Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: 'Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?' We must always consider the person.
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door in the country.
All people deserve to be treated with dignity and have their human rights respected, no matter who they are or whom they love.
All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my homosexuals flaming.
Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality.
You know, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender - people are people.
I am who I am because of the people who influenced me growing up, and many of them were gay. No one has any right to tell anyone what makes a family
I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It's not an underground tool for me. It's my whole life.
I'm an American for marriage equality. I believe that love comes in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. So whether you're LGBT or straight, your love is valid, beautiful, and an incredible gift.
You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
The pressures on gay teens can be overwhelming--to keep secrets, tell lies, deny who you are, and try to be who you're not. Remember: you are special and worth being cared about, loved, and accepted just as you are. Never, ever let anyone convince you otherwise.
It would be thrilling, obviously, to be able to have a woman and an openly LGBT person as the mayor of New York City.
I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't.
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.
Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
It does not matter what country we live in, who our leaders are, or even who we are. Because we are human, we therefore have rights. And because we have rights, governments are bound to protect them.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
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