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.
All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.
Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
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.
It's always wrong to hate, but it's never wrong to love.
Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
You know, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender - people are people.
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
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.
We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny . . . I can never be what I ought to be until you are allowed to be what you ought to be.
Women’s voices, LGBT voices, and the voices of people of color are all needed in any art form if we want to explore the true possibilities of that art form. Diversity is strength.
Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.
I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my homosexuals flaming.
As anyone who is gay will confirm, being that way is not something you become, it is a set of emotional and physical responses that just are.
You always have to remember - no matter what you're told - that God loves all the flowers, even the wild ones that grow on the side of the highway.
You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
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.
I don't think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it's a choice, but in fact, it's in one's nature. The choice is whether one expresses one's nature truthfully or spends the rest of one's life lying about it.
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.
Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
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