10 hard-hitting quotes on gender and sexuality by famous personalities

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The people we watch, the people we see, the people we read, their words resonate with us more than we know. For marginalised people, the voices of these people become their own, in a sense. As for the LGBTQ community, there have not been nearly enough personalities to represent them at the larger stage. But there have been a few. And there have been some allies who have spoken up for the community when and where it has mattered.

Here is a compilation of ten hard-hitting quotes on diverse gender and sexuality by some people we know only too well – some serious, some intense, while some are quite humorous.

makersSource: Makers

“The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.”

– Rita Mae Brown, author

YouTubeSource: YouTube

“I am a trans woman. My sisters are trans women. We are not secrets. We are not shameful. We are worthy of respect, desire, and love. As there are many kinds of women, there are many kinds of men, and many men desire many kinds of women, trans women are amongst these women. And let’s be clear: Trans women are women.”

– Janet Mock, writer and TV personality

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“It was very cool to emerge from myself in that way. It’s almost like being your own child. It’s a rebirth.”

– Thomas Page McBee, author

the guardianSource: The Guardian

“Gender doesn’t need – and doesn’t have – gatekeepers.”

– Juno Dawson, writer

Hannah-Gadsby-NanetteSource: Flare

“For a long time I knew more facts about unicorns than I did about lesbians.”

– Hannah Gadsby, stand-up comedian

parliament ukSource: Parliament UK

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

– Francis Maude, politician

houston lgbt historySource: Houston LGBT History

“If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work: Hello, can’t work today, still queer.”

– Robin Tyler, comedian and activist

the daily beastSource: The Daily Beast

“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”

– Jason Collins, athlete

making gay historySource: Making Gay History

“Do we have to know who’s gay and who’s straight? Can’t we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive?”

– Ellen DeGeneres, TV personality

the indian expressSource: The Indian Express

“Define yourself in your own terms, in terms of gender, race, anything. We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what we love. That’s OK.”

– Laverne Cox, actor and transgender advocate

BBCSource: BBC

“I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.”

– Miley Cyrus, singer and actor

Stephanie BeatrizSource: People

“But I’ll be bi till the day I die, baby, and I vow to myself to always sing that truth.”

– Stephanie Beatriz, actor


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