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I've heard other gay people say when they were growing up they felt 'foreign.' Growing up, I was able to label these feelings as: 'I'm a Protestant.' It wasn't until I left, I thought: 'Oh, those weren't Protestant feelings.'
I don't think anyone wants to be gay.
I am camp. Lots of gay men can't cope with their campness. They are in denial about it.
Because society places a value on masculinity, gay men aspire to it. If you go to a gay club and the doorman says, 'You do realise this is a gay club, don't you lads?' you get all excited because you think, 'Wow, he thought I was straight!'
One of the great things about being gay and out is that the papers couldn't care less about your love life.
I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky.
I go all around London advocating lesbian and gay rights.
Kenneth Robert Livingstone
The way I approach the character isn't about being gay or straight. It's just about who you love. Gender has very little to do with it.
If you fall in love with someone gay and you're the opposite gender, it's not going to work.
A lot of gay men are in delusion if they think they're super macho.
The first gay person I ever met was surely not the first gay person I ever met.
I think I have a very good reputation amongst the gay population and among the whole country because I stood up on the issue of gay rights. It is not easy to stand up on that issue when you are single and male in New York City. I did it anyway.
I'm sure that people who elected me, some of them thought I was gay, some of them thought I wasn't gay, and most of them didn't care.
How many gangsters you know, from Al Capone up to John Gotti, been gay?
Well, marriage doesn't function in the way it used to in terms of deciding our fate, but it's in our heads, and it determines a lot of our actions. Like, right now, if you think about gay marriage - and they just started having the first gay marriages in New York - it shows what a potent idea marriage remains for people.
There are people that very strongly identify themselves as gay and then lesbian, and then I think there are a lot of people who are kind of some percentage or some version of that.
Do the bishops seriously imagine that legalising gay marriage will result in thousands of parties to heterosexual marriages suddenly deciding to get divorced so they can marry a person of the same sex?
My gay audience has been with me from the beginning.
Gay icons usually have some tragedy in their lives, but I've only had tragic haircuts and outfits.
I remember my first friend who got sick. It was 1981, and the disease was called the gay cancer. I don't think the word 'AIDS' came out until '84. I just remember it being terrifying as more people got sick. We didn't know how you could catch it, you heard all kinds of crazy things.
I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are fantastic people and I love hanging out with them. But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I'm gay? I promise you that I very much love women.
Trust me, if I were gay I'd be getting more action than I'm getting now.
In Hollywood it seems that you're considered gay until proven otherwise.
I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies.
My dream is to have a gay son.
I have no problem with any gay group that says they're Republicans, but I will fight them tooth and nail if they try to change what the Republican Party believes.
Gay men in L.A. are all a bunch of tens looking for an eleven.
No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down.
If I was gay, why would I hide it?
It's okay for me to be gay, but God didn't make me that way.
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