Quotations about Homosexuality

When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.  ~Epitaph of Leonard P. Matlovich, 1988 (Thanks, Marlene)

If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone will want them!  ~Author unknown, as seen on a button at evolvefish.com

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

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity.  All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share.  ~Rita Mae Brown

You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.  ~Barry Goldwater

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

It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.  ~Daphne Fielding, The Duchess of Jermyn Street

Homosexuality is god's way of insuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children.  ~Sam Austin

Isn't it a violation of the Georgia sodomy law for the Supreme Court to have its head up its ass?  ~Letter to Playboy magazine, February 1987

Who would give a law to lovers?  Love is unto itself a higher law.  ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work:  "Hello.  Can't work today, still queer."  ~Robin Tyler

You know what they say:  You can't teach a gay dog straight tricks.  ~Trey Parker & Matt Stone, South Park

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, speech, 28 August 1982

You could move.  ~Abigail Van Buren, "Dear Abby," in response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood

War.  Rape.  Murder.  Poverty.  Equal rights for gays.  Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting?  ~The Value of Families

If time and space are curved, where do all of the straight people come from?  ~Author Unknown

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

What is straight?  A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.  ~Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947

There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex.  People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.  ~Elton John

I'd rather be black than gay because when you're black you don't have to tell your mother.  ~Charles Pierce, 1980

That word "lesbian" sounds like a disease.  And straight men know because they're sure that they're the cure.  ~Denise McCanles

As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children.  ~Anita Bryant, 1977

If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters.  ~Anita Bryant

Anita Bryant like Anita hole in the head.  ~Graffiti

The radical right is so homophobic that they're blaming global warming on the AIDS quilt.  ~Dennis Miller

Jesse Helms and Newt Gingrich were shaking hands congratulating themselves on the introduction of an antigay bill in Congress.  If it passes, they won't be able to shake hands, because it will then be illegal for a prick to touch an asshole.  ~Judy Carter

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.  ~W. Somerset Maugham

Drag is when a man wears everything a lesbian won't.  ~Author Unknown

Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen?  He wore pants.  ~Lynn Lavner

I'm a supporter of gay rights.  And not a closet supporter either.  From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community.  There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.  ~Paul Newman

From various bumper stickers:  My sexual orientation?  Horizontal, usually.  ~  I can't even think straight.  ~  Let's get one thing straight, I'm not.  ~  Straight But Not Narrow  ~  Closets are for clothes.  ~  I'm not a lesbian but my girlfriend is.  ~  I'm not gay but my boyfriend is.  ~  Equal rights are not special rights.  ~  Homophobia is a social disease.

I am reminded of a colleague who reiterated "all my homosexual patients are quite sick" - to which I finally replied "so are all my heterosexual patients."  ~Ernest van den Haag, psychotherapist

For a long time I thought I wanted to be a nun.  Then I realized that what I really wanted to be was a lesbian.  ~Mabel Maney

When it comes to exploring the sea of love, I prefer buoys.  ~Andrew G. Dehel

What's the point of being a lesbian if a woman is going to look and act like an imitation man?  ~Rita Mae Brown

The degree and kind of a man's sexuality reach up into the ultimate pinnacle of his spirit.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886

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?"  ~John Stewart

If male homosexuals are called "gay," then female homosexuals should be called "ecstatic."  ~Shelly Roberts

My mother took me to a psychiatrist when I was fifteen because she thought I was a latent homosexual.  There was nothing latent about it.  ~Amanda Bearse

Some women can't say the word lesbian... even when their mouth is full of one.  ~Kate Clinton

One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness.  ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964

I think God is a callous bitch not making me a lesbian.  I'm deeply disappointed by my sexual interest in men.  ~Diamanda Galas

The one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft we can all declare homosexuality instead of running off to Canada.  ~Lorne Bloch

My sexual preference is often.  ~Author Unknown

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals.  Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.  ~Letter to the editor, The Advocate

No matter how far in or out of the closet you are, you still have a next step.  ~Author Unknown

People who can't think of anything else but whether the person you love is indented or convex should be doomed not to think of anything else but that, and so miss the other ninety-five percent of life.  ~Robert Towne

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality.  It's like disapproving of rain.  ~Francis Maude

You are digging for the answers until your fingers bleed, to satisfy the hunger, to satiate the need.... And as you pray in your darkness for wings to set you free, you are bound to your silent legacy.  ~Melissa Etheridge, "Silent Legacy," Yes I Am, 1993

To hear two American men congratulating each other on being heterosexual is one of the most chilling experiences - and unique to the United States.  You don't hear two Italians sitting around complimenting each other because they actually like to go to bed with women.  The American is hysterical about his manhood.  ~Gore Vidal

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