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I don't particularly like going on about being gay or making a big thing about it, but I think it's a bit of a pain to be secretive about it.
All socio-political phenomena in the U.K. come laden with the baggage of a class-based theory or two attached to them. In the case of gay Tories, there is one particularly silly variant of the category, which asserts that gayness is bred in public schools and thus fits with Conservatism like hand in glove.
On gay adoption I have changed my mind.
If I talk to a girl, it's assumed that I'm having a scene with her. If I don't, then it's assumed that I'm gay.
If you've driven over to the gay section of Los Angeles, it's like a golf course... Real estate values go 'boom!'
If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn't mean I'm gay.
The death of anti-gay hate speech is no doubt being hastened by the head-spinning speed with which gays as a group - to say nothing of gay marriage - are becoming an unremarkable and even quite traditional parts of American life.
The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I'm gay know.
Portia de Rossi
If a person wants to be publicly gay, they should not be teaching in the public schools.
You don't have to be gay to be attracted to your friend.
Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you.
My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven't. I am grateful to them for that.
I would advise any gay person that being out in the real sense can never happen too soon.
My depression at the end of Wham! was because I was beginning to realise I was gay, not bi.
I'm sorry I'm not gay or Jewish, so I don't have a special interest group of journalists that support me.
I am not bisexual. I am not gay. I have never had sex with men.
Most of my friends in New York are single women or gay men.
Sarah Jessica Parker
The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last.
I'm gay, and I was born this way.
I know growing up as a young gay person how much you hate yourself, how much you already think you're different.
When I was in high school I got involved in the fringe theater scene in Chicago, and I met some openly gay people. I could see that it got better, that they were happy and loved and supported. I saw with my own eyes that it got better.
It's going to take generations of gay people marrying before these things start to feel natural. We haven't had it long enough to remake it as our own, so it does feel like you're getting dressed up in straight drag to do it.
My dad was a homicide cop in the gay neighborhood in the city when gay neighborhoods were desperate, depressing, sad places run by the mob. The only gay people he'd met when I came out to him were corpses.
The successes of the LGBT civil rights movement and the more prominent role openly gay people are playing in the public eye has actually turned up the temperature in middle schools and high schools for queer kids.
To be gay is nothing to be proud of. It's in how you are gay that you have something to be proud of, considering the obstacles placed in your path if you are gay.
I'm allergic to dogs, so I couldn't even adopt what gay men typically adopt when they have that maternal gene.
Most Americans don't care about gay marriage.
For years now I have run a kitchen-sink punk salon in my house, called Salon du Gay. In the early days, people would pay for a riot grrrl bob or a passable bleach job with a mixtape, $3 or a selection of baked goods - whichever they could afford. More recently though, with Gossip doing well, I've performed these punk hair transformations for free.
For my group of friends is Lady Gaga eye-opening? No. She's a less dangerous version of what was so cool about pop culture in the '80s. Back then it was so gay and so punk in so many ways.
The wedding took place in Vermont, where they have legalized gay civil unions, and I married a woman.
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