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Gay Quotes

A collection of gay quotes, updated weekly

“Yes, I wear makeup, I live with a man, and I’m an old fairy. But I know who I am. It’s taken me 20 years, and that deputy won’t destroy it.” —Renato in La Cage aux Folles (1978)

“Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” —Hillary Clinton

“Gay is good.” —Frank Kameny

“Power…flows from the people, and it’s their will that determines who will be the president.” —Joe Biden (2020)

“When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free.” —Barack Obama

“You are loved and accepted just as you are—whether you’ve come out or not.” —Joe Biden (October 11, 2020)

“Vote like your life depends on it.” —Pete Buttigieg (2020)

“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.” —Harvey Milk (1977; Milk was assassinated the following year)

“We’re all born naked, and the rest is drag.” —RuPaul Charles

“Heterosexuality is not normal. It’s just common.” —Dorothy Parker

Illustration: “Popular Lectures on Human Nature,” Library of Congress / public domain.

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