Best 93 of Lgbt rights quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

People think that LGBTs adopting children will hurt them, but it's not being in loving homes that hurts children most.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Prejudice is learned. What will you teach others through your actions and words?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

The world could use more love. Why deny it to others?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Quentin R. Bufogle

The Catholic Church standing in "solidarity" with members of the LGBT community while condemning their behavior as "sinful" is a little like attempting to stand with two feet in one shoe. "Love the sinner, hate the sin" sounds really high-minded until you realize the only sin committed was being born different.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Terror doesn't change people from gay to straight. It just hurts innocent people.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Fear is the intended result of codifying homophobia into law.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Courtney Carola

the man i went on a date with did more than try to "cure me" of my asexuality it's funny because i never thought someone's penis would be considered an antidote of any kind and i don't think that's what my doctor meant when he told me i needed more Vitamin D in my diet but apparently my sexuality was enough of a diagnosis for him to decide to play doctor with me maybe he should’ve put his stethoscope up to my mouth instead of between my breasts maybe then he would’ve heard me when i told him to stop it

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Being homosexual is no more abnormal than being lefthanded.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Michael Bronski

The second decade of the twenty-first century—just 150 years after Karl Heinrich Ulrichs and Karl-Maria Kurtbeny, early LGBT rights theorists, ignited the idea of same-sex freedom in 1868—we find ourselves in a heady, global maelstrom of unimaginable liberation and continued stark oppression.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Trump didn't divide America. He just doused us with gasoline and fanned the flames.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Fox Benwell

Rainbow on the inside!” He giggles. “Can you imagine if we all took them for Pride? Dozens of us. Hundreds. Thousands? All of us marching, rainbow to the core?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Springsteen

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the ‘bathroom’ law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Privilege doesn't just insulate people from the consequences of their prejudice, it cuts them off from their humanity.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Saying something is 'politically correct' is often a way of dismissing the voices of the oppressed.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mitt Romney

I oppose same-sex marriage but I would advance equal rights in employment for gay and lesbian people. I appointed a few judges who were gay and I had few people in my cabinet that I found out were gay. I never asked peoples sexual orientation.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Those who benefit from unearned privilege are too often quick to discount those who don't.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Courtney Carola

Living in a world that is grossly opposed to who you are, the bravest and most radical thing to do is to be yourself. And being a part of the LGBT+ community is just that – brave.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

It's not conversion 'therapy;' it's conversion brainwashing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lisa Diamond

Antigay activists have historically maintained that same-sex sexuality is a lifestyle choice that should be discouraged, deemed illegitimate, and even punished by the culture at large. In other words, if lesbian/gay/bisexual people to not have to be gay but are simply choosing a path of decadence and deviance, then the government should have no obligation to protect their civil rights or honor their relationships; to the contrary, the state should actively condemn same-sex sexuality and deny it legal and social recognition in order to discourage others from following that path. Not surprisingly, advocates for gay/lesbian/bisexual rights see things differently. They counter that sexual orientation is not a matter of choice but an inborn trait that is much beyond an individual's control as skin or eye color. Accordingly, since gay/lesbian/bisexual individuals cannot choose to be heterosexual, it is unethical to discriminate against them and to deny legal recognition to same-sex relationships. (...) Perhaps instead of arguing that gay/lesbian/bisexual individuals deserve civil rights because they are powerless to change their behavior, we should affirm the fundamental rights of all people to determine their own emotional and sexual lives.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Bruce Springsteen

Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chely Wright

I hear the word "tolerance" -- that some people are trying to teach people to be tolerant of gays. I'm not satisfied with that word. I am gay, and I am not seeking to be "tolerated." One tolerates a toothache, rush-hour traffic, an annoying neighbor with a cluttered yard. I am not a negative to be tolerated.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Calling for an end to hate shouldn't be treated as a punishable offense.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Frederic Martel

You can create a real geopolitics of LGBT rights based as much on languages as on cultural boundaries.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

There is nothing 'honorable' or 'reasonable' in giving a pass to those who want to discriminate.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

One of the best ways you can fight discrimination is by taking good care of yourself. Your survival is not just important; it's an act of revolution.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Building bridges takes us further than building walls.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mitt Romney

I oppose same-sex marriage and civil unions but I support domestic partnership between gay and lesbian couples. I have no problem with gay and lesbian couples adopting. I support equal benefits for same-sex couples such as hospital visitation rights

By Anonym 19 Sep

David Levithan

We come to a corner where there are a few people protesting the festivities. I don't understand this at all. It's like protesting the fact that some people are red-haired. In my experience, desire is desire, love is love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Discrimination is discrimination, even when people claim it's 'tradition.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Same-sex marriage has not created problems for religious institutions; religious institutions have created problems for same-sex marriage.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Courtney Carola

you’re such a pretty girl” they say but they don’t see the way she recoils back from the world as if it’s coming for her like fire, as if it burns and it does it burns like a flame that no one can see so white hot and intense that it rivals the sun it melts her skin and eats away at her flesh until she is nothing nothing but a skeleton that no one can call a girl

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

When you've grown up mis-educated, surrounded by fear and hate, unaware of your privilege, lies can sound like the truth.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Courtney Carola

my blood runs pink (for my sexuality that is mine to embrace, not yours to strike with lightning bolts of change) and red (for the life i will continue to live, the life you cannot take away from me) and orange (for my siblings who heal me with their love and understanding, helping me piece myself back together after you tried to break me) and yellow (for the sunlight from within that still manages to shine in these dark times) and green (for existing in the natural, physical world when all you want is my disappearance) and blue (for the serenity we bring amidst the disturbances we face) and purple (for my spirit, which won’t be broken) (it can never be broken and you will never break us)

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Bigotry lives not just in our words, but in our actions, thoughts, and institutions.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Courtney Carola

i’ll be okay even if i don’t understand how i don’t want to be a girl, but also don’t want to be a man

By Anonym 19 Sep

Courtney Carola

they want us to believe that the way we love is wrong “and a man who will lie down with a male in a woman’s bed both of them have made an abomination.” but conveniently forget how David’s and Jonathan’s souls were knit together, that the two of them had a bond between the two of them that was too strong to ignore that the two of them formed a covenant with one another. “the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.” that David preferred the love of Jonathan to the love of any woman

By Anonym 20 Sep

Anthony Venn-brown

When you hear of Gay Pride, remember, it was not born out of a need to celebrate being gay. It evolved out of our need as human beings to break free of oppression and to exist without being criminalized, pathologized or persecuted. Depending on a number of factors, particularly religion, freeing ourselves from gay shame and coming to self-love and acceptance, can not only be an agonising journey, it can take years. Tragically some don't make it. Instead of wondering why there isn't a straight pride be grateful you have never needed one. Celebrate with us.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

When we allow violence against some, we enable violence against all.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

When we hide discrimination under the guise of 'religious freedom,' we make a mockery of human rights.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Homosexuals are not made, they are born.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

In the unification of two minds, orientation of sexuality is irrelevant.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Courtney Carola

they want us to believe that to be queer, to be trans, to be confused, to be questioning is equivalent to being a sinner but conveniently forget that we are all sinners in God’s eyes that every day we all sin that sin dates all the way back to Adam and Eve, and ever since then we have all been deemed sinners in God’s eyes but sinners can be forgiven

By Anonym 17 Sep

Catherine Maiorisi

On a day-to-day basis you forget that being a lesbian, being gay or trans, you're not like everybody else, that you're different. You lige your life, working hard, paying taxes, trying to be productive, looking for love and happiness like everybody else, and then something like this happens and you're forced to confront the fact [...]

By Anonym 17 Sep

S. E. Harmon

One day, progress being what it was, I hoped no one would have to have a big gay coming-out or a bisexual coming-out. It would just be what it was, and that would be that. But we weren't quite there yet.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Love has no gender - compassion has no religion - character has no race.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott A. Butler

A defeat for humanity would be the failure to recognise the rights of two people who love each other. A defeat for humanity is that people accept such hatred and discrimination into their hearts. A defeat for humanity would be the failure of the church to recognise that nobody can control who a person loves. A victory for humanity would be the dissolution of a theocratic dystopia that promotes anti-equality (aka "the Vatican") which has no place in a modern society.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Privilege is when you can afford to sit back and watch as others' rights are trampled upon.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Homosexuality is immutable, irreversible and nonpathological.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Pride is not an LGBT celebration, it's a human rights celebration - it's a celebration of equality - it's a celebration of inclusion - it's a celebration of acceptance.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Stewart Stafford

Why did Irish people vote to introduce gay marriage? Because we know what discrimination feels like and if we can take the boot of oppression off someone else's throat, we'll do it every time.