I would say that I’m a feminist theorist before I’m a queer theorist or a gay and lesbian theorist.
– Judith Butler
We need someone who will stand up and speak up and speak out for the people who need help, for people who are being discriminated against. And it doesn’t matter whether they are black or white, Latino, Asian or Native American, whether they are straight or gay, Muslim, Christian, or Jews.
– John Lewis
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.
– Jeffrey Eugenides
One school invited me down, as two pupils had come out, and the headmaster didn’t know what to do about it. I said, ‘How many students here are gay?’ and he said, ‘Just these two.’ Clearly not. ‘How many gay members of staff have you got?’ He had no idea. And this was a concerned man.
– Ian Mckellen