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A man is relieved and gay when he has
put his heart into his work and done his best;
but what he has said or done otherwise
shall give him no peace.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think it's great now that we seem to be in an era
where it's OK to be gay and I think that the society
in North America has had more of a problem with it than any other society.
- Jason Priestley

I come from the New York theatre world,
and I have a lot of gay male friends,
so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch.
- Debra Messing

My dearest friend in the movement is Jack Nichols.
If there were no such thing as gay or straight,
we would still talk and share experiences till the end of time.
- George Weinberg

 

In my career, there have been three things that were challenging:
playing gay;
playing a Jewish woman; and playing Chekhov.
The scariest part was playing Chekhov!
- Bernadette Peters

I couldn't care less if someone is gay or straight.
- Judith Light

Our invisibility is the essence of our oppression.
And until we eliminate that invisibility,
people are going to be able to perpetuate the lies
and myths about gay people.
- Jean O'Leary

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There are people that very strongly identify themselves as gay and then lesbian,
and then I think there are a lot of people who are
kind of some percentage or some version of that.
- Michael Stipe

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

There are some people that the press like to pick on
and not just the gay press,
but the press in general.
And some people, the press just doesn't care about at all.
- Nathan Lane

I've just found out there are pages on the internet
dedicated to whether I'm gay or not.
- Matthew Perry

Every one of my positions cuts - out half the country.
I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration,
I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin.
- Michael Bloomberg

I feel strongly for gay marriage to be accepted.
- Bernadette Peters

People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't
go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude.
- Jason Bateman

I've never really worked on them.
Just once in a while one hits me and makes me laugh.
My Al Gore was sort of like a gay Gomer Pyle.
- Dana Carvey

Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown
to the gay calmness of the Pagan.
- Ouida

It's not being marketed as a gay show by a gay person.
It's just Ellen DeGeneres.
- Kyan Douglas

I've been a very effective leader in the gay rights movement,
though at times I've been controversial.
- Jean O'Leary

I'm used to being in the minority.
I'm a left-handed gay Jew.
I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.
- Barney Frank

I started being really proud of the fact that I was
gay even though I wasn't.
- Kurt Cobain

Gay culture is surviving and thriving.
Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic
violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.
- Lance Loud

The crucial task of old age is balance:
keeping just well enough,
just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly
honest enough to remain a sentient human being.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

The most successful marriages, gay or straight,
even if they begin in romantic love,
often become friendships.
It's the ones that become the friendships that last.
- Andrew Sullivan

My mom doesn't get the whole gay thing,
but she loves me.
- Jai Rodriguez

When I first started teaching at Berkeley in 1958,
I could not announce that I was gay to anybody,
though probably quite a few of my fellow teachers knew.
- Thom Gunn

Part of me looks at the gay movement now and worries
that we're losing our individuality.
- Boy George

A gay man has no business leading on a heterosexual woman.
- Lorna Luft

We really got a lot of very conservative gay people.
You could look at the figures from the last election
and realize that a third of the gay movement voted Republican.
- Kate Clinton

My mother thought me being gay was a death sentence.
- Jai Rodriguez

I know there are nights when I have power,
when I could put on something and walk in somewhere,
and if there is a man who doesn't look at me,
it's because he's gay.
- Kathleen Turner

If I want to go to a party with a few male friends,
it doesn't mean I'm gay.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained
theatrical expression of gay style.
- Lance Loud

It's better to be black than gay because when you're
black you don't have to tell your mother.
- Charles Pierce

I'm not sure when I first knew that I was gay.
- Mary Cheney

I'm sorry I'm not gay or Jewish, so I don't have a
special interest group of journalists that support me.
- Vincent Gallo

Sooner or later they are going to live in a New York
City where gay marriage is not only legal,
but it's common and they don't even notice.
- Anthony Weiner

Judy Garland's father was gay.
That seems to be the consensus.
They left Minnesota and went to California because
he got caught with some boy backstage.
- Judy Davis

I have hardly any friends who aren't gay.
- Tracey Emin

I've had so many interviews where the last question is,
Are you gay? I had to find very creative ways to say that I was gay,
but that I wasn't going to talk about it.
- Portia de Rossi

I knew that I was gay, I knew it.
I just couldn't see myself as a gay woman,
even though that's where my heart was.
- Portia de Rossi

Gay people got a right to be as miserable as everybody else.
- Chris Rock

When I was I younger I didn't want to be gay.
Not because I was scared of the sexual thing;
I didn't want to be a clone.
Now this was in the late '70s.
- Neil Tennant

I actually feel sorry for people who have a lot of
illusions in their head about what gay is.
I mean, I know some gay people who are really wonderful people.
- Richard Chamberlain

I don't much care who is gay or straight or married or not.
I mostly notice if they are brave enough to confront bigotry.
- Jasmine Guy

If a person wants to be publicly gay,
they should not be teaching in the public schools.
- Jim DeMint

Tom Cruise's attorney said he is going to sue anyone who claims he is gay.
In a related story, Ricky Martin's attorney has been
hospitalized for exhaustion.
- Conan O'Brien

If I was 14 and knew some gay people,
I wouldn't nearly have had the struggle I had.
Our world is definitely changing.
- Portia de Rossi

I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him.
A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky.
- Lynda Barry

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.
- Jimmy Carter

People think they know who I am, because I've played so many very,
very out gay men on stage, and they think that's me.
- Nathan Lane

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues.
Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue,
it's a religious issue.
- Jim Wallis

I have a friend who is around my age,
a little younger, and she's gay and came out to her
own community when she was younger but not to her family
and to the community at large.
- Laura Innes

The public has always had affection for gay entertainers.
The time was right for an out gay entertainer.
- Julian Clary

The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures;
pictures gay and pictures gloomy,
all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them
a richer and braver way to live.
- Sean O'Casey

Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various
places and making friends,
men and women, was great.
- George Weinberg

There are a lot of gay people in fashion,
but it's not as if every gay person is a great creator.
- Calvin Klein

The way I approach the character isn't about being gay or straight.
It's just about who you love.
Gender has very little to do with it.
- Mia Kirshner

I would rather be known as 'Jim Kolbe,
the trade expert in Congress who happens to be gay,'
rather than 'Jim Kolbe,
gay congressman from Arizona.'
- Jim Kolbe

West Hollywood is predominantly gay,
so every man that came into the grocery store was shopping for his boyfriend.
- Jeri Ryan

People have always said, are you gay? I've had a lot of that.
But it's just not in me.
I really like women a lot; I'm repulsed by men sexually.
- Russell Brand

A lot of attention has been going to social values -
abortion,
gay rights, other divisive issues - but economic values are equally important.
- Robert Reich

The Lord is my Shepherd and he knows I'm gay.
- Troy Perry

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

I got into theatre very early, so yes I was surrounded
by gay people quite early and frequently.
- Judith Light

The gay community just recognizes what their closets
are and we straight have to spend years trying to figure
out which closet we are trapped in.
- Judith Light

I thought they were staring at me because I was gay.
But it was because I was on the telly.
- Julian Clary

A lot of gay men have a lot of sex.
That's what we do.
But I've stopped all that-the revolving door into my bedroom.
Promiscuity.
That was of its day, really.
- Julian Clary

You live with the fear people might find out.
Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go,
I don't think you are gay.
It's enough to drive you crazy.
- Portia de Rossi

I became the toast of London.
A lot of people I met came from these really decadent
families where the married men were gay and no one
thought anything about it.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I am not bisexual.
I am not gay.
I have never had sex with men.
- Matt LeBlanc

Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions.
But when the words "gay marriage" are presented,
they break 3-to-1 against it.
- Dick Morris


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