Best 60 lesbian quotes

Top 60 lesbian quotes compilation

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Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women. – Adrienne Rich

Lesbian humor isn't trying to sell anything, it doesn't have to sell out. Coming out as a lesbian onstage is still a very political act; if it weren't, more women would do it. – Kate Clinton

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teens are bullied and ostracized in epidemic proportions. It's disgusting, and it must change. – Monica Raymund

Lesbianism has always seemed to me an extremely inventive response to a shortage of men, but otherwise not worth the trouble.   – Nora Ephron

Let my lusts be my ruin, then, since all else is a fake and a mockery.   – Hart Crane

Marriages are under strain today in terms of economics. There are social cross-currents. We see failed marriages. But it is not under attack by our gay and lesbian citizens. – Alba Quinones

Most of our parents are straight. Heteros who hate us should stop having us! – Lynda Montgomery

My cousin is an agoraphobic homosexual, which makes it kind of hard for him to come out of the closet.  – Bill Kelly

My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights. – Bruce Springsteen

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share. – Rita Mae Brown

My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom, dignity, and respect. – John 


My mom blames California for me being a lesbian. Everything was fine until you moved out there. That's right, Mom, we have mandatory lesbianism in West Hollywood. The Gay Patrol busted me, and I was given seven business days to add a significant amount of flannel to my wardrobe. – Coley Sohn

My urges to write poetry are lesbian, but whatever compels me to prose is straight.  – Agave Powers

No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love.  The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.   – Rita Mae Brown

No matter how far in or out of the closet you are, you still have a next step.   – Author Unknown

Nothing is unnatural – just untried. – Rita Mae Brown

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. – Shirley Chisholm

People sometimes think I'm gay because I once played a gay in a movie.  It's funny.  Audiences don't think you're a murderer if you play a murderer, but they do think you're gay if you play a gay.   – Perry King

People who can't think of anything else but whether the person you love is indented or convex should be doomed not to think of anything else but that, and so miss the other ninety-five percent of life.   – Robert Towne

Pronouns make it hard to keep our sexual orientation a secret when our co-workers ask us about our weekend. 'I had a great time with…THEM.' Great! Now they dont think you're queer – they just think you're a slut! – Judy Carter

She's a (lesbian), but with a body like that she could get any man she wants. – Carla Gugino

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals.  Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.   – Letter to the editor, The Advocate


Some women can't say the word lesbian…even when their mouth is full of one.  – Kate Clinton

Straight Americans need… an education of the heart and soul.  They must understand – to begin with – how it can feel to spend years denying your own deepest truths, to sit silently through classes, meals, and church services while people you love toss off remarks that brutalize your soul.   – Bruce Bawer

That word lesbian sounds like a disease. And straight men know because they're sure that they're the cure. – Denise McCanles

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals, and three-hundred and sixty two admonishments to heterosexuals. This doesn't mean that God loves heterosexuals any less, it's just that they need more supervision.  – Lynne Lavner

The degree and kind of a man's sexuality reach up into the ultimate pinnacle of his spirit.   – Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886

The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.   – Gore Vidal

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.  –  Amanda Bearse

The next time someone asks you, Hey, howdja get to be a homosexual anyway? tell them, Homosexuals are chosen first on talent, then interview… then the swimsuit and evening gown competition pretty much gets rid of the rest of them.   – Karen Williams

The one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft we can all declare homosexuality instead of running off to Canada.   – Lorne Bloch

The radical right is so homophobic that they're blaming global warming on the AIDS quilt.   – Dennis Miller

The true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women. – Audre Lorde

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 quilt. – Jesse Jackson

There are enormously gifted Episcopal priests around this church who are gay and lesbian, some of whom are partnered, who would make wonderful bishops and they're going to be nominated and they're going to be elected. – Gene Robinson

There are people that very strongly identify themselves as gay and then lesbian, and then I think there are a lot of people who are kind of some percentage or some version of that. – Michael Stipe

There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex.  People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.   – Elton John

There is so much work to be done to treat gays and lesbians and gay and lesbian couples with the respect that they're entitled to. They deserve, in my judgment, partnership benefits. They deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to adoption and immigration. – John Edwards

There's this illusion that homosexuals have sex and heterosexuals fall in love.  That's completely untrue.  Everybody wants to be loved.   – Boy George

They're pushing me to do Howard. Howard's a trip. My friend made me watch the Lesbian Love Connection and I was like, Oh God, get me out of here! – Sherilyn Fenn

To hear two American men congratulating each other on being heterosexual is one of the most chilling experiences – and unique to the United States.  You don't hear two Italians sitting around complimenting each other because they actually like to go to bed with women.  The American is hysterical about his manhood.   – Gore Vidal

To love onself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.  – Oscar Wilde

To me, celebrity doesn't mean a whole lot unless you're willing to use it. So I wanted to use it in a different way, with my AIDS work, the human rights stuff for the gay and lesbian community and the speaking I do. – Judith Light

Trust a nitwit society like this one to think that there are only two categories – fag and straight.   – Gore Vidal

War.  Rape.  Murder.  Poverty.  Equal rights for gays.  Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting?   – The Value of Families

We are in desperate need of a well-done romantic lesbian comedy. – Jill Bennett

We love men.  We just don't want to see them naked.   – Two Nice Girls

We wanted to make the student community more aware of the issues people face as openly gay or lesbian. – Rob Anderson

Well, actually, I'm a bisexual lesbian in a man's body… but it's more complicated than that. – Tony Parker

What are you trying to protect heterosexual marriages from?  There isn't a limited amount of love in Iowa.  It isn't a non-renewable resource.  If Amy and Barbara or Mike and Steve love each other, it doesn't mean that John and Mary can't.   – Ed Fallon

What is straight?  A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.   – Tennessee Williams

What's the point of being a lesbian if a woman is going to look and act like an imitation man? – Rita Mae Brown

When it comes to exploring the sea of love, I prefer buoys.   – Andrew G. Dehel

When my mother found out that I was gay she sent me to Juvenile Hall. That's smart. Sending me to live with five hundred girls who can't get out!  – Kat Howard

Who would give a law to lovers?  Love is unto itself a higher law.   – Boethius

Why can't they have gay people in the army?  Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, Who'd you call a faggot?   – John 


Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?   – Ernest Gaines

Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women. – Rita Mae Brown

Wouldn't it be great if you could only get AIDS from giving money to television preachers?   – Elayne Boosler


You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.   – Barry Goldwater

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