easy enough matter for me, since I worked in a profession where being gay had a long history of being accepted." - Stephen Fry

"For thousands of years, there have been lies about being gay or not being gay. If you know they're lies, you're free." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Gays being gay is wrong. Two women can't produce a baby, two men can't produce a baby, so it's not how it's supposed to be. ... I don't believe in gay marriages. I don't believe in being gay." - Carl Everett

"The way some of these politicians talk about homosexuality is very insulting. They treat it like it's a disease, like being gay is contagious. Being gay is not contagious. And if you think that it is, YOU'RE GAY." - Margaret Cho

"Integrity is fundamental to being men. Integrity means being truthful, but it also means accepting responsibility and honoring commitments and covenants." - D. Todd Christofferson

"There's nothing wrong with being gay, so to deny it is to make a judgment." - Keanu Reeves

"Gay culture is far from 'marginal,' being rather 'intersectional,' the conduits between unlike beings." - Judy Grahn

"I started being proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't." - Kurt Cobain

"I have been kicked out of my home for being gay. I felt that." - Brooke Candy

"I'm not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing." - George Clooney

"You know you're really famous when there's rumors about you being gay." - Jared Leto

"I hope being gay isn't the most interesting thing about me." - Jason Wu

"I can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads." - Rupert Everett

"You know you're really famous when there's rumors about you being gay." - Jared Leto

"Being gay is nothing but another way to live your life." - Connor Paolo

"There's nothing wrong with being gay. I have plenty of friends who are going to hell." - Stephen Colbert

"Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality." - Hillary Clinton

"One thing the gay rights movement taught the world is the importance of being visible." - Charles M Blow

"Being gay doesn't mean that you are less than anybody else. It's just who you are." - Bob Harper

"My being gay was something of not great interest to me." - Maurice Sendak

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

"I'm dead against the idea that you should try to "cure" people of being gay." - Ian Mckellen

"I believe the scripture says that being gay is a sin." - Joel Osteen

"So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." - Tim Cook

"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

"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." - Harvey Milk

"I don't buy into the idea that an Irish writer should write about Ireland, or a gay writer should write about being gay." - John Boyne

"To be gay and out of shape is almost as much of a stigma as just being gay used to be." - Bruce Vilanch

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; Love's the cloudless summer sun, Nature gay adorning." - Robert Burns

"I think the best day will be when we no longer talk about being gay or straight... It's not a gay wedding, it's just a wedding... It's not a gay marriage, it's just a marriage." - Pink

"Regarding gay and music, I don't actually think my music is particularly gay at all, because my music doesn't have sex with men. My music does not have a gender, I don't see it as being gay." - Owen Pallett

"I think Justin Timberlake verges on being gay, he gets gay airplay. Britney gets loads as well. If you're male and you're black you're not going to get much play in a gay club." - Andy Bell

"Man, if you're gay we can be friends. If you're straight, we can be friends. I'm not gay, I don't plan on being gay, I don't condone it and I'm not sayin' I'm against it." - Asap Rocky

"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." - Portia De Rossi

"If 'gay' is not in your vocabulary, if being gay is not an option in your world, then you're far more likely to see your kid as anything but gay." - Suzanne Brockmann

"You think you're in a place where you're all 'I'm thrilled to be gay, I have no issues about being gay anymore, I don't feel shame about being gay,' but you actually do. You're just not fully aware of it. I think I still felt scared about people knowing. I felt awkward around gay people; I felt guilty for not being myself." - Ellen Page

"I've once gotten in trouble with certain gay activists because I'm not gay enough! I am a morose homosexual. I'm melancholy. Gay is the last adjective I would use to describe myself. The idea of being gay, like a little sparkler, never occurs to me. So if you ask me if I'm gay, I say no." - Richard Rodriguez

"The true way and the sure way to friendship is through humility-being open to each other, accepting each other just as we are, knowing each other." - Mother Teresa

"An artist who is inspired is being obvious. He's not making any decisions, he's not weighing one idea against another. He's accepting his first thoughts." - Keith Johnstone

"We can make ourselves whole only by accepting our partiality, by living within our limits, by being humans not by trying to be gods." - Wendell Berry

"An artist who is inspired is being obvious. He's not making any decisions, he's not weighing one idea against another. He's accepting his first thoughts." - Keith Johnstone

"If after accepting the spiritual master and being initiated one does not follow the rules and regulations of devotional service, then he is again fallen." - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost." - Rajneesh

"We think of happiness as something we can take. But usually it comes from being content with what we have, and accepting ourselves." - Cynthia Hand

"Accepting what we're given is a practice in being present to everything beyond us that lets us become intimate with the nature of life." - Mark Nepo

"You're not supposed to be accepting trophies. You're supposed to be in the back being mad that people are getting trophies." - Zach Galifianakis

"I think we must be careful about too easily accepting, or being too easily grateful for, sacrifices made by others, especially if we have made none ourselves." - Wendell Berry

"Accepting that the world is full of uncertainty and ambiguity does not and should not stop people from being pretty sure about a lot of things." - Julian Baggini

"The users are not going to be in the position of accepting what's been collected; they're going to be in the position of being able to demand collection." - Stephen Cambone

"It's fun to be an actor and dress up, but I'm happy being me and just loving accepting my personal style." - India De Beaufort

"As a gymnast, you always wear spandex. Being a teenager wearing spandex? It was tough accepting how my body looked, especially if there was any weight gain." - Alicia Sacramone

"I was so beat down as a young person - being black, being gay, being unable to assimilate because I could never, ever pull off being butch." - Billy Porter

"Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can't argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer." - Eckhart Tolle

"The habit of an opinion often leads to the complete conviction of its truth, it hides the weaker parts of it, and makes us incapable of accepting the proofs against it." - Jons Jacob Berzelius

"Love is being accepting of all of their flaws. Love is being understanding and compassionate. Love is realizing that they are going to make mistakes but knowing you can't hold it against them. Love is being constantly supportive." - Haley Pullos

"I got the bad press and the blogging and the email threats because people really didn't understand. They thought I was anti-gay. That's not true at all. My spiritual mom has a gay son. Even he was telling his friends "No, that's not true. She's so accepting of me." That doesn't mean I accept his lifestyle. It means I accept him as a human person and as a creation of God and a person of value." - Patricia Mauceri

"I've lived my whole life exactly the way I've wanted to. Being gay, being white, being male, it doesn't matter to me. They're all things I'm born with." - Johnny Weir

"Outside of being an actress, I feel like being out is the biggest way that gay people can change perception. There are people that give millions of dollars to gay organizations but are closeted to their own families" - Jill Bennett

"Outside of being an actress, I feel like being out is the biggest way that gay people can change perception. There are people that give millions of dollars to gay organizations but are closeted to their own families." - Jill Bennett

"Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you." - Rupert Everett

"True generosity means accepting ingratitude." - Coco Chanel

"I'm not accepting of whiners." - Tom Watson

"Well, you show me the science [that being gay is not a choice] and I'll be persuaded." - Herman Cain

"Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong." - Jennifer Grant

"Being gay is not a political accomplishment in itself. It's not enough to constitute a political platform." - Jens Spahn

"I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies" - Tommy Kirk

"Believe me, Being gay is not a choice. Noone would choose to make life harder than it has to be." - Jodi Picoult

"Being gay is just one aspect of my very complicated life. I do not wear it on my sleeve." - Patricia Cornwell

"I think being gay is a blessing, and it's something I am thankful for every single day." - Anderson Cooper

"I think as a writer, it's important to show the other part of being gay, not only the sex part." - Luis Negron

"It's a lot easier being black than gay. At least if you're black you don't have to tell your parents." - Judy Carter

"Religion is so focused on family. These days, for many people, being gay is also focused on family." - Andrew Solomon

"I don't blame homosexuals for being angry when people say they've made a choice to be gay, because they don't." - James Dobson

"My mother and father could not handle even me being gay. We never talked about it, really." - Rufus Wainwright

"Being gay is not a terrible, tragic disease that requires prevention or treatment chosen for you by your parents." - Alice Dreger

"I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies." - Tommy Kirk

"Being gay doesn't take your brain away or exclude me from having the same attributes as anyone else." - Don Lemon

"I would advise any gay person that being out in the real sense can never happen too soon." - George Michael

"If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say-and I'm fine with gay people, that's all right-but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he's not, I think, so I don't know. Again, I couldn't care less. I'm accepting." - Brian Schweitzer

"I'm a very controversial figure in the Christian world. I don't believe if you're gay or you have a drink or you dance, you're going to hell. I don't think that's the kind of God we have. The Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells of the world are scary. I want to be a Christian like Christ - loving and accepting of other people." - Kristin Chenoweth

"It's unfortunate we live in a society where "gay" is an insult. To some of these boys, who are from really red states and have families with military history, to be called gay is the worst thing imaginable, and that's used against them. It's really interesting that these are the people drawn into the tickling world. If the people drawn into competitive endurance tickling, even if they were straight, came from liberal, accepting backgrounds, the backlash of calling them gay wouldn't be a problem. But it's a problem because of where these people are from. That's really fascinating to me." - David Farrier

"I think there's something really sexy about being funny and being quirky and weird. I think we're in a generation where we're accepting weirdness and individuality, and I think that's the most important part." - Denise Bidot

"Human nature must not be altered in order to have a problem-free world. Man is not just a problem-solving being, as behaviorists would wish us to believe, but a problem-recognizing and -accepting being." - Allan Bloom

"I think there's something really sexy about being funny and being quirky and weird. I think we"re in a generation where we"re accepting weirdness and individuality, and I think that's the most important part." - Denise Bidot

"I don't buy into the idea that an Irish writer should write about Ireland, or a gay writer should write about being gay. But when I found the right story, I saw it as an opportunity to write about being a teenager and being gay. Most people, whether you're gay or straight or whatever, have experienced that relationship where one person is much more interested than the other." - John Boyne

"Can wealth give happiness? look around and see, what gay distress! what splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, the mind annihilates and calls for more." - Andrew Young

"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?"" - Jon Stewart

"Being gay is harder than being black. I didn't have to come out black. I didn't have to tell my parents about what its like to be black." - Wanda Sykes

"The Republican path to victory is compromised when gay Americans are perceived as being attacked for just being how God created them." - Reince Priebus

"I don't think you can really be proud of being gay because it isn't something you've done. You can only be proud of not being ashamed." - Quentin Crisp

"In a lot of states LGBT people can be fired for just being gay or for just being trans. That's totally legal." - Ellen Page

"The truth of the matter is being gay is the way I was born. I believe this to the core of my being." - Nate Berkus

"In retrospect, the most unnerving aspect of being openly gay was that it turned out to be as disappointingly normal as being straight." - Lance Loud

"Sometimes we look at gay being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don't think God categorizes sins." - Joel Osteen



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