“Each time a gay person finds the closet morally acceptable for himself or others, he degrades himself as gay and sinks to the level of abjection dictated for gays by the dominant culture.No gay person with sufficient self-respect and dignity can be required to view himself or other gays in this way.”
– Syndicated gay-press columnist and University of Illinois philosophy professor Richard Mohr.
“I hate discrimination. I’ve fought against it all along. How dare anybody tell somebody else they can’t do a certain thing in their own bedroom. How dare they say you can’t have children, you can’t put a significant other on your insurance?How dare they!”
– Liza Minnelli to London’s Gay Times.
“The more gays are out, the more they become
known and accepted as friends, family and co-workers. The more they are accepted, the more they can come out.
This cycle of ‘outness’ is at the root of changed attitudes and policy.”
– Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman
“Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
– Harvey Fierstien
“The next time someone asks you, ‘Hey, howdja get to be a homosexual anyway?’ tell them, ‘Homosexuals are chosen first on talent, then interview, then the swimsuit and evening gown competition pretty much gets rid of the rest of them.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.As we are liberated from our own fear: our presence automatically liberates others.”
– Nelson Mandela
— Karen Williams
“They gave me a medal for killing a man, and a discharge for loving one.”“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
– Sergeant Leonard Matlovich
– Albert Einstein
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
“Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy.The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.”
– James Baldwin
– Mother Theresa
“To love another person is to see the face of God.”“The day we stop resisting our instincts, we’ll have learned how to live.”
– Les Miserables
– Frederico Garcia Lorca, 1933
“Within you I lose myself…
Without you I find myself…
Wanting to be lost again.”