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Gay Identity Quotes

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

"Homophobia is gay." - Frank Iero

"My hair is my identity." - Ethan Zohn

"I'm gay. I know things." - P C Cast

"Everybody in Berlin is gay!" - Tracey Ullman

"One doesn't want one's identity coerced." - Seamus Heaney

"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

"If You don't like Gay Marriage, Don't Marry a Gay Person." - Whoopi Goldberg

"People from pre-sexual revolution and even from the 60s and the birth of the gay movement still define gay as two men or two women having sex. Our generation defines it from a more emotional standpoint. To be gay means you are drawn to the same sex. But it's a part of who you are, an identity, not an act." - Dustin Lance Black

"I have my own identity as a player." - Carmelo Anthony

"Clarifying your identity helps you just talk to ladies." - Jack Black

"Individualism and mobility are at the core of American identity." - Deborah Tall

"The illusion of selfhood, ego, a separate identity is false." - Frederick Lenz

"Violence, whether spiritual or physical, is a quest for identity and the meaningful. The less identity, the more violence." - Marshall Mcluhan

"People are created in God's image. Homosexuality is an identity adopted through societal factors. It's an identity disorder." - Christine O'Donnell

"Violence is the quest for identity. When identity disappears with technological innovation, violence is the natural recourse." - Marshall Mcluhan

"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

"A person's sexuality is so much more than one word "gay." No one refers to anyone as just "hetero" because that doesn't say anything. Sexual identity is broader than a label." - Gus Van Sant

"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

"I'm wary of being put in boxes. But at the same time, it's important that I embrace my identity as a writer who happens to be gay, and in my own way I do that." - Ayana Mathis

"I think it's too easy to just say that there is a direct and necessary conflict between black identity and gay identity. I think it's more nuanced than that simply because I think black is a color and then people layer on top of it all kinds of socio-cultural elements." - John Amaechi

"I go back and forth, but I never wanted to be the photographer of the gay and lesbian community. I will wave a rainbow flag proudly, but I am not a singular identity. I think a singular identity isn't very interesting, and I'm a little bit more multifaceted as a person than that." - Catherine Opie

"Gay is a subculture, a slur, a set of gestures, a slang, a look, a posture, a parade, a rainbow flag, a film genre, a taste in music, a hairstyle, a marketing demographic, a bumper sticker, a political agenda and philosophical viewpoint. Gay is a pre-packaged, superficial persona-a lifestyle. It's a sexual identity that has almost nothing to do with sexuality." - Jack Donovan

"Wrestling is only gay when you make eye contact." - Felipe Esparza

"When you're gay every party is a bad sweater party." - Gary Gulman

"I'm gay. It feels so weird saying it on camera!" - Lucas Cruikshank

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

"You can't trust midgets, particularly gay-loving midgets." - Bill Allred

"I'm not gay, and I'm not a superhero." - Jon Hamm

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

"I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage." - Ed Case

"I've had so many crushes on gay boys." - Alicia Silverstone

"I don't think you choose whether or not you're gay." - Rosie Odonnell

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

"When people have asked me in the past if I'm gay, I've said "I'm not gay, but I'm festive."" - Sharon Gless

"I'm passionate about gay rights, but I think we need admit that there are some gay wrongs as well." - Dov Davidoff

"Putting measures like gay marriage on ballots for elections only hurts the gay rights cause and elects more conservative politicians." - Roseanne Barr

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

"Each human being has his or her own sexual identity and should be able to exercise that identity without guilt as long as they do not force that sexual identity on others." - Paulo Coelho

"I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity." - Brian Aldiss

"To me, the most interesting part of 'True Blood' is that the entire crux of the show is based on identity and finding your true identity." - Marshall Allman

"The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity." - Tony Robbins

"Our true reality is in our identity and unity with all life." - Joseph Campbell

"Harmony of aim, not identity of conclusion, is the secret of sympathetic life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Efficiency obliterates identity" - William Greider

"Mother' is not an identity one can just try on for size ..." - Rebecca Goldstein

"Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but rather by what one owns." - Jimmy Carter

"There is a powerful desire by majorities to assert a religious identity for the country." - Jack Balkin

"Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"Anybody who has an identity problem had better wise up and get with the program!" - Jack Handey

"Identity is such a crucial affair that one shouldn't rush into it." - David Quammen

"You have to make sure that [grants] reach people by virtue of their Identity Documents." - Thabo Mbeki

"I have to say that the identity of a fashion designer is international today." - Sonia Rykiel

"The particular human chain we're part of is central to our individual identity." - Elizabeth Stone

"The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity." - Anthony Robbins

"The front of a cheque alone gives someone enough information to steal your identity." - Frank Abagnale

"I don't cover my face because I want to show my identity." - Malala Yousafzai

"Everyone has an identity crisis when they are 16 or 17 years old." - Sara Zarr

"Even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity." - Camille Paglia

"You can have Irish identity in the north and also have your Irish passport." - Seamus Heaney

"Therefore they should come to the table and reach an agreement that would protect their identity." - John Hume

"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

"Faggot never meant "gay" when I was a kid. You kind of knew that you could call a gay person faggot if you were ignorant, but nobody ever called someone a faggot if they were gay." - Joe Rogan

"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

"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

"Saying someone is gay who is gay no longer constitutes defamation or slander or libel. You cannot defame someone by telling the truth." - Larry Kramer

"Most gay bashers will be wearing what gay people had on four years earlier - only in polyester with a Penney's label." - Paul Rudnick

"Women do not always have to write about women, or gay men about gay men. Indeed, something good and new might happen if they did not." - Kathryn Hughes

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

"I don't know why some people get worked up about gay people marrying. It's not gay people who are ruining the sanctity of marriage, it's celebrities." - Craig Ferguson

"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

"If you find yourself in a relationship or even a friendship with someone who's conflicted with their gender identity, just be kind. This is not a life choice. This is something that you are born with. This is like being born with a gene for being tall, short, black, white, gay, straight - it's not a choice." - Linda D. Thompson

"Both bisexuality and transgender are fluid notions of identity, while lesbian and gay are fixed identities. Some people believe that means there should be two movements: LG and BT. But then what're ya gonna do about SM players? And intersexed folks who want their own I in the alphabet soup of sex and gender related politics?" - Kate Bornstein

"If a person is homosexual by nature - that is, if one's sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one's identity as gender or skin color - then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow." - Jon Meacham

"Victory is gay only back home. Up front it is joyless." - Marlene Dietrich

"The Smiths are singing and someone says "Turn that gay angst music off." - Bret Easton Ellis

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

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

"Many a temptation comes to us in find, gay colours that are but skin deep." - Matthew Henry

"Oh, leave the gay and festive scenes, The halls of dazzling light." - Henry Jackson Van Dyke

"Happy the poet who with ease can steer From grave to gay, from lively to severe." - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

"Form'd by thy converse, happily steer From grave to gay, from lively to severe." - Alexander Pope

"Conspicuous with three listed colors gay, betokening peace from God, and covenant new." - John Milton

"Gay mellow silks her mellow charms infold, and nought of Lyce but herself is old." - Edward Young

"You dont have to be gay to be attracted to your friend." - Vera Farmiga

"Outsiders develop humor as a defense; why do you think most comedians are gay or Jewish?" - Paul Lynde

"The only better thing than a unicorn, is a gay unicorn." - Lady Gaga

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

"Pessimists are usually kind. The gay, bubbling over, have no time for the pitiful." - Sean O Faolain

"Excuse me: I am homeless. I am gay. I have AIDS. I'm new in town." - John Mulaney

"All that in this world is great or gay, Doth, as a vapor, vanish and decay." - Edmund Spenser

"All will be gay when noontide wakes anew The buttercups, the little children's dower." - Robert Browning

"there is no gaiety as gay as the gaiety of grief." - Caitlin Thomas

"Your working assumption, when you meet a homophobe, should be that they are gay." - Johann Hari

"Gay pride's beautiful. If somebody needs to be expressing that, then it's a positive thing." - Sandra Bernhard

"I'm gay, it's all a big scam. My kids don't even know who their mother is." - Harry Connick Jr

"I think my friend Jeff is gay. I don't know - I'm so bad with names." - Anthony Jeselnik

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

"Was thinking of taking a yoga class, then realized I wasn't gay. Whew. Close one." - Dov Davidoff

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

"As a gay parent I must flee Russia or lose my children" - Masha Gessen

"It just seems like the culture war is over, and the gay kissers won." - Bill Maher

"I would be so scared if I was a gay guy...you'll, like, die of AIDS." - Paris Hilton

"Gay as a daffodil." - Freddie Mercury

"Like the shock of fondling a raw sausage, blindfold, at a gay party..." - Vivian Stanshall

"But who can paint Like Nature? Can imagination boast, Amid its gay creation, hues like hers?" - James Thomson

"Whenever you say that homophobia is stupid, you just get called gay." - Peter Wentz

"I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Most priests are gay." - Madonna Ciccone

"Being gay is immutable." - Andrew Solomon

"If I hadn't been born a woman, I would have certainly been gay." - Dorothy Hamill

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

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

"I am not gay." - Roberto Cavalli

"I'm not gay." - Matthew Morrison

"No, I'm not gay." - Eric Stonestreet

"Discovering I'm gay just sort of happened much later in life." - Sheryl Swoopes

"I'm not for gay marriage, but I'm not for discriminating against people." - Joel Osteen

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

"I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Theatre, in which actors take on changing roles, has among its many functions the examination of identity. For the individual, theatre is a kind of identity laboratory in which social roles can be examined vicariously." - Richard Hornby

"Ego loves identity. Drag mocks identity. Ego hates drag" - RuPaul

"We hear a lot about identity theft when someone takes your wallet and pretends to be you and uses your credit cards. But the more serious identity theft is to get swallowed up in other people's definition of you." - Stephen Covey

"The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"I feel with some passion that what we truly are is private, and almost infinitely complex, and ambiguous, and both external and internal, and double- or triple- or multiply natured, and largely mysterious even to ourselves; and furthermore that what we are is only part of us, because identity, unlike "identity", must include what we do. And I think that to find oneself and every aspect of this complexity reduced in the public mind to one property that apparently subsumes all the rest ("gay", "black", "Muslim", whatever) is to be the victim of a piece of extraordinary intellectual vulgarity." - Philip Pullman

"When we become connected to the supreme spirit then we automatically becomes situated in our spiritual identity." - Bhakti Charu Swami

"Without dignity, identity is erased." - Laura Hillenbrand

"The issue of "who we are" has been an ongoing one. It's part of the ongoing identity crisis of America." - Diana L. Eck

"I think that is a great, great thing, to create your own identity and foster a true family spirit." - Eddy de Clercq

"The fire of the diamond of true Identity is always there; it just needs the Master's crafting to reveal it." - Kenneth G. Mills

"Materialism is an identity crisis." - Bryant H Mcgill

"I've scammed so many people throughout my whole life who never learned my true identity until I started acting." - Charlie Bewley

"Sometimes ideas hold us down; they become heavy anchors that hold the bark of identity fixated in shallow, dead water." - John O'Donohue

"I got Twitter identity theft." - Elizabeth Banks

"Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying." - Robert E. Terwilliger

"The ego is a false perception of self. It's an idea, a transitory identity that we've picked up." - Frederick Lenz

"I'm not a big fan of identity politics and sort of picking one thing and defining yourself with it." - Andrej Pejic

"Mexican immigration poses challenges to our policies and to our identity in a way nothing else has in the past." - Samuel P Huntington

"We need to have profound compassion for the people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders. This is a very real issue. It's not funny, it's sad. Any of you who have members of your family that are in the lifestyle-we have a member of our family that is. This is not funny. It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay. It's anything but gay." - Michele Bachmann

"Many things shaped my identity as a young boy: a strong selfworth (something that was instilled in all three Barrowman siblings by our parents), my immersion in theatre and music, and my DNA. I was born gay. It's not a choice I - or anyone else who is gay - made. If it were, why on earth would anyone choose to be part of a minority, part of a group that in so many cultures and countries, even in the twenty-first century, is regularly blasphemed, hounded and worse?" - John Barrowman

"In the context of the great debates about identity politics - are you gay or straight, nationalist or republican, British or English and so on - I would ask, "Do you ride a bike?" I love everything about the machine - the sensation of the tyres on the road, the mobility - and I love the fact that you have this intimate relationship with the elements, and the landscape." - Beatrix Campbell

"I do a lot with characters' sense of identity. I also like challenging stereotypes, gender roles, things like that. Give me a stereotype or a genre expectation and the first thing I want to do is stand it on its head. In the Nightrunner books I wanted to see if I could create a believable gay hero, one who wasn't someone's sidekick or a victim." - Lynn Flewelling

"It is long past time to eliminate bigotry in the workplace and to ensure equal opportunity for all Americans. It is time to make clear that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are first class citizens. They are full and welcome members of our American family and they deserve the same civil rights protections as all other Americans. It is time for us to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Such discrimination is wrong and should not be tolerated." - Tom Harkin

"Many in the trans community are fed up with L.G.B.T. organizations that continue to erase trans identity or just give lip service to trans issues. We need our cisgender allies - gay and straight - to treat transgender lives as if they matter, and trans people need multiple seats at the tables in the organizations that say they're interested in L.G.B.T. equality; this absence has been painful since Stonewall." - Laverne Cox

"I oftentimes receive the question, "What do you think is the most important social issue to focus on?" Or, "What's the most important component of identity? Is it gay rights or race or feminism?" And I'm like, "Well, they're all intertwined. It's all one conversation at the end of the day. You can't just pick one." I mean, people experience all kinds of prejudice because of all different parts of themselves. And that doesn't make one part more important than the other." - Amandla Stenberg

"There's a sorry history of these kinds of charges of bias being leveled at women and judges of color, and also gay and lesbian judges. The theory being that they're going to be incapable of a disinterested judgment on matters that involve their own identity groups. And it came up famously for Constance Baker Motley who was one of the first African American federal judges in a case involving sex discrimination." - Deborah Rhode

"I am not gay. I never have been gay." - Larry Craig

"The sorrowful dislike the gay, and the gay the sorrowful." - Horace

"We"re sick of hearing people say, "That band is so gay," or "Those guys are fags." Gay is not a synonym for shitty. If you wanna say something's shitty, say it's shitty. Stop being such homophobic assholes." - Pete Wentz

"She wasn't only gay, she was a gay elf." - Maureen Johnson



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