Saturday, February 18, 2012

Quotes by the people for equality

Quotes by the people for equality

“No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.” ~ Rita Mae Brown

“It’s not a matter of gay or straight, it’s just a question of love.” Laurent, just a question of love

“Homosexuality is a sin. Homosexuals are doomed to spend eternity in hell. If they wanted to change, they could be healed of their evil ways. If they would turn away from temptation, they could be normal again if only they would try and try harder if it doesn't work. These are all the things I said to my son Bobby when I found out he was gay.” ~ Mary Griffith, prayers for Bobby

“Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other form of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and their personhood. This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all to easily to victimize the next minority.” ~ Coretta Scott King

“I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people. ... But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, to make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people." ~ Coretta Scott King

“Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union. A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriage.” ~ Coretta Scott King

“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.” ~ Harvey Milk

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” ~ President Abraham Lincoln.

“Some things are just hard to say. You say I’m too young, that it’s just a phase, we’ll catch AIDs, and everything!” ~ Jamie, Beautiful Thing\

“These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of. They go on and on with all this bullshit about ‘sanctity’ – Don’t give me that sanctity crap! Just give everyone the chance to have the life they want. ~ Clint Eastwood.

“It’s always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It’s like disapproving of rain.” Francis Maude

“You don’t have to be gay to be a supporter you just have to be human.” ~ Daniel Radcliffe

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