I am a gay man. It's not a secret, but not something everyone
would know. It's not something that defines me. It's just
part of who I am. It is part of my character. I'm comfortable
to talk about it now, but I haven't always been. It's not
a big deal for me anymore. I hope it's not a big deal for
anyone else. My mum was concerned I would be beat up on the
street, or that I'd lose my seat, or that people would use
it against me in politics.
Irish Minister for Health 'coming out'
in radio interview, first ever Irish Government Minister to
openly declare himself gay.
It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic
or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor,
able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America
if you're willing to try.
2012 acceptance speech as U.S. President.
When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing
two men and a discharge for loving one.
Epitaph on gay Vietnam veteran's gravestone
at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
It seems to me that the real clue to your sexual orientation
lies in your romantic feelings rather than your sexual feelings.
If you are really gay, you are able to fall in love with a
man, not just enjoy sex with him.
I say that homosexuality is not just a form of sex, it's
a form of love - and it commands our respect for that reason.
I think that the best day will be when we no longer talk
about being gay or straight - it's not a 'gay wedding,' it's
just a 'wedding.'
When you reduce life to black and white, you never see rainbows.
I'm here today because I am gay, and because maybe I can
make a difference to help others have an easier and a more
hopeful time....I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying
by omission...I suffered for years because I was scared to
be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and
my relationships suffered. And I'm standing here today, with
all of you, on the other side of all that pain.
The Canadian actress comes out as gay.
Dumbledore is gay.
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter author outing one of her
characters while speaking to fans at Carnegie Hall.
It's better to like beautiful girls than to be gay.
Italian Prime Minister after a teenage
girl told of the 'bunga bunga' orgies she witnessed at his
home when she was 17.
Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world
for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character
in Archie comic books.
Co-CEO of Archie Comics announces debut
of Kevin Keller, first openly gay character, in Archie's Veronica
I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay
man who understood human problems.
I'll be long dead and there will still be people who say
I am gay.
Actor says he ignores gossip about his
Shakespeare obviously enjoyed sex with men as well as women.
Claiming The Merchant of Venice proved
the Bard was gay.
Anita Bryant like Anita hole in the head.
As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically
reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children.
James had a number of 'favorites' such as the Earl of Somerset
and the Duke of Buckingham, with whom he undoubtedly has sexual
David Harris Wilson
American historian and biographer in
no doubt that King James I of England was gay.
Before you criticize queens, fairies or someone who acts
'too queer', consider where we'd be without them.
The Gay Guy's Guide to Life.
Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing
to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified
as an illness.
Letter to American mother's plea to cure
her son's homosexuality, 1935.
As long as society is anti-gay, then it will seem like being
gay is anti-social.