Quips & Quotes

Quips & Quotes

“My shoulders feel much lighter and straighter and I feel my life is a lot more simple now. I lived with the obsession to be accepted for such a long time. But it was when I held my children in my arms I knew I couldn’t do it anymore. I wanted to teach them to be themselves, to know there is nothing wrong with being gay – because there isn’t. I want them to have self-love, pride and dignity. And that means I had to be transparent.” 

– Ricky Martin on coming out

“You cannot compare me and my race to a behavior. Sexuality is a behavior. I cannot change my color. People can change their sexual behavior. I’ve seen people do that. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. So Ive seen a very different perspective on human behaviors. That’s where I’m coming from with that. Everyone has the same basic rights. And no one is telling people in the gay community that they don’t have the same basic rights that anyone in America has.”

– Congressman Allen West

“This puts opposite-sex and same-sex couples on the same footing, because in both cases it is possible to develop love, affection and respect.”

– Conservative Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on his support for civil unions

“Mr. Romney’s position on this issue is not reflective of Jim Davis’, my or New Balance’s position and support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered community … As a company, New Balance embraces the differences in all people and we work tirelessly to create and sustain an environment where everyone — our associates, consumers, customers and guests — are treated with dignity and respect.”

– New Balance President Rob DeMartini said in a statement about the donations made to Mitt Romney’s campaign by the chairman of New Balance Jim Davis

“I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired. Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two. We all knew. We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK. A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it at all costs.”

 – Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine speaking to Out Magazine

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