Homosexual Quotes

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E.M. Forster
“You do care a little for me, I know... but nothing to speak of, and you don't love me. I was yours once till death if you'd cared to keep me, but I'm someone else's now... and he's mine in a way that shocks you, but why don't you stop being shocked, and attend to your own happiness.”
E.M. Forster, Maurice

David Sedaris
“States vote to take away my marriage rights, and even though I don't want to get married, it tends to hurt my feelings. I guess what bugs me is that it was put to a vote in the first place. If you don't want to marry a homosexual, then don't. But what gives you the right to weigh in on your neighbor's options? It's like voting whether or not redheads should be allowed to celebrate Christmas.”
David Sedaris, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Still it is true that many same-sex couples want nothing more than to join society as fully integrated socially responsible family-centered taxpaying Little League-coaching nation-serving respectably married citizens. So why not welcome them in Why not recruit them by the vanload to sweep in on heroic wings and save the flagging and battered old institution of matrimony from a bunch of apathetic ne'er-do-well heterosexual deadbeats like me”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM
“When we choose to live authentically we chip away at others prisons of pretend and create an opportunity for them to walk out of darkness into freedom.”
Anthony Venn-Brown, A Life of Unlearning - a journey to find the truth

Justin Spring
“George was an atheist, and so am I. But how I long now for an afterlife - a world of light or of deep dazzling darkness, where he and the others we've lost reside, unscathed, forever accessible - to have tea with, to talk nonsense with, to reinvent the world with”
Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

James Baldwin
“Sometimes, when he was not near me, I thought, I will never let him 'Touch' me again. Then, when he 'Touched' me, I thought, it doesn't matter, it is only the body, it will soon be over. When it was over, I lay in the dark and listened to his breathing and dreamed of the 'Touch' of hands, of Giovanni's hands, or anybody's hands, hands which would have the power to crush me and make me whole again.”
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

“Something went klunk. Like a nickel dropping in a soda machine. One of those small insights that explains everything. This was puberty for these boys. Adolescence. The first date, the first kiss, the first chance to hold hands with someone special. Delayed, postponed, a decade's worth of longing--while everybody around you celebrates life, you pretend, suppress, inhibit, deprive yourself of you own joy--but finally ultimately, eventually, you find a place where you can have a taste of everything denied.”
David Gerrold

Michel Tremblay
“I think I am a rare breed, a homosexual who doesn't like men.”
Michel Tremblay

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM
“Homophobia and the closet are allies. Like an unhealthy co-dependent relationship they need each other to survive. One plays the victim living in fear and shame while the other plays the persecutor policing what is ‘normal’. The only way to dismantle homophobia is for every gay man and lesbian in the world to come out and live authentic lives. Once they realise how normal we are and see themselves in us….the controversy is over.”
Anthony Venn-Brown, A Life of Unlearning - a journey to find the truth

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM
“Even if you believe the Genesis record of creation you’ll see that God did not create a black and white world of male and female. Creation is not black and white, it is amazingly diverse, like a rainbow, including sexualities and a variety of non-heterosexual expressions of behaviour, affection and partnering occurring in most species, including humans. The ability to reproduce is only a small part of the creation. Before God created male and female he made an even more important statement; ‘it is not good for mankind to be alone’. This is fundamental to all heterosexual and same-sex relationships. Lasting relationships are based on love, trust and commitment, not sex or reproduction. So stop with the ‘God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve’ quote already. It’s boring and an insult to the creator of this incredible universe.”
Anthony Venn-Brown, A Life of Unlearning - a journey to find the truth

Mary Roach
“Masters points out that the heterosexuals were at a disadvantage, as they do not benefit from what he called “gender empathy”. Doing unto your partner as you would do unto yourself only works well when you’re gay.”
Mary Roach, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

“I am jealous. I’m envious of the easy options all the rest of you enjoy. To date someone or not to date someone? Does she like him? Does he like her? You can try out whatever you like and change your minds at any time. Everyone is available to everyone else. Me? I might be permitted to admire someone from afar, to harbor a yearning in secret, but to act on it would cost me everything.”
Sarah Henstra, We Contain Multitudes

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM
“The enemy is not individuals, churches, 'ex-gay' organisations or political parties; the enemy is ignorance. Change is created by focusing our energies on overcoming the latter instead of attacking the former.”
Anthony Venn-Brown, A Life of Unlearning - a journey to find the truth

Kent Marrero
“See, the institutions and specialist, experts, you see. Yes, yes,
experts, indeed. See, they would have us believe that there is an order
to art. An explanation. Humans are odd creatures in that way. Always
searching for a formula. Yes, a formula to create an expected norm for
unexplainable greatness. A cook book you might say. Yes, a recipe
book for life, love, and art. However, my dear, let me tell you. Yes,
there is no such thing. Every individual is unique in their own design,
as intended by God himself. We classify, yes, always must we classify,
for if not, then we would be lost, yes lost now wouldn't we?
Classification, order, expectations, but alas, we forget. For what is art,
if not the out word expression of an artist. It is the soul of the artisan
and if his expectations are met, than who are we to judge whether his
work be art or not?”
Cristina Marrero, The Unsung Love Story

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people are disgusted by homosexuals. I’m disgusted by those people.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Homosexuality is good for the environment.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people became parents mainly or only to hide the fact that they are sexually attracted only to people of the same sex.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Homosexuality is natural. It is homophobia that is unnatural.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Gay guys have a mystery that most women have lost.”
Lebo Grand

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Saying that something is so gay is so straight.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Homosexuality is not a look.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“There are no unnatural acts, only unacceptable acts.”
Robert Black

New York Public Library
“I just want you all to know,” quipped a platinum blond with obvious glee, “that sometimes being homosexual is a big pain in the ass.”
New York Public Library, The Stonewall Reader

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM
“Sometimes people tell me they don’t want to label themselves by their sexual orientation.

I used to reject my gay identity. In fact I did everything to try and annihilate it. The last thing I would ever do would be to say...... “I’m gay”. Taking ownership of that was a terrifying thought and I believed it had tragic long-term as well as eternal consequences.

The closest I ever got to acknowledging my true orientation was admitting I had “a homosexual problem”. Accepting who I was, was a loooong journey. And once I’d accepted then learning to embrace and celebrate being gay.

We have multi identities. We can have different identities in different contexts. In some contexts some identities are paramount and others irrelevant. The highly self-aware person is conscious of the various identities but manages them wisely, recognizing each one is a part of the whole.

Personally, I’m proud to be a homosexual. No more shame, denial or secrecy. The shame has been washed away by self-acceptance and self-hatred replaced with self-love.

I am gay. Always have been gay. Always will be.”
Anthony Venn-Brown, A Life of Unlearning – a preacher's struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith

“Las mentiras que se repiten sólo para que otros las escuchen acaban siendo creídas por la propia conciencia y empiezan a formar parte de nuestro temperamento o de nuestra biografía. Por eso no sé bien, desde hace mucho tiempo, quién soy realmente. O, mejor dicho, no sé quién habría llegado a ser si en todos aquellos años cardinales no hubiera tenido que mentir día tras día. Tengo la impresión de que sería más afable y compasivo. De que mi neurosis no tendría los rasgos patológicos y antisociales que a veces tiene. De que mis pulsiones sexuales estarían reglamentadas con más simetría. De que no habría llegado a escribir algunos libros dolorosos que he escrito ni a concebir algunas teorías poco piadosas que defiendo cuando me dan la ocasión de hacerlo. De que sería un hombre más insignificante y más feliz de lo que soy.”
Martín Luisgé

“Eduardo o como yo, vivieron su adolescencia encerrados en torres de marfil o en mazmorras aisladas. Cuando uno habla siempre consigo mismo, acaba confundiendo el eco de su voz con la voz de otros. Narciso –cuya homosexualidad no ha sido nunca suficientemente ponderada como metáfora de la soledad– creyó ver en el estanque el rostro de alguien que no era él. Pero era él.”
Martín Luisgé

“Durante la mayor parte de mi vida he creído que lo único sensato que se puede hacer es huir de ella, de la propia vida: enajenarse. No por nihilismo, sino por mero cálculo biológico. Siempre he tenido el convencimiento de que vivir es, incluso para los seres felices, un error formidable. Una enfermedad crónica que debe ser medicada con sustancias químicas en sus fases más agudas. La ginebra, la marihuana y la penicilina son fármacos.”
Martín Luisgé

Madeline Miller
“Aquiles se sonrojó como si le hubieran abofeteado. Una cosa era llevar un vestido, impelido por la necesidad, y otra muy distinta que todos lo supieran. Nuestro pueblo reservaba los más feos apelativos para los hombres que actuaban como mujeres; semejantes insultos habían provocado la pérdida de muchas vidas.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The hardest thing about being a woman isn’t menstruation or giving birth. It’s resisting the pressure to love handbags, makeup, high heels … and men.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, F for Philosopher: A Collection of Funny Yet Profound Aphorisms

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Like things such as sexism and homophobia, racism is an acquired taste.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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