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Gay And Straight Quotes


"People who think I'm gay, some part of me thinks it's wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I'm gay, and I say, 'So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I'm straight.'" - Cory Booker

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

"I'm straight and I have a lot of gay friends." - Laura Innes

"Why are they making rules that say my lover can stay in the United States if they're foreign or share my health care benefits because I'm straight - but if you're gay, you can't have that?" - Natalie Portman

"Old or young, healthy as a horse or a person with a disability that hasn't kept you down, man or woman, Native American, native born, immigrant, straight or gay - whatever; the test ought to be I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. I believe in religious liberty. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in working hard and playing by the rules. I'm showing up for work tomorrow. I'm building that bridge to the 21st century. That ought to be the test." - William J Clinton

"A straight writer can write a gay novel and not worry about it, and a gay novelist can write about straight people." - Edmund White

"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

"Straight people say, 'You know you're just gay,' and gay people say, 'You know you're just gay.' There is such a thing as bisexual!" - Andy Dick

"We'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure." - Clifford Stoll

"If liking Katy Perry and drinking margaritas is gay, then who wants to be straight?!" - James Franco

"Damien has died and gone straight to gay boy heaven,' Shaunee said..." - P C Cast

"Gay guys know how to craft, and they craft really well. Straight guys, forget it." - Amy Sedaris

"Just imagine how boring life would be if we were all the same. My idea of a perfect world is one in which we really appreciated each other's differences: Short, tall; Democrat, Republican; black, white; gay, straight-a world in which all of us are equal, but definitely not the same." - Barbra Streisand

"Most pedophiles are straight not gay." - Steven Petrow

"Steel True, Blade Straight." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud." - Anderson Cooper

"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

"We shouldn't just allow gay marriage. We should insist on gay marriage. We should regard it as scandalous that two people could claim to love each other and not want to sanctify their love with marriage and fidelity." - David Brooks

"In sorrow and suffering, go straight to God with confidence, and you will be strengthened, enlightened and instructed." - John of the Cross

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

"Shouldn't homophobic politicians and anti-gay bullies be presumed to be gay until they get caught up in a straight sex scandal?" - Dan Savage

"Originally I was opposed to gay assimilation and targeted gay marriage as just another effort on the part of gays to resemble their straight neighbours." - Edmund White

"Courage gives a leader the ability to stand straight and not sway, no matter which way the wind blows." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Forty-one rules aren't so many - St. Benedict had 73 to keep the brethren on the straight and narrow." - Colman Mccarthy

"I'm straight, but I love going to house music clubs and flirting with women and gay men." - Moby

"You don't look at a painting and ask if the artist was gay or straight. I think it's irrelevant in any situation - I don't care if my garbageman is gay or straight as long as he picks up the garbage." - Bryan Batt

"I've fallen for straight men, I've fallen for gay men, I've fallen for straight women and gay women. I really have. I had crushes on really every single kind of person in the world." - Lynn Shelton

"My readers are 90 percent gay, and it's who I write for. I am not here to entertain straight people." - Sarah Schulman

"A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight - and when they come out, they're gay." - Benjamin Carson

"If you're straight, if you're gay - hey, if you're a horse - and I appeal to you, great!" - Darren Hayes

"A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight - and when they come out, they"re gay." - Benjamin Carson

"Some of my best friends are gay guys, and they said, "You're so straight, we're not interested."" - Jon Bon Jovi

"I was like, Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized...I'm just slutty. Where's my parade?" - Margaret Cho

"Men, gay or straight, can get beauty and lewdness into one image. Women are forever softening, censoring, politicizing. ?" - Camille Paglia

"I've been close to two or three couples, gay and straight, who have been together for 45 years." - Ira Sachs

"A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight - and when they come out, they're gay." - Benjamin Carson

"I've never been with a woman, so I guess I'm straight, OK? But I'm straight enough to know the difference between right and wrong. I am straight enough to know that if you want to marry whoever you want to marry, you should be able to marry whoever you want to marry" - Patti Labelle

"I have gay friends, I support gay rights, I have nothing against the gay community, but when I see two guys kissing, I think it's gross. And, by the way, it's gross when 99% of straight people do it, too." - Artie Lange

"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

"When I was a kid, and I was odd, the default assumption was that I was odd, not that I was gay. Now when a kid is odd in a Greensburg, gay or straight, the default assumption is gay." - Dan Savage

"I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or who you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you're willing to try." - Barack Obama

"Gay actors have been playing straight since Euripides." - Bryan Batt

"I couldn't care less if someone is gay or straight." - Judith Light

"One time I was doing an interview for a gay magazine and halfway through the journalist found out I wasn't gay. He said, 'Sorry, I can't continue the interview.' Because they only had gay public figures in their magazine. I felt so crestfallen. I wanted to tell him: but I play fundraisers for gay marriage! I'd rather my kids were gay than straight!'" - Moby

"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

"Those people are seen, I assume, by Larry [Kramer] as writing partly about gay issues and problems, whether it's on the surface or not, and I am not. But another thing is when we met, there still wasn't exactly a gay/straight divide in the minds of a lot of straight people. There weren't any gay people, as far as we knew, at Yale." - Kevin Sessums

"I'm a straight guy and I date women, but I get on really well with gay guys. I'm very comfortable with my sexuality. The weirdest thing for me is when straight guys get really freaked out by gay guys. It's almost like they're insecure in their own sexuality. For me, I can be in a room full of gay men and have fun." - Olly Murs

"It breaks my heart to know that millions of gay Americans still can't marry the one they love and I can. That makes no sense" - Kristen Bell

"I feel the denial of gay marriage sends a prejudice message. Our youth deserve a fair and hopeful future with government that values us equally." - Lady Gaga

"Once both gay marriage and marijuana are finally legal, those of you against them are not invited to the really fun parties I'm gonna throw." - Zach Braff

"O, say does that star-spangled flag of pride yet wave? O'er the land of the free, and the home for the gay!" - Lady Gaga

"I have some good friends of my own who happen to be gay, and when it comes to gay, straight, or whatever, I'm for anything life-affirmative. I'm for gay power, straight power, male power, female power; everybody should feel empowered without oppressing anyone who's different." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"Thinking back on it, I've been in this business since I was 3, and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight." - A J Mclean

"Gay, straight - whatever - adolescents in high school and coming out of junior high, that's such a difficult, awkward period and kids can be so cruel and mean." - Mahershala Ali

"Every gay reader understands the secret self that is full and wonderful and has longing and tenderness and a desire for connection to other people. I think that arguments against gay marriage are just ridiculous! Who cares? People want to get married for the same reason I wanted to get married. They want to do it in front of their friends and family" - Lynda Carter

"In insisting, for political purposes, on a sharp division between gay and straight, gay activism, like much of feminism, has become as rigid and repressive as the old order it sought to replace." - Camille Paglia

"Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer." - Robert Graves

"There's more impact if you burn somebody with your eyes, look straight into him and let him know with a look." - Dennis Rodman

"Everyone-whether straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender-should be allowed to show their true colors, and be accepted and loved for who they are." - Cyndi Lauper

"Whether you're gay, straight, you can't tell anybody who to love and who to marry. It's unconstitutional and it's morally wrong." - Andrew Dice Clay

"Do we have to know who's gay and who's straight? Can't we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive?" - Ellen Degeneres

"I was a closet straight. I think I wanted to be gay because I thought it was arty and interesting. And also, I was phenomenally shy with girls." - Rupert Graves

"A straight person doesn't have to go in the media and tell them that they're straight, and I don't think a gay person should do that, neither. But that's the society we have to live in." - Michael Sam

"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." - Anna Quindlen

"I just think that gay men have much better taste than any straight man I have met. I have never gotten any grief about having a good time, being unapologetic, and irreverent from a gay man." - Kesha

"I think the gay - the gay/straight alliances in the school are very useful as far as creating understanding among kids and so kids aren't necessarily so stigmatized or demonized for being who they really are." - Jeanne Phillips

"I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother's gay and he's been married to a man for 20 years, which is like 60 in straight-people years." - Kevin Smith

"Why did mainstream America come to accept marriage equality? Gay leaders had made a convincing case that gay families were like straight families and should have the same rights. The American spirit of fair play had been invoked." - Edmund White

"I say, 'I'm bi, my love knows no gender,' and the straight community says, 'Oh right, that's just a cover-up - you're gay!' And the gay community says, 'Yeah right, that's just a cover-up - you're gay.' They both want to push me gay." - Andy Dick

"It doesnt matter if youre black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language... every single person is significant and is meaningful." - Michael Franti

"Discrimination at any level sends a harmful message to youth, gay or straight alike, and that discrimination has no place in Scouting." - Gwen Ifill

"Whether you're gay, straight, divorced, on drugs, a prostitute... I don't care. Be who you are and love who you want." - Hayley Williams

"I got rid of my teeth at a young age because I'm straight. Teeth are for gay people. That's why fairies come and get them." - Dana Snyder

"I've known straight and gay people all my life. I can't tell the difference... But I'd never marry a guy I didn't like." - Willie Nelson

"I thinking gay and straight people use the same putters, it's not a matter of putters but a matter of hole selection." - Jon Stewart

"Whether you're gay, straight, divorced, on drugs, a prostitute... I do' care. Be who you are and love who you want." - Hayley Williams

"Being in the Boy Scouts, you don't think about whether people are gay or straight. You're busy putting up tents and learning to cut sausages." - Boy George

"We value men more than women... straight love more than gay love... white skin more than black skin... and adults more than adolescents." - Charlize Theron

"Cross-dressing is more of a set of actions or behaviors and not synonymous with gender identity (straight, gay, bisexual, transgender, among others)." - Steven Petrow

"I think people in the gay and straight worlds can get a sense of what it means to be an artist." - Jill Eikenberry

"I don't wanna be labeled as straight or labeled as gay. I just want people to look at me and see me as white." - Sarah Silverman

"Adoption is a global issue these days - it's certainly current - and it's encouraging for a lot of couples whether they're straight or gay." - Sara Ramirez

"No one knew I was gay growing up but I was bullied. I was a cheerleader, fairly popular and considered straight." - Cat Cora

"It doesn't matter if you're black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language... every single person is significant and is meaningful." - Michael Franti

"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." - Judith Light

"I want to love all the children of God - Christian, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist - everyone. I want to love gay Christians and straight Christians." - Anne Rice

"When I first appeared, people couldn't figure out whether I was gay, straight, black, white or whatever, and I loved that. I loved the fact it scares people." - Pink

"Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase." - Scott Thompson

"So many gay jokes tonight about (James) Franco. Apparently if you're clean, well dressed and mildly cultured, you're super gay now. Is that why the rest of you guys are so aggressively fat and dirty? You think if you read one book and take a shower, dicks are going to just fly into your face." - Aziz Ansari

"I feel like because I've done more gay characters, gay scenes, or gay projects than most straight actors, people see it as some sort of mission. It's more of a case-by-case basis, and just trying to capture figures that I love. I guess that a lot of the figures that I love were gay." - James Franco

"Gay marriage will destroy the family" - Pope Francis

"Gay adoption is discrimination against children" - Pope Francis

"I feel that gay people not being able to get married for generations, forever, meant that we came up with alternative ways of recognizing relationships. And I worry that if everybody has access to the same institutions that we lose the creativity of subcultures having to make it on their own. And I like gay culture." - Rachel Maddow

"If I were straight and I were trying to seduce a woman, I could do it just by standing up at the table when she came back from the bathroom. It works. Every time I do that, all the straight men are sitting at the table and their wives are kicking them. "Look at that!" "You never do that for me!"" - Tom Ford

"I went to my 30th high school reunion, and I could tell who was gay and who was straight because the gay people were like, 'Sarah, you've been doing so much,' and the straight people were like, 'So, Sarah, what have you been doing?" - Sarah Schulman

"In the gay world, [relationships] will always be open. There is no curbing the gay man." - Patti Stanger

"I'm Israeli and gay." - Gideon Raff

"Our job if I can see straight and hear clearly and understand ~ is to make advertising and run advertising that is seen and read and heard ~ and remembered ~ for its reasonable and compelling truth." - Fairfax M. Cone

"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." - Robbie Williams

"It would be so helpful for the straight community to see men in powerful positions coming out and saying "I'm gay" so they don't have these preconceived notions that all gay men are smarmy idiots living on the street or whatever it is people think of gay men. I think it would be really helpful and productive." - Madonna Ciccone

"I think that 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.' It's not a 'black man' or 'white woman,' it's just 'a man' and 'a woman,' or 'a human' and 'a human.' I'd just like to get to that." - Kerry Washington

"The argument that gay marriage doesn't affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages." - Ben Shapiro

"Gay unions, what is that about? I haven't been invited to any ceremonies, and I wouldn't go anyway. The idea that gay people have to mimic what obviously doesn't work for straight people any more... I think is a bit tragic. I am looking forward to gay divorces." - Boy George

"I hate being called a homosexual because I don't feel that way. It really upsets me ... Being gay can happen in any walk of life, in any world. If you have one gay experience, does that mean you're gay? If you have one heterosexual experience, does that mean you're straight? Life doesn't work quite so cut and dried." - Billie Jean King

"I have straight married friends that other friends think are gay, and I have gay friends who don't throw that vibe at all. I know there's a full range out there, but I feel that gay men who aren't flamboyant are underrepresented on-screen." - David Walton

"Because society places a value on masculinity, gay men aspire to it. If you go to a gay club and the doorman says, 'You do realise this is a gay club, don't you lads?' you get all excited because you think, 'Wow, he thought I was straight!'" - Graham Norton

"A lot of my hair stylists and my beauty team that I work with are gay so I hang out with gays a lot and I just think they're adorable and hilarious." - Britney Spears

"If you're straight with your players, they'll be straight with you." - Al Mcguire

"The pursuit of otherness, the sense that we are somehow different than our brothers and sisters, no matter where we find them, allows for all the other great evils: racism, sexism, homophobia, violence against gay people and against women." - Anna Quindlen

"As a lifelong pacifist, Quaker, and a gay man, I despair that gays and lesbians are expending energy trying to get into the military when they should be using that same energy getting rid of the military completely." - Ned Rorem

"Matt and I have set a date. Matt and I will tie the knot New Years Day in the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts. Reserve your hotel rooms now. I will be having a gay marriage." - Ben Affleck

"I do know this, though: I'm done pretending that the handful of racist gay white men out there-and they're out there, and I think they're scum-are a bigger problem for African Americans, gay and straight, than the huge numbers of homophobic African Americans are for gay Americans, whatever their color...I'll eat my shorts if gay and lesbian voters went for McCain at anything approaching the rate that black voters went for Prop 8." - Dan Savage

"I do know this, though: I'm done pretending that the handful of racist gay white men out there-and they"re out there, and I think they"re scum-are a bigger problem for African Americans, gay and straight, than the huge numbers of homophobic African Americans are for gay Americans, whatever their color...I"ll eat my shorts if gay and lesbian voters went for McCain at anything approaching the rate that black voters went for Prop 8." - Dan Savage

"Thank you for your kind invitation. However, as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly." - Wentworth Miller

"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

"I am who I am because of the people who influenced me growing up, and many of them were gay. No one has any right to tell anyone what makes a family" - Drew Barrymore

"People don't know if i'm gay, straight or an alien from outer space.. its funny" - Gerard Way

"To my friends, I'm kind of sexually gay but ethnically straight," - Nate Silver

"I'd rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can't play." - Charles Barkley

"There's so many gay rappers... They probably dis me cause I'm the straight one." - Chino XL

"Penicillin was as liberating for gay sex as the pill had been for straight sex." - Christopher Bram

"To my friends, I'm kind of sexually gay but ethnically straight," - Nate Silver

"You know what they say: You can't teach a gay dog straight tricks." - Trey Parker

"A gay man can be friends with a straight man. That can happen." - Steve Guttenberg

"I'm not one for big public displays of affection, anyway. Straight, gay, whatever." - Melissa Etheridge

"I believe gay, straight, anybody, everybody's supposed to be happy in this world, man." - Tracy Morgan

"Truth; that long clean clear simple undeniable unchallengeable straight and shining line, on one side of which black is black and on the other white is white, has now become an angle, a point of view." - William Faulkner

"I have lots of friends and, like me, they're not married. So my kids have lots of godparents - men and women, gay and straight. My loft is always filled with people helping me out with them and loving them." - Edie Falco

"I've been to many gay and straight clubs and I have fun in every one of them. It's always great to hear my music played and to be there with everyone." - Harry Wayne Casey

"A lot of my girlfriends like baggy oversized stuff and put on menswear already. And I also wanted something that my boyfriends - my gay and straight buddies - could wear. I wanted something for everyone." - Chloe Sevigny

"All of my life I've spent a lot of time with gay men - Montgomery Clift, Jimmy Dean, Rock Hudson - who are my colleagues, coworkers, confidantes, my closest friends, but I never thought of who they slept with! They were just the people I loved. I could never understand why they couldn't be afforded the same rights and protections as all of the rest of us. There is no gay agenda, it's a human agenda" - Elizabeth Taylor

"My raps are a decision, rabble rousing, spiritual, like gospel music. I don't want to dance. We have so many things to deal with, we need to talk straight up and down." - Tupac Shakur

"Justice, not expedience, must be the guiding light. The orator must fix his eye on the polestar of justice, and plough straight thither. The moment he glances toward expediency, he falls from his high estate." - John Peter Altgeld

"Remain strong in your faith, as you were in former years. In this faith, in its close-knit unity our people to-day goes straight forward on its way and no power on earth will avail to stop it." - Adolf Hitler

"There was clearly great charm and worth in a sport so quaintly perverse in its basic instructions. Hit down to make the ball rise. Swing easy to make it go far. Finish high to make it go straight." - John Updike

"If I have a choice whether to do the show or throw a straight pass, and we're going to get the basket either way, I'm going to do the show." - Pete Maravich

"Unfortunately I'm still straight. But who knows, life is complicated and maybe I'll wake up gay tomorrow! Here's hoping. And congratulations to everyone who lives in a place where they can marry the person they love, regardless of gender!" - Moby

"I'm enamored of any person, a young person, a lesbian, straight, gay guy who wants to go over and kill bad guys for me and my family. That blows me away." - Bill O'Reilly

"We are a gentle angry people We are a land of many colors We are gay and straight together We are a peaceful loving people And we are singing, singing for our lives." - Holly Near

"I do believe deeply that all human beings, male and female, are sexual beings, most likely bisexual beings channeled this way and that by cultures terrified of boundary crossings without passports stamped gay or straight." - Robin Morgan

"I don't understand if the conservative movement says you can't be gay and conservative, and I'm straight, then I don't think I can abide by that form of conservatism." - Andrew Breitbart

"Exactly Straight women who surround themselves only with gay men or white people who refuse any other race into their circles are unhealthy and it has more to do with one's individual fear and individual closets." - Judith Light

"I can't think of many reasons as to why, but gay men and straight women both share an inherent attraction to men, and attraction informs a large part of human nature." - Gideon Glick

"Whether a person is straight or gay, Republican, Democrat, good person, not a good person, they're all welcome, because to me, church is a place you're supposed to get healed and whole and loved." - Joel Osteen

"I think that gay people in some ways end up forming a very different sense of humour to straight people. We all go through similar things and it's a way of dealing with it." - Jason Sellards

"[Marriage] a bond for life, and whether you're gay or straight, it makes no difference to being married. What marriage stands for is that you love that person... You want to commit yourself to that person forever." - Cheryl Cole

"You look hot. The straight men will want you, the gay men will want beauty tips, and the women will want to scratch your eyes out. If that isn't the stuff of fairy tales, I don't know what is." - Zoey Dean

"Whether you're gay, straight, black, white, we all deserve the same rights. If there's anything I can do to champion the cause and further it, I will, shy of getting arrested." - Nick Symmonds

"Every single American - gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender - every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society. It's a pretty simple proposition." - Barack Obama



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