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Gay Coming Out Quotes

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"If anti-gay stuff is always coming out of your mouth, something very gay is probably going in." - Bill Maher

"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

"When my brother-in-law, BIll Clinton, was elected, he had gay friends. That was a coming out." - Kate Clinton

"After coming out as gay, I soon felt a lot more comfortable in my life, moment to moment." - Jane Velezmitchell

"I am not in the closet. I am not coming out of the closet. I am not gay." - Oprah Winfrey

"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

"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 never really got any backlash from coming out. Across the board all I really got was kids who were grateful, which is so touching and rewarding for me. So grateful that I came out, that I could serve as someone in their world that was gay and helped them feel comfortable about being gay themselves." - Roddy Bottum

"These days everyone was insisting on their identity, coming out as a man, woman, gay, black, Jew - brandishing whichever features they could claim, as if without a tag they wouldn't be human." - Hanif Kureishi

"These days everyone was insisting on their identity, coming out as a man, woman, gay, black, Jew - brandishing whichever features they could claim, as if without a tag they would' be human." - Hanif Kureishi

"Having a baby had always seemed the easiest and most natural thing to do, and I had never felt - even in my most furtive days of coming out - that being gay would mean I could not become a mother." - Kara Swisher

"For a while I was a completely unknown artist with no fan base and no draw in the clubs. The only people that would give me a shot were the gay clubs. Gay clubs were so open to me coming in and trying things out." - Kiesza

"Hold out. Relief is coming." - William Tecumseh Sherman

"Most younger gay guys that I know never had to formally come out. They came out of the womb and they were little faggots and they grew up and everyone acknowledged they were little faggots and they went on, and that's it. I think coming out as a whole is old hat." - Paul Iacono

"If you look at my life before I went into television, the struggle I went through coming out would be surprising to most people, given how comfortable and how out I am being the only late-night gay talk-show host." - Andy Cohen

"What's it like to figure out you're gay and then begin the process of coming out? Well, for most of my life, I felt doomed. I could imagine no path that would allow me to realize my authentic self. I felt the need to lie, even to myself, insisting: I am straight." - Jane Velezmitchell

"Gay culture is in a coming-out process of its own. From out of the closets in the '60s, the culture moved onto the disco floors of the '70s and through the hospital wards of the '80s and onwards to the streets." - Lance Loud

"My family knew I was gay when I was 15, long before I got famous. But it's a very different thing coming out to your family and coming out to the universe. That's a big step. Maybe without me, there wouldn't be Adam Lambert. Without Bowie, there wouldn't be me. Without Quentin Crisp, there wouldn't have been Bowie. So everything is part of a big daisy chain." - Boy George

"I just want to be clear before we decide to do this together: I'm gay. My music is gay. My show is gay. And I love that it's gay. And I love my gay fans, and they're all going to be coming to our show. And it's going to remain gay." - Lady Gaga

"We actually have some gay people that work with us, and we have a lot of friends that are gay, too, and I know that this song has inspired them... I know that coming out was tough on their parents and on them and the whole entire family. For a long time, some of them didn't get to hear 'I love you' from their dads or be accepted in that way. ... It's helped a lot of our friends... We don't judge anybody's lives." - Martha Stewart

"I've got Ferraris coming out me bum." - Rod Stewart

"My coming out was just so boring." - Josh Thomas

"I was raped: I said no and he wouldn't stop. I also had a scar on my back and blood coming out of my ass. To some that's just rough sex. Some would read that sentence and be turned on by that: the 51st Shade of Gay." - Kevin Sessums

"What is so powerful here is that we have the first federal appellate court and it's a case coming out of Utah affirming in the strongest, clearest, boldest terms that the Constitution guarantees the freedom to marry and equal protection for all Americans and all means all, including gay couples." - Evan Wolfson

"My experience of coming out was very much centered around the bar scene. And what happened for me is that when I turned 18 and was old enough to get into certain gay bars in the French Quarter, I became a regular customer." - Christopher Rice

"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." - Edmund White

"When I meet gay fans out and about, they're so great to talk to - and I'm big on hugging, because I'm from the Midwest. They're just so energetic and loving. I'm proud to have those fans, and their support means a lot to me. I don't want just girls coming to my movies; I want guys to come, too!" - Kellan Lutz

"The public has always had affection for gay entertainers. The time was right for an out gay entertainer." - Julian Clary

"I think it's kind of awkward when everyone knows you're gay but you don't say it. I had been thinking about coming out for almost a year before I did. I thought about it seriously on the plane ride home from the World Cup, while I was casually talking to my friend Lori Lindsey. She said, "Dude, you should just come out." She was right. Everyone in my life already knew. If you want to stand up and fight for equal rights but then won't even stand up for yourself and say "I'm gay" - that just started to feel weird." - Megan Rapinoe

"When you're a young kid and you're gay, you're out there on your own. And you're trying to figure this thing out. And your parents typically aren't gay." - James Mcgreevey

"To play a specifically gay event for me is a backwards step. I don't want to play gay events because I don't want anybody coming to the show thinking that they're not part of the group." - Jason Sellards

"I'm quite flirtatious with anyone. Some people, because I'm playing a gay character, get quite nervous. And I have to reassure them. I'm like, 'I'm not gay. I'm not coming on to you. Yet.'" - Rob James-Collier

"I'm quite flirtatious with anyone. Some people, because I'm playing a gay character, get quite nervous. And I have to reassure them. I'm like, "I'm not gay. I'm not coming on to you. Yet."" - Rob James-Collier

"Indiana's governor is coming under fire for a new law that some people feel is anti-gay. The governor now says he is not anti-gay. Then immediately afterwards he said, 'April Fools.' It wasn't his best joke." - Conan O'Brien

"By the time [of modern] generation was coming of age sexually, there was already this idea of safe sex. But that didn't exist for me. I came out of the free-swinging '60s and '70s. It was free love, baby. That was it. We had very liberal sex-ed classes in 1973, a yearlong environmental science class, and then Women's Lib and Gay Liberation. So it's insane to go from that to Reagan and AIDS. It was like, "What happened? Where's my future?"" - Michael Stipe

"It seems to me, then, that vulnerability and and self-disclosure are at the heart of what we understand about the nature of God. And the reason I believe gay and lesbian people are spiritual people is that we too have participated in vulnerability and self-disclosure, especially in the process of coming-out. When someone shares with you who they really, really are, it is a special offering. To do so when it risks rejection is a profound, holy gift." - Gene Robinson

"I always kind of divided the gay guys I met up into two groups when I first started coming out. There were the guys who thought there was something fundamentally wrong with them and hated themselves and were so burdened with shame and internalized homophobia. It just really paralyzed and shredded them. And then there were guys like me who thought, "I'm fine, everybody else is crazy. My church is sick and the family's crazy, but me? I'm fine."" - Dan Savage

"I immediately split the crowd. I thought about coming on every night and shouting, Gay pride, white power! just to confuse people." - Doug Stanhope

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

"Personally, I wouldn't advise a gay leading man-type actor to come out." - Richard Chamberlain

"We had our family tree done... turns out I'm a quarter gay on my father's side." - Brian Posehn

"I'm not naive to the fact that I'm an out gay actor." - Ellen Page

"I always knew I was gay. I always knew that somehow it would work out." - Rick Mercer

"Just because you are out doesn't make you the poster boy for the gay community." - Jai Rodriguez

"Thanks to every gay person in public and non-public life who has come out." - Ian Mckellen

"Finding out that I was gay when I was older was a shock and a disappointment." - Maurice Sendak

"Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!" - Ben Affleck

"I like to think that if I were gay I would be out. Rupert Everett-style." - Ben Affleck

"Growing up, one of my cousins was an out gay man." - Eric Stonestreet

"Just as I love women, I love gay men. I always say it: inside me there is a gay man who wants to come out." - Victoria Beckham

"Just because I do a few comedy bits about gay people, that does not mean I'm out there promoting some anti-gay cause." - Sam Kinison

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

"Coming out is the most political thing you can do" - Harvey Milk

"Data coming out our ears but we lack narrative." - Roy Sekoff

"There is always something new coming out of Africa." - Aristotle

"Thank you all very much for coming out today." - Larry Craig

"Coming out is the most political thing you can do." - Harvey Milk

"I learned that coming out was crucial to self-esteem." - Ian Mckellen

"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

"I live in New York and I love hanging out in gay clubs, and a lot of my friends are gay. But, for better or for worse, I'm not gay." - Moby

"My dad was a homicide cop in the gay neighborhood in the city when gay neighborhoods were desperate, depressing, sad places run by the mob. The only gay people he'd met when I came out to him were corpses." - Dan Savage

"We didn't, with 'Will & Grace,' set out to change the gay world. We just set out to be funny." - Eric Mccormack

"We didn't, with 'Will & Grace,' set out to change the gay world. We just set out to be funny." - Eric Mccormack

"Coming out, all the way out, is offered more and more as the political solution to our oppression. The argument goes that, if people could see just how many of us there are, some in very important places, the negative stereotype would vanish overnight. ...It is far more realistic to suppose that, if the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us." - Jane Rule

"I cannot prevent anyone from getting angry, or mad, or frustrated. I can only hope that they'll turn that anger and frustration and madness into something positive, so that two, three, four, five hundred will step forward, so the gay doctors will come out, the gay lawyers, the gay judges, gay bankers, gay architects I hope that every professional gay will say 'enough', come forward and tell everybody, wear a sign, let the world know. Maybe that will help." - Harvey Milk

"I found the source of global warming is coming from the hot air coming out of Washington." - Matt Salmon

"When we get to the point where a gay pro athlete is no longer forced to live in fear that he"ll be shunned by teammates or outed by tabloids, when we get to the point where he plays while his significant other waits in the family room, when we get to the point where he's not compelled to hide his true self and is able to live an authentic life, then coming out wo' be such a big deal. But we"re not there yet," - Jason Collins

"When we get to the point where a gay pro athlete is no longer forced to live in fear that he'll be shunned by teammates or outed by tabloids, when we get to the point where he plays while his significant other waits in the family room, when we get to the point where he's not compelled to hide his true self and is able to live an authentic life, then coming out won't be such a big deal. But we're not there yet," - Jason Collins

"When we get to the point where a gay pro athlete is no longer forced to live in fear that he'll be shunned by teammates or outed by tabloids, when we get to the point where he plays while his significant other waits in the family room, when we get to the point where he's not compelled to hide his true self and is able to live an authentic life, then coming out won't be such a big deal. But we're not there yet," - Jason Collins

"The Washington Post speaking out against state legislation that he believed would let businesses deny services to gay, lesbian and transgender people. [Tim] Cook himself came out as gay in the pages of Bloomberg Businessweek." - Laura Sydell

"I'm not going to put out a Christmas CD until it's coming out of me naturally." - Tobymac

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

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

"I understand why the gay community wants to embrace actors who are out. People want to be represented." - Cheyenne Jackson

"While I learned, I hid out largely in the gay community, and overall it kept me very safe." - Rose Mcgowan

"My cousins gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock." - Rodney Dangerfield

"Certainly our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters need to be supported in living out their call to holiness." - Salvatore J Cordileone

"My art teacher in junior high was a very out gay man and a mentor to me." - Gus Van Sant

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

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

"I am not gay, but if I were, I would be the first one running out of the closet." - Dolly Parton

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

"I think it's about as likely Jane Austen was gay as that she was found out to be a man." - Claire Tomalin

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

"Obviously I'm not there to pick up anybody, but I'm not afraid to hang out in a predominantly gay establishment." - Adrien Brody

"I would like to see every gay doctor come out, every gay lawyer, every gay architect come out, stand up and let that world know. That would do more to end prejudice overnight than anybody would I urge them to do that, urge them to come out. Only that way will we start to achieve our rights." - Harvey Milk

"What you will see is love coming out of the trees, love coming out of the sky, love coming out of the light. You will perceive love from everything around you. This is the state of bliss." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"There once was a man name Barack, Whose re-election came as a shock. He raised the taxes I pay, And then turned marriage gay. And now he's coming after your glock." - Stephen Colbert

"Whenever I don't feel so well, I always try remind myself of the Siamese twin whose brother is gay, whose boyfriend is coming over...and they share the same asshole." - Jay Mohr

"Coming up, at 89 years old, acclaimed sculptor Gerson Frank was finally able to marry his longtime partner, Bill. Their relationship has covered three decades and seen many changes in gay rights, but Gerson never viewed himself as an activist." - Jennifer Lopez

"I think also there was a lot of coming to terms with where I am in life, where I fit in as a gay man in America, and getting more comfortable with who I am." - Bob Mould

"If gay marriage is a real thing, gay infertility must be a real thing. It's not fair. I mean, it wasn't fair they couldn't get married, and now it's not fair that they can't have babies, even though they're not infertile, that doesn't matter. And so there must be access to infertility insurance for married gay couples, if our culture and if our society is to be fair and equal for one and all, and it is coming, and don't laugh about it." - Rush Limbaugh

"Not a lot of gay guys end up coming to alt-comedy-ish shows. They like all these '80s shimmer shows, or they like going to drag shows. It is always weird and interesting when I meet somebody at a gay bar who is familiar with my stuff." - Guy Branum

"When I was coming up the DC Improv was considered the best Improv out there. It's always been high quality stuff coming out of there." - Bill Burr

"For too long people have backed companies on hope value rather than solid products coming out. Now we are coming out the other side." - Daniel Morgan

"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" - Ryan Seacrest

"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." - Ryan Seacrest

"It's not too bad when the sun's out, but the sun only comes out when it feels like coming out." - J D Salinger

"Feeling so gay, feeling so gay." - David Bowie

"Respect gay couples but no gay adoptions." - Mike Huckabee

"If he's not gay and he hung out with you the whole time, he wanted to be. It's boyfriend or want to be boyfriend or I guess gay. Those are the choices." - Daniel Handler

"If he's not gay and he hung out with you the whole time, he wanted to be. It's boyfriend or want to be boyfriend or I guess gay. Those are the choices." - Daniel Handler

"So the gay community said, He's comparing gay sex to incest and polygamy, how dare he do this, and they have gone out on a, I would argue, jihad against Rick Santorum since then." - Rick Santorum

"I've never dated anyone because they were vegetarian, just like I'm gay but don't only go to gay bars. I hang out with people because they are fun, smart, and kind, and if they happen to be veg I'm thrilled." - Dan Mathews

"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

"Gay people - generally speaking - have a responsibility to our own community and to future generations of gay people to come out, if and when we feel that we can." - Rachel Maddow

"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

"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

"The gay people I knew in real life were soft spoken and didn't want to call attention to themselves because they were terrified of exposing themselves, of people finding out that they're gay." - Chris Colfer

"Love yourself, whatever makes you different, and use it to make you stand out. Mine is my voice and the fact that I'm gay: well, the fact that I'm flamboyantly gay." - Ross Mathews

"I support gay unions. I think the government should get out of the marriage business completely - leave marriages to the churches. And grant civil unions to gay couples, grant civil unions to a man and woman." - Gary Johnson

"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

"Clary- "How to Come Out to Your Parents," she read out loud. "LUKE. Don't be ridiculous. Simon's not gay, he's a vampire." - Cassandra Clare

"The single most important thing you can do politically for gay rights is to come out. Not to write a letter to your congressman but to come out." - Barney Frank

"Do you know there is actually a blood test out there now to find out if your kid is gay or not? Yeah, it's an HIV test." - Daniel Tosh

"People want to talk about whether I have rock cred, whether I'm selling out, the theatricality, the gay stuff... Chill out! And just enjoy yourself." - Adam Lambert

"The one thing ... maybe no family could tolerate was things coming out into the open." - Jane Smiley

"Coming out of indecisiveness and being determined is the pre condition for being called young." - Narendra Modi

"Don't ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out." - Charles Bukowski

"Tyler's words coming out of my mouth. I used to be such a nice person." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Music is sound. It's a wave. It's going out and coming back, and it's bouncing off." - Liz Phair

"There's nothing more powerful than coming out and being who you are." - Ken Mehlman

"Everything thing we're doing is coming out of the living Word of God." - Louie Giglio

"If you don't send Edward out, we're coming in after him! (Emmett)" - Stephenie Meyer

"We should find out as much as possible about someone before coming into conflict with him." - Aesop

"I'm lookin' at these Disney characters, these young girls coming out looking like, little whores." - Sharon Jones

"When stuff is coming to an end, people freak out and they act crazy." - LIZ

"Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?" - Jackie Chan

"If you do' send Edward out, we"re coming in after him! (Emmett)" - Stephenie Meyer

"There will be a report coming out, and my name will be on it." - Shaquille O'Neal

"A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness." - George W Bush

"I gained 80 pounds for my pregnancy so this is like my coming out party." - Cindy Margolis

"I am living with a rising generation which talks like people coming out of ether." - Margaret Halsey

"How are you coming into the effect? How are you getting out?" - Dai Vernon

"There's always an article coming out, saying, 'The new thing is funny women!'" - Lena Dunham

"My reason for coming out isn't to be some sort of hero," - Sheryl Swoopes

"Ninety percent of what youre saying isnt coming out of your mouth." - Will Smith

"I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the stone age" - Jodie Foster

"When a shy person smiles, it's like the sun coming out." - Anita Diament

"High performance leaders know they have to breathe out when they are coming up for air." - Andy Hargreaves

"I've always been inspired by a lot of work coming out of the UK" - Saul Williams

"There are a lot of records coming out, in every field of music, not just jazz." - Herbie Hancock

"There's always an article coming out, saying, "The new thing is funny women!"" - Lena Dunham

"When a shy person smiles, it's like the sun coming out." - Anita Diament

"The vice lies not in entering the bordello but in not coming out." - Aristippus

"Even the people who do great jokes, [it's] always coming out of a very real place." - Brett Gelman

"I feel like I'm on the precipice - just seeing a better version of me coming out." - Sara Bareilles

"Long Island for me, it's producing more chefs coming out of there than Paris." - Gordon Ramsay

"I don't recall an American president basically coming out and criticizing the Israeli public." - Vijay Prashad



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