Some Great Quotes!
"If they don't want me to get 'married,' if that's bugging them -- fine. But I do believe that as an American citizen, a law-abiding, taxpaying -- major taxpaying -- citizen, that I should be allowed the same rights, the same pursuit of happiness that every other citizen enjoys...Whatever they want to call it. As long as we have the same legal benefits and protections for me, and for my family. That's all."
- Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge to Newsweek.
"If it be sin to love a lovely lad... Oh there sin I."
- from the Affectionate Shepherd, by RICHARD BARNFIELD (1574-1627)
"Love between two persons, whether of the same sex or of a different sex, is to be treasured and respected.
To love another, whether of the same sex or of a different sex, is to have entered the area of richest human experience."
- Cardinal Basil Hume, Roman Catholic, Britain
"What is straight?
A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, Oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains."
- from TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)
"We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become President of the United States."
- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in The Los Angeles Times.
"You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists"
- Abbie Hoffman
"I had rather be hated for what I am... than be loved for what I am not."
- from a letter from ANDRE GIDE to Edmund Gosse, 16 Jan 1927
"To see yourself as the world sees you may be very brave, but it can be very foolish. Why should you accept the world's view of you as a weak - willed neurotic-better dead than alive?
WHAT RIGHT HAVE THEY TO JUDGE?
To judge you they must have the capacity to feel as you feel. And who has? One in a thousand. You alone know how unequal the battle has always been that your will has had to fight."
- from TERENCE RATTIGAN, The Deep Blue Sea (1952)
"Every friend loves, but not all men who love are friends. You'll find this true, Then, whomsoever you may love, Be his friend too."
- an epigram by MARTIAL (c. AD 40-104), a Spanish poet.
"Why can't they have gay people in the military? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand gay guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?"
- John Stewart.
"Just by being out you're doing your part. It's like recycling. You're doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you're doing your part for the gay movement if you're out."
- Tennis champ Martina Navratilova to San Francisco Bay Times.