I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful,
strong, and compassionate.
Rita Mae Brown
Some women can't say the word lesbian... even when their mouth
is full of one.
Chris Griffin: Dad, can you help me with my math homework?
Peter Griffin: Math. Math my dear boy is nothing more than
the lesbian sister of biology.
Animated TV series.
Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only
think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between
Rita Mae Brown
For a long time I thought I wanted to be a nun. Then I realized
that what I really wanted to be was a lesbian.
Girls who put out are tramps. Girls who don't are ladies.
This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should
one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn't put out, do
not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What
you have probably found is a lesbian.
The most important political step that any gay man or lesbian
can take is to come out of the closet. It's been proven that
it is easier to hate us and to fear us if you can't see us.
What's the point of being a lesbian if a woman is going to
look and act like an imitation man?
Rita Mae Brown
Charlotte: I don't think she's a lesbian. I think she just
ran out of men.
Sex and the City
Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to
survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors
always have an obligation to those who will face the same
One distressing thing is the way men react to women who assert
their equality: their ultimate weapon is to call them unfeminine.
They think she is anti-male; they even whisper that she's
probably a lesbian.
Ross: [to his parents] Look, I, uh- I realize you guys have
been wondering what exactly happened between Carol and me,
and, so, well, here's the deal. Carol's a lesbian. She's living
with a woman named Susan. She's pregnant with my child, and
she and Susan are going to raise the baby.
The white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the
woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the businessperson,
the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old,
the lesbian, the gay and the disabled make up the American
Sometimes I feel that I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body
- which actually works out pretty well.
Miranda: I'm determined to make partner in this firm, even
if I have to be a lesbian partner.
Sex and the City
As a standup, I try to change the world. As an entertainer,
I try to entertain. And as a lesbian, I try to pick up the
prettiest girl in the room.
I've had to fight to be myself and to be respected. I'm proud
to carry this stigma and call myself a lesbian. I don't boast
about it or broadcast it, but I don't deny it. I've had to
confront society and the Church, which says that homosexuals
are damned. That's absurd. How can someone who's born like
this be judged? I didn't attend lesbian classes. No one taught
me to be this way. I was born this way, from the moment I
opened my eyes in this world. I've never been to bed with
a man. Never. That's how pure I am; I have nothing to be ashamed
of. My gods made me the way I am.
Speaking to Madrid's El Pais newspaper
in October 2000.
Everyone has people in their lives that are gay, lesbian or
transgender or bisexual. They may not want to admit it, but
I guarantee they know somebody.
Billie Jean King
The true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether
or not she ever sleeps with women.
Everyone is their own kind of lesbian. To think there's a
certain way to dress or present yourself in the world is just
one more stereotype we have to fit into.
Portia de Rossi
I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian
who happens to write.
I am going to sing lesbian love songs and support gay rights
no matter what. The rest is public relations.
I am not a lesbian and I am not a slut, and somehow I am going
to make people believe me.
I am not, I repeat, NOT a lesbian - even though I'd like to
be one when I grow up.
I consider myself a lesbian, but I'm a bisexual lesbian.
I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing; its only purpose
is to inflame.
I have met many feminists who were not Lesbians but I have
never met a Lesbian who was not a feminist.
I think my election is one of several indications that gay
and lesbian folk are being brought more into the center of
things. I'd like to think that my election signals my bringing
of gay and lesbian folk into the center of the church.
First bishop in Anglican history known
to be in openly homosexual relationship. He was elected bishop
of Diocese of New Hampshire in Episcopal Church in USA.
I would say that I'm a feminist theorist before I'm a queer
theorist or a gay and lesbian theorist.
I'm happy to say that I'm a lesbian in the world. I know there
are people who don't want to be called women comedians, but
I think it gives a path to the fact that we live in extremely
If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone
will want them!
As seen on a button.
It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who
wants a film career to be open about his sexuality. And even
more difficult for a woman if she`s lesbian. It`s very distressing
to me that that should be the case. The film industry is very
old fashioned in California.
It's so tiring to make love to women, it takes forever. I'm
too lazy to be a lesbian.