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LGBT, Historical & Inspirational Quotes

"What would you be like if you were the only person in the world? If you want to be truly happy you must be that person", Quentin Crisp

"You should make no effort to try to join society, stay right where you are. Give your name and serial number and wait for society to come to you.", Quentin Crisp

"When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.", Tombstone of Leonard Matlovich

"Wherever it has been established that it is shameful to be involved with sexual relationships with men, that is due to evil on the part of the rulers, and to cowardice on the part of the governed.", Plato

"The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.", Lynn Lavner

"You are born naked, the rest is drag.", RuPaul

"I suppose it all began when I came out of the womb. I looked back up at my mother and thought to myself, 'That's the last time I'm going up one of those", Stephen Fry

"No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.", Rita Mae Brown

"If you dream of a world in which you can put your partner's picture on your desk, then put her picture on your desk...and you will live in such a world.
And if you dream of a world in which you can walk down the street holding your partner's hand, then hold her hands...and you will live in such a world.
If you dream of a world in which there are more openly gay elected officials, then run for office...and you will live in such a world.
And if you dream of a world in which you can take your partner to the office party, even if your office is the US House of Representatives, then take her to the party.
I do, and now I live in such a world. Remember, there are two things that keep us oppressed - them and us. We are half of the equation."
, Tammy Baldwin,
The first out lesbian and the first openly gay non-incumbent elected to the United States Congress

"Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?"", Jon Stewart

"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?", Ernest Gaines

"There is no fucking spirit in the world like in the gay community.", Lady Gaga

"I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It’s not an underground tool for me. It’s my whole life.", Lady Gaga

"I am as gay as a daffodil, my dear!", Freddie Mercury

"I believe that gender is something between your ears, not between your legs.", Chaz Bono

"I get sick of listening to straight people complain about, "Well, hey, we don't have a heterosexual-pride day, why do you need a gay-pride day?" I remember when I was a kid I'd always ask my mom: "Why don't we have a Kid's Day? We have a Mother's Day and a Father's Day, but why don't we have a Kid's Day?" My mom would always say, "Every day is Kid's Day." To all those heterosexuals that bitch about gay pride, I say the same thing: Every day is heterosexual-pride day! Can't you people enjoy your banquet and not piss on those of us enjoying our crumbs over here in the corner?", Rob Nash

"The world is not divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning sexual behavior the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex.", Alfred Kinsey, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, 1948

"Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.", Martina Navratilova

"Labels? Okay, fine. I'm bisensual. Heteroflexible. And life-curious. That about covers it.", Morgan Torva

"The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.", Gore Vidal

"Pronouns make it hard to keep our sexual orientation a secret when our co-workers ask us about our weekend. "I had a great time with... them." Great! Now they don't think you're queer - just a big slut!", Judy Carter