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Gay Parents Quotes


"I'm the only gay person my parents know," - Lance Bass

"I'm the only gay person my parents know," - Lance Bass

"I'm the only gay person my parents know." - Lance Bass

"Paradoxically, since gay men rarely have gay parents, cultural transmission must come from friends or strangers (a problem since the generations so seldom mix in gay life)." - Edmund White

"I know gay parents, and I support them and their families. They are good parents and loving families." - Juan Pablo Galavis

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

"The hardest part about rollerblading is telling your parents you're gay." - Aziz Ansari

"I know gay - gay people who aren't married who are better parents than some, you know, straight people I know who are married." - Denis Leary

"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

"I've always had tremendous support from my parents. I think there's a myth that gay people have lousy relationships with their parents." - B. D. Wong

"Let's not ask whether the parents are gay or heterosexual. The important thing is who the best parents are in each individual case." - Jens Spahn

"I've always had tremendous support from my parents. I think there's a myth that gay people have lousy relationships with their parents." - Bd Wong

"No parent should be denied from their Scouting - their son's Scouting experience simply because those parents happen to be gay." - Gwen Ifill

"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

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

"Teach your parents well." - Sidney Crosby

"Choose your parents wisely." - Bertrand Russell

"I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I've had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment." - Brad Pitt

"I was inadvertently raised in the 'gay community.' I had straight parents, but I spent massive amounts of time at a very early age with gay, theater-hopeful thirty-somethings." - Darren Criss

"Maybe there are logical reasons for a gay person not to have a great relationship with their parents - not because there's a parent who made him gay, but just because it may be difficult to understand everything." - Bd Wong

"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

"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

"Many parents are worried in America about the gay agenda and indoctrination of their children to see homosexuality in a certain way." - Bill O'Reilly

"I'm gay. I just didn't think it was anybody's business ... All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew." - Maurice Sendak

"I am a father, and I know the feel of being a father. Why wouldn't I want my gay friends to also be happy parents?" - Juan Pablo Galavis

"If you ask me, 'Are you for or against gay parents?' for example, having kids - it's hard for me to say, 'Yes.'" - Juan Pablo Galavis

"All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child." - Anna Quindlen

"Remember that I was out of the closet at the age of sixteen. My parents knew I was gay; I'd had to tell them." - Boy George

"My parents didn't play golf." - Amy Alcott

"I believe there are too many children who need loving parents to deny one group of people adoption rights. A child will benefit from a healthy, loving home, whether the parents are gay or not." - Barack Obama

"In the past, kids didn't tell their parents they were gay, so there were never the bust-ups. Some parents react so strongly to the news that their children are gay that the reaction is, 'Get out of our house.' There's a residue of old prejudices that are going to die hard." - Ian Mckellen

""Let's say we discover the gene that says the kid's gonna be gay. How many parents, if they knew before the kid was gonna be born, [that he] was gonna be gay, they would take the pregnancy to term? Well, you don't know but let's say half of them said, "Oh, no, I don't wanna do that to a kid." [Then the] gay community finds out about this. The gay community would do the fastest 180 and become pro-life faster than anybody you've ever seen. ... They'd be so against abortion if it was discovered that you could abort what you knew were gonna be gay babies."" - Rush Limbaugh

"Believing that your parents are always right." - Paulo Coelho

"First we are children to our parents, then parents to our children, then parents to our parents, then children to our children." - Milton Greenblatt

"I have 'Parents' magazine in my home." - Joe Biden

"My parents separated when I was younger." - Tina Turner

"Isabelle: All the boys are gay. In this van, anyway. Well, except for you, Simon. Simon: Glad you noticed. Magnus: I prefer to think of myself as a freewheeling bisexual. Alec: Please never say that in front of my parents." - Cassandra Clare

"I had always wanted to have children, so it caused me a lot of grief when I was younger, and I had supposed that gay people could not be parents." - Andrew Solomon

"The world changed, and the idea of having a family became feasible for homosexuals. But I was still left with the question as to what it would be like for a child to grow up with gay parents." - Andrew Solomon

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

"I am a father and I know the feel of being a father, why wouldn't I want my gay friends to also be happy parents? Gay and lesbian people, and the children they are raising, wrongfully face discrimination and I want them to know that I'm on their side." - Juan Pablo Galavis

"I love gay and lesbian parents. But I think we need a law that says lesbians and gay men have to raise their children together. This way, the kids would not only know how to build bookshelves, but they'd also instinctively know how to decorate them." - Joan Rivers

"I grew up in one of the most socially conservative neighborhoods in Ohio, and my parents were traditional Catholics. But in her old age, my mother got her home health care from a guy who was gay, who was wonderful to her. Before she died, she rode a float in the Cincinnati Gay Pride Parade." - Gail Collins

"I love gay Mardi Gras in Sydney, which is a big parade, a big march that thousands and thousands of people participate in. And there's one little group... well it's not little, it's got hundreds of people marching, and they're all very sweet, middle-aged and elderly people who are the parents of gay children who are out and proud." - Jacki Weaver

"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

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

"Children are not looking for perfect parents, but they are looking for honest parents." - Howard G. Hendricks

"So now I'm thinking about it. I'm imagining sitting down with my parents and actually saying, "I'm gay." And you know what? It makes me a little mad. I mean, straight guys don't have to sit their parents down and tell them they like girls." - Michael Thomas Ford

"Like it or not children are being raised by gay and lesbian parents all over America - as many as 10 million children. And it does nothing to make their lives more stable and secure to attack their families, to attack their parents to prevent us from marrying each other." - Dan Savage

"Homophobia is gay." - Frank Iero

"Gay as a daffodil." - Freddie Mercury

"Most priests are gay." - Madonna Ciccone

"Being gay is immutable." - Andrew Solomon

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

"I am not gay." - Roberto Cavalli

"I'm not gay." - Matthew Morrison

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

"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 think you are looking at sexuality and not attributes, and I think it's odd because the conservative mantra is a meritocracy. And I think what you're suggesting is the fact that being gay parents makes you not as good as others. And I would suggest that a loving, gay family with a financially secure background beats the hell out of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline any day of the week." - Jon Stewart

"OK, so my parents were married in 1955 and my mom knew my dad was gay and my dad knew he was gay and so I was, like, 'Why in the heck did you get married?' Like, what was going on? What was that time? It's like this crazy paradox that my whole life is based on, or my family's based on. So I spent a lot of time trying to understand '55." - Mike Mills

"Insomnia: A contagious disease often transmitted from babies to parents." - Shannon Fife

"Always obey your parents - when they are present." - Mark Twain

"Learn from your parents mistakes - use birth control." - Anonymous

"The parents are pissed, but the kids love it." - Eminem

"You won't see my parents honored on any stamps." - Lou Reed

"My parents had broken through the shackles of dogma" - Franz Boas

"If we value our children, we must cherish their parents" - John Bowlby

"Parents are never as bad as kids think they are." - Matt Witten

"My parents wanted me to go to law school." - Sasha Alexander

"No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness." - Kirstie Alley

"This is hard for parents to say genuinely." - Rollo May

"Self-belief? My parents gave it to me." - Tippi Hedren

"Words are the parents of a causeless wrath." - Aeschylus

"The example of parents is the greatest teacher. Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children." - Robert Muller

"In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children." - Herodotus

"Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports." - Mahesh Bhupathi

"Decent responsible parents are a royal pain- that's how you know when you have them [such parents]." - Laura Schlessinger

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

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

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

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

"I'm for gay marriage, because I'm for gay divorce." - Melissa Etheridge

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

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

"The Gay Science, section 108" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Everybody in Berlin is gay!" - Tracey Ullman

"Gay rights are human rights." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm not against gay people." - Manny Pacquiao

"I'm gay. It's pretty unfortunate." - Louis Tomlinson

"I am a gay American." - James Mcgreevey

"Why do you think people don't think that homosexual parents are good? You don't know what a homosexual family looks like. I will be the role model for the good gay family. Don't let these children suffer without families because of your bias." - Rosie O'Donnell

"She took out a shiny folded pamphlet, the kind they kept stacked in clear plastic stands in hospital waiting rooms. "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

"I had been brought up in an elementary school where, my first few grades, I remember being specifically told that my teachers were gay. I was just that age and that was just how it was, and my parents were very... You know, that's how I was raised. Like super-progressive." - Jake Gyllenhaal

"A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, or HIV. I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay doesn't make one witty... the only thing that makes one an artist is making art." - David Rakoff

"I came out to my parents as gay, and then I realized, you know, four or five years later, that I wasn't really happy, no relationships were working, and there was something missing in my life, and you know, I was doing drag, performing and stuff, and I realized through that arc that I was much happier doing that." - Candis Cayne

"I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents. A child needs a mother and a father. I could not imagine my childhood without my mother. I also believe that it is cruel to take a baby away from its mother." - Stefano Gabbana

"Scrawling 'I'm gay' in lipstick on your parents' bedroom mirror may demonstrate a personal signature of the highest style, but is not particularly sensitive to their feelings. Upon hearing me utter those words almost twenty years ago, my own mother did what and self-respecting middle-class mom would do: went directly into a seizure." - Lance Loud

"In the earliest years of the AIDS crisis, there were many gay men who were unable to come out about the fact that their lovers were ill, A, and then dead, B. They were unable to get access to the hospital to see their lover, unable to call their parents and say, 'I have just lost the love of my life.'" - Judith Butler

"I used to shake my head when I heard about mothers who were shocked - shocked! - when their kids came out. I didn't understand how they had missed seeing something so essential when looking at their children. But too many parents see only what they want to see, and that's true whether our kids are gay or straight." - Suzanne Brockmann

"I have love in my life, a soul mate u2014u00a0absolutely. When someone asked me why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, 'Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else.' I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it u2014u00a0hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I've had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment." - Brad Pitt

"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

"Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavors to appropriate the esteem or fondness of the parents, and the parents, with yet less temptation, betray each other to their children." - Samuel Johnson

"There is no greater reason for children to honour parents than for parents to honour children except, that while the children are young, the parents are stronger than children." - Bertrand Russell

"When I was born here in Gulfport in 1966, my parents' interracial marriage was still illegal, and it was very hard to drive around town with my parents, to be out in public with my parents." - Natasha Trethewey

"Until you're prepared to kill your parents, you're not really prepared to change the country because our parents are our first oppressors." - Jerry Rubin

"Kids do' do what their parents say-they do what they see their parents do. So who was to blame here?" - Harlan Coben

"Some parents let kids "learn on their own skin" and many of those kids end up, as adults, languishing on their parents' sofas." - Marty Nemko

"My parents, man, they're just the most loving, encouraging... They're like those people who define themselves through their role as parents before people in their own rights." - Riz Ahmed

"My parents both were doing the Civil Rights Movement, were very involved with the civil rights to Congress. And my friends' parents were as well." - Janis Ian

"If I ever treated being gay as a problem, then I'm going to continuously find problems, I'm never going to find solutions. Students consistently ask about my personal life, and I kindly let them know, "That's my personal life, you don't need to know that." I've never had a negative interaction with students or parents. I try to become a part of the community so that parents can feel as comfortable with their child moving along in the curriculum more so than me being a problem." - Jason Bailey

"God, you mean I lost my virginity to the apocalypse?" Morgan sighed again. "The whole thing was really embarrassing; my parents sent me to Brooklyn when they found out." She shrugged. "I thought I'd be safe in a gay bar, okay? What were you doing in there anyway?" Lace looked at me sidelong. "You were where?" I took a sip of beer, swallowed it. "I, uh, hadn't been in the city...very long. I didn't know." - Scott Westerfeld

"God, you mean I lost my virginity to the apocalypse?" Morgan sighed again. "The whole thing was really embarrassing; my parents sent me to Brooklyn when they found out." She shrugged. "I thought I"d be safe in a gay bar, okay? What were you doing in there anyway?" Lace looked at me sidelong. "You were where?" I took a sip of beer, swallowed it. "I, uh, had' been in the city...very long. I did' know." - Scott Westerfeld

"Parents who have fought fiercely for the rights of their much-loved Gay and Lesbian children should not have to worry that their children will be treated differently. As a mother, I can tell you that there is no prouder moment than watching your children grow up, fall in love, and commit to that love in front of their families and friends. I want that same joy for every parent and every child." - Christine Gregoire

"It'll be taught in homes that it's not okay to make fun of a kid because he's gay or it's not okay to make fun of a girl cause she's fat. But that we have been living for so long in a culture where so many people's parents supported those beliefs that there wasn't any infrastructure for children understanding right and wrong in those situations, if that makes sense." - Lena Dunham

"I've gotten a lot of young gay kids come up to me and talk to me about how the little things I've said in the press has helped them come out to their parents, or just be open with who they are, and feeling invigorated by that. So that honestly means a lot to me to hear that the things that I say in the press, they do hear, and they see, and it helps them at least to start the conversation." - Chloe Grace Moretz

"My parents actually ran drag clubs in Australia, which is how I grew up. It was normal for me. It was my normal. I knew the other kids didn't do it, but for me, it was life, and nothing was wrong with it. I would see nothing wrong with Beyonce having a drag queen nanny. And why not? Everyone needs one! And a great gay man in their life." - Tabatha Coffey

"I'm not gay, a lotta people think I'm gay. I have a girlfriend. She thinks I'm gay." - Tom Delonge

"You'll have many gay people on your side who just because they're gay, doesn't mean they're for gay marriage." - Andrew Breitbart

"There's a whole gay culture in DC, and there are as many gay Republicans as there are gay Democrats." - Kirby Dick

"Gay marriage will destroy the family" - Pope Francis

"Gay adoption is discrimination against children" - Pope Francis

"Life is earnest, art is gay." - Friedrich Schiller

"Some people are gay. Get over it!" - John Barrowman

"I'm not gay, im just liberal-curious" - Kevin Rudd

"I live in a kind of gay bubble. I live in a gay house, I drive a gay car. I eat gay food" - Julian Clary

"I'm not gay, but I'll learn..." - Homer

"I Like Gay Men, Right Ken?" - Eminem

"The gay motes that people the sunbeams." - John Milton

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

"I am invisible in gay bars." - Billy Eichner

"I wasn't a [gay] activist, really..." - Kevin Sessums

"I'm openly gay because I'm a Catholic." - Andrew Sullivan

"Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?" - Nicholas Rowe

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

"I'm pro-choice. I'm pro-gay rights." - Rudy Giuliani

"Baby carrots are making me gay." - Stephen Colbert

"Gay nightclubs offer better dance music." - Jack Davenport

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

"Gay individuals should be able to adopt." - Tim Kaine

"I live in a kind of gay bubble. I live in a gay house, I drive a gay car. I eat gay food." - Julian Clary

"Without gay men, I am nothing." - Janice Dickinson

"I've always had mostly gay male friends." - Melissa Mccarthy

"Americans don't want cowboys to be gay." - Larry Mcmurtry

"I am an openly proud gay man." - Michael Sam

"It's not like I hate gay people." - Ali Liebegott

"I'm not a gay rights activist." - Asap Rocky

"Most Americans don't care about gay marriage." - Dan Savage

"I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage." - Elizabeth Edwards

"I'm not an adulterer. I'm not gay." - Michael Strahan



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