The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.
If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at one's friends and family and see if love is all around. If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.
I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty, dominance, inequity. I long for the liberation of all people.
It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.
One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time.
I am going to sing lesbian love songs and support gay rights no matter what. The rest is public relations.
The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do. I don't need their approval. I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model.
Young people discovering their sexuality must know they walk with a strong tradition and that they are not alone. They have a right to information without being pressured.
An activist is one who is actively involved in creating community, whether that is locally in their neighborhood or internationally. It is an admirable quality.
People in power need to control others in order to maintain power. One of the ways to do that is to take that which is threatening and demonize it.
The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do. I don't need their approval. I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model
Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity.
Anything that is non-violent is OK with me.
I have often felt bad that I am not great at any one thing. Like just a super super singer. Or the Gregory Hines of something.
The kitchen may not get cleaned, and I have to accept that. I do the important things.
I want word of mouth to be our biggest voice.
If black people mistrust white people, they are mistrusting racism, and that is appropriate.
As the middle begins to feel safe enough to accept some of the so-called radical thinking, ideas move to the middle and a new edge is created.
It seems to me the most important issue in the LGBT community is the right to be queer-the right to be free of the heterosexual assumption.
I believe people who practice their beliefs in daily life are activists.
That made me feel good, not to go to a resort where outside the door is extreme poverty.
The more confident one becomes, the less one needs all people to be the same.
You tend to be afraid when someone seems foreign to you. But if you aren't careful, that can lead to bigotry.
I always try to honor a character by being honest and truthful to who they are, in spite of my own personality and beliefs.
That made me feel good, not to go to a resort where outside the door is extreme poverty
I don't much care who is gay or straight or married or not. I mostly notice if they are brave enough to confront bigotry.
There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another.
I've always known the greatness of black people.
There is a child in all of us, a person who believes in a glorious future.
I would love to direct a movie, something I really like with a great cast. What a dream!
I spent years crying in my diary.
But I finally stopped finding
fault with myself. We're
all different, yet the same.
I meet so many people, but I don't know anybody.
We gave up having a TV last year. I am out of the loop. Life is way better than TV. I recommend it to anyone who has forgotten they have one.
We are a complex species to observe
I have often felt bad that I am not great at any one thing. Like just a super super singer. Or the Gregory Hines of something
There are brilliant out lesbians and gay men and bisexuals and transgendered people and heterosexuals keeping the fire of change alive. Not a day goes by when I don't feel grateful to them for their work.