|Tuesday, February 12th, 2008|
I've heard of many people who claim they'd as soon their children were dead as gay. What took me a long time to believe is that these people are saying no more than the truth. They even speak for others too delicate to use the cruel words. For there is all the evidence. The preponderance of school systems, public and parochial, where teachers are fired, routinely, for so much as intimating the right to existence of queer people, desires, activities, children. The routine denial to sexually active adolescents, straight and gay, of the things they need - intelligible information, support and respect, condoms - to protect themselves from HIV transmission. [...] The systematic separation of children from queer adults; their systematic sequestration from the truth about the lives, culture, and sustaining relations of adults they know who may be queer. The complicity of parents, of teachers, of clergy, even of the mental health professions in invalidating and hounding kids who show gender-dissonant tastes, behaviour, body language. [...]
Seemingly, this society wants its children to know nothing; wants its queer children to conform or (and this is not a figure of speech) die; and wants not to know that it is getting what it wants.
- Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Tendencies
|Thursday, November 15th, 2007|
guess there's something wrong with me
guess i don't fit in
no one wants to touch it
no one knows where to begin
i've more than one membership
to more than one club
and i owe my life to the people that i love
- Ani DiFranco, "In or Out"
|Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007|
Be proud of not being ashamed.
- Quentin Crisp
|Wednesday, August 15th, 2007|
And what is she (quoth he) whom thou do'st love?
Look in this glasse (quoth I) there shalt thou see
The perfect forme of my faelicitie.
When, thinking that it would strange Magique prove,
He open'd it: and taking of the cover,
He straight perceav'd himselfe to be my Lover.
- Richard Barnfield
|Thursday, July 26th, 2007|
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
The radical right is so homophobic that they're blaming global warming on the AIDS quilt.
- Dennis Miller
War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting?
- "The Value of Families"
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
|Sunday, July 15th, 2007|
If you want to live in a world where you can hold your boyfriend's hand walking down the street, then hold your boyfriend's hand walking down the street.
- Tammy Baldwin
|Saturday, June 16th, 2007|
People...do not believe there can be tears between men. They think we are only playing at a game and that we do it to shock them.
- James Baldwin
It escapes me why gay men are always described as "mincing" when they walk. Mincing looks rather painful. I suppose that lesbians aren't supposed to mince, though... we're supposed to stomp.
- Andy Foery
Girls who are boys who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they're girls
Who do girls like they're boys
Always should be someone you really love...
- Blur, "Girls and Boys"
|Wednesday, June 6th, 2007|
-Didja make your quota, Lois?
-Yup, kissed a woman from every state in the Union. Rhode Island was a drag queen, though. Do you think that counts?
— Thea and Lois, in Alison Bechdel's Dykes to Watch Out For
|Wednesday, May 30th, 2007|
When asked, "Shall I tell my mother I'm gay?", I reply, "Never tell your mother anything
- Quentin Crisp
|Monday, May 14th, 2007|
The real question is not, "Is homosexuality inborn?" The real question is, "Why are homosexuals forced to prove our emotions are real and permanent, when the same point is accepted as self-evident if expressed by a heterosexual?"
- Hamish Copley
|Tuesday, April 24th, 2007|
In the end, women and gay men understand longing and loss and the pull of the physical body against the weight of societal demand. We are all witches and shape-shifters and healers and gods and goddesses, and we must stay together and join forces to lift each other up.
— Margaret Cho, I'm The One That I Want
|Monday, April 23rd, 2007|
If it be sin to love a lovely lad
Oh there sin I.
- Richard Barnfield, "The Affectionate Shepherd"
|Tuesday, April 17th, 2007|
Thank God, now we can sodomize again!
- Anonymous Florentine official, during riots against the influence of the monk Savonarola
|Thursday, April 12th, 2007|
At this mention of the one category of man who had never shown any interest in her, Ainsley's large blue eyes filled with tears.
- Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman
|Tuesday, April 10th, 2007|
One of the kids in the hall gave me a look, and said something like, "A lesbian in a dress and makeup? Did you find a good man to fuck?" I was ready to lodge my mascara brush up his nose.
-- Heather Crane