Quotes About Glbt

Quotes tagged as "glbt" (showing 1-30 of 101)
Becky Albertalli
“Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn't be this big awkward thing whether you're straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I'm just saying.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli
“White shouldn't be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn't even be a default.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
tags: glbt

Becky Albertalli
“The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat -- soft and persistent, underlying everything.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli
“But I'm tired of coming out. All I ever do is come out. I try not to change, but I keep changing, in all these tiny ways. I get a girlfriend. I have a beer. And every freaking time, I have to reintroduce myself to the universe all over again.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Sarah Diemer
“Gay kids aren’t a “plot point” that you can play with. Gay kids are real, actual kids, teenagers, growing up into awesome adults, and they don’t have the books they need to reflect that. Growing up, my nose was constantly stuck in a book. Growing up as a lesbian, I was told over and over and over by the lack of gayness in said books that I did not exist. That I wasn’t important enough to tell stories about. That I was invisible. Why are we telling our kids this? Why are we telling them that they’re a minority, and they don’t deserve the same rights as straights, that they’re going to grow up in a world that despises them, that the intolerance of humanity will never change, that they’re worthless. It’s not true.”
Sarah Diemer

Jess C. Scott
“I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.”
Jess C. Scott, New Order

Becky Albertalli
“I mean, I feel secure in my masculinity, too. Being secure in you masculinity isn't the same as being straight.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli
“It is definitely annoying that straight (and white, for that matter) is the default, and that the only people who have to think about their identity are the ones who don't fit that mold. Straight people really should have to come out, and the more awkward it is, the better. Awkwardness should be a requirement.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
tags: glbt

Dani Alexander
“Tell me something good about your life," I whispered, needing to hear that he wasn't as broken as I thought him to be.
Peter breathed into the handset for about two minutes. I began wondering if he was about to hang up, or had fallen asleep, when he answered. "You."
It was so quiet I almost didn't hear it. And then he hung up before I could ask him to repeat himself.
I fell asleep, grinning, with the phone still clutched in my hand and my milk souring on the coffee table.”
Dani Alexander, Shattered Glass

Becky Albertalli
“I don't even know. I'm just so sick of straight people who can't get their shit together.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

David Levithan
“We do not start as dust. We do not end as dust. We make more than dust.

That's all we ask of you. Make more than dust.”
David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing

Dani Alexander
“Peter to Austin:
"Hard-ons don't make you think less. They make you think stupid. Which makes me think you must have one 24/7.”
Dani Alexander, Shattered Glass

“All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.”
Harvey Milk

John Scalzi
“In general there should be gay characters in YA because a) surprise, there are gay folks everywhere and b) in my opinion as a father, there’s not a damn thing wrong with my child encountering gay folks in her literature, because see point a).”
John Scalzi

Madeline Miller
“I would still be with you. But I could sleep outside, so it would not be so obvious. I do not need to attend your councils. I—'
'No. The Phthians will not care. And the others can talk all they like. I will still be Aristos Achaion.' Best of the Greeks.
'Your honor could be darkened by it."
'Then it is darkened.' His jaw shot forward, stubborn. 'They are fools if they let my glory rise or fall on this.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
tags: glbt

Sarah Schulman
“I am not here to entertain straight people.”
Sarah Schulman

Edmund White
“In the past, when gays were very flamboyant as drag queens or as leather queens or whatever, that just amused people. And most of the people that come and watch the gay Halloween parade, where all those excesses are on display, those are straight families, and they think it's funny. But what people don't think is so funny is when two middle-aged lawyers who are married to each other move in next door to you and your wife and they have adopted a Korean girl and they want to send her to school with your children and they want to socialize with you and share a drink over the backyard fence. That creeps people out, especially Christians. So, I don't think gay marriage is a conservative issue. I think it's a radical issue.”
Edmund White

“here’s a toast to Alan Turing
born in harsher, darker times
who thought outside the container
and loved outside the lines
and so the code-breaker was broken
and we’re sorry
yes now the s-word has been spoken
the official conscience woken
– very carefully scripted but at least it’s not encrypted –
and the story does suggest
a part 2 to the Turing Test:
1. can machines behave like humans?
2. can we?”
Matt Harvey

Becky Albertalli
“And this gay thing. It feels so big. It's almost insurmountable. I don't know how to tell them something like this and still come out of it feeling like Simon. Because if Leah and Nick don't recognize me, I don't even recognize myself anymore.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

James Howe
“[Button] If Gay and Lesbian people are given civil rights, soon everyone will want them”
James Howe, Totally Joe

David Levithan
“I'm sorry," he says. "I don't usually like people. So when I do, part of me is really amused and the other part refuses to believe it's happening.”
David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing

Zathyn Priest
“Oh, Cameron," Eldon replied in a whisper, moving closer and brushing his lips over Cameron's mouth. "You are literally the very reason my heart beats. Nothing I have lost can compare with the love in you I have found.”
Zathyn Priest, Liquid Glass

Stephani Hecht
“You think he has some bomb defusing MacGyver contraption cooked up that involves lube, condoms, and a paper clip?”
Stephani Hecht, Double Shot Cappuccino

Cristina Marrero
“Everyone wears clothing, yes? Society divides these clothing up into Men & Women’s, Boys & Girls’, Jr. & Miss. But society cannot decide who wears what. While the fabric may be cut to suit a traditionally male or female body (boy or girls body), the second the buyer purchases the item, that clothing no longer becomes 'boys' or 'girls' clothes, but rather, the buyers clothes. This is an example of the individual defining the identity term vs. the identity term defining the individual.”
Cristina Marrero

Jane Bled
“Humanity was a passing notion to him; something he liked to try on for size and model in the dressing room, but never actually felt compelled to buy.”
Jane Bled

Alex   Sanchez
“I know! It means when two boys are really happy ‘cause they love each other.” She laughed. He wasn’t certain whether to laugh along with her—or cry.”
Alex Sanchez, Rainbow Boys

Marc Acito
“I'm a sucker for a guy with a big organ.”
Marc Acito, How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater

Anne Lister
“Saturday 12 July 1823 [Halifax]

Could not sleep last night. Dozing, hot & disturbed ... a violent longing for a female companion came over me. Never remember feeling it so painfully before ... It was absolute pain to me.”
Anne Lister
tags: glbt, love, sex

Nick Pageant
“She's a lot more than nice," Gran said with a leer, "after our last date, I came home with my face looking like a glazed donut. That gal's juices are flowing. She must be on some kind of hormone replacement therapy.”
Nick Pageant, Beauty And The Bookworm

“Then, as on the night before, we lay down together and I proved how great our friendship had become.”
Henry M. Christman, Gay Tales and Verses from the Arabian Nights

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