quote by Nelson Mandela

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up

— Nelson Mandela

Jittery Lgbt quotations

All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.

If you are not personally free to be yourself in that most important of all human activities... the expression of love... then life itself loses its meaning.

If your Bible tells you that gay people ought not be married in your church, don't tell them they can't be married at city hall. Marriage is a civil rite as well a civil right, and we can't let religious bigotry close the door to justice to anyone.

It's better to be a dictator than gay.


As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself.

You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

I think that everyone has an equal right to play and I think we've been supportive of that. With the Olympics and the controversy around that I think those decisions and those laws aren't necessarily something that I agree with personally ... their laws and their views.

There's this illusion that homosexuals have sex and heterosexuals fall in love.

That's completely untrue. Everybody wants to be loved.

The day we stop resisting our instincts, we'll have learned how to live.


I am who I am because of the people who influenced me growing up, and many of them were gay. No one has any right to tell anyone what makes a family

When I was at Baylor, I wasn't fully happy because I couldn't be all the way out. It feels so good saying it: I am a strong, black lesbian woman.

Soon the day will come when science will win victory over error, justice a victory over injustice, and human love a victory over human hatred and ignorance.

Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender.

At the end of the day it doesn't matter which group is most oppressed or whether they are identically oppressed, what matters is that no group be oppressed.


Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeonholes.

How dare you make my life a felony.

I am reminded of a colleague who reiterated all my homosexual patients are quite sick - to which I finally replied so are all my heterosexual patients.

My hope is that feminist, racial justice, reproductive rights and LGBT movements build a coalition that centers on the lives of women who lead intersectional lives and too often fall in between the cracks of these narrow mission statements.

We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny .

. . I can never be what I ought to be until you are allowed to be what you ought to be.


Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.

I was on Instagram or something and I checked my tagged photos, and I realized that suddenly they were all LGBT artwork. I was like, "Oh, my god!" I had no idea. It was the first time I realized I was a figure for that community.

My struggle has allowed me to transcend that sense of shame and stigma identified with my being a Black gay man. Having come through the fire, they can't touch me.

I came from a pretty accepting community, and my school had a lot of openly gay and LGBT-plus people. When I joined YouTube, I saw a lot more hostility than I saw in my everyday life.

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


When all Americans are treated as equal we are all more free.

I am a strong, black lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better.

Homosexuality is God's way of insuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children.

The pressures on gay teens can be overwhelming--to keep secrets, tell lies, deny who you are, and try to be who you're not. Remember: you are special and worth being cared about, loved, and accepted just as you are. Never, ever let anyone convince you otherwise.

I'm beautiful in my way 'cause God makes no mistakes.

I'm on the right track baby, I was born this way.


Trans women of color dangerously fall in between the cracks of racial justice, feminist and LGbt movements.

I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my homosexuals flaming.

I would advise any gay person that being out in the real sense can never happen too soon.

What would you be like if you were the only person in the world? If you want to be truly happy you must be that person.

I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream.

It's not an underground tool for me. It's my whole life.

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