Top 100 Quotes About Gay Life

#1. It's better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide.

Vincent Van Gogh

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#2. I've always been impelled to say the truth. When I was 14, in 1954, I already wrote a gay novel, though I'd never read one. I felt that life handed me a great subject, gay life, that had scarcely been examined, and I was impelled to record it in all its strange detail.

Edmund White

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#3. Previously, gay life had seemed a merry series of cabinet reshuffles and rearrangements, in which everyone was single for a time, then paired off for a time. If you stood still with a welcoming smile on your face, sooner or later somebody would come over and sit on it.

Philip Hensher

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#4. Yes, but I think if you look at it with a sort of gay sensibility and want everything to be positive about gay life, it could be interpreted as antigay.

John Schlesinger

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#5. Gay life in 1970 was very bleak, compartmentalized. You didn't take it to work. You had to really lead a double life. There were bars, but you sort of snuck in and snuck out. Activism and gay pride simply didn't exist. I don't even think the word 'gay' was in existence.

Larry Kramer

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#6. One of the definitive works on gay life. Through this collective testimony we may come to understand what it is to be 'the other'; in short, the other part of ourselves.

Studs Terkel

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#7. If I were gay, life would be a lot simpler. I'm kind of annoyed that I'm not.

Grace Slick

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#8. Anything that raises any internal honesty about gay life is inherently suspect.

Andrew Sullivan

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#9. It became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality.

Zachary Quinto

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#10. Paradoxically, since gay men rarely have gay parents, cultural transmission must come from friends or strangers (a problem since the generations so seldom mix in gay life).

Edmund White

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#11. Gay life is this object out there that's waiting to be written about. A lot of people think we've exhausted all the themes of gay fiction, but we've just barely touched on them.

Edmund White

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#12. People are interested not just in Sulu, but George Takei - and he's gay. Life is full of twist and turns.

George Takei

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#13. We do not accept the Western way of thinking that there are two ways of life. At the same time, the police (here) are not chasing gays. In Africa, sexuality is something very private, even for heterosexuals. Heterosexuals are not parading! But gays want to behave like exhibitionists.

Yoweri Museveni

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#14. Life is fullest when we are most true to ourselves.

Gay Hendricks

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#15. Life is at its best when
love, money, and creativity
are growing in harmony.

Gay Hendricks

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#16. I'm not in this just to change the law. It's about changing society. I want gay kids to grow up believing that they can get married, that they can join the Scouts, that they can choose the life they want to live.

Evan Wolfson

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#17. What man can quote a scene from the 1939 film classic? That does not happen in real life, hell, it doesn't even happen in books. I halted hastily in the middle of the parking lot. Of course - it was obvious as a hooker at a debutant ball - Hunter. Was. Gay.

Genna Rulon

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#18. Art is long and life is short.

Christopher Bram

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#19. There are easier things in life than being a drag queen. But I ain't got no choice. Try as I may, I just can't walk in flats.

Harvey Fierstein

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#20. To play a repressed gay man, I had to explore what life was like in an era of sexual repression.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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#21. If it is gay, ribald and lascivious night-life you are after, Israel is not the place for you. The night clubs you do find are nearer in spirit to a YMCA than to dens of iniquity.

George Mikes

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#22. Whoever heard a man of fortune in England talk of the necessaries of life? ... Whether we can afford it or no, we must have superfluities.

John Gay

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#23. About their wedding on a beach of Nantucket, after nearly 50 years together as a couple: "After years of being who we truly were only in the privacy of our homes or with a few friends, we were out in the world, under the sky, no longer pretending." - Norman Sunshine, co-author, Double Life

Norman Sunshine

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#24. He wanted her the rest of his life, and failing that, he wanted permission to walk along beside her while she lived it.

William Gay

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#25. My art teacher in junior high was a very out gay man and a mentor to me. He would tell us about Greenwich Village and show us the 'Village Voice' and describe his life, but it was all sort of subversive and below the radar.

Gus Van Sant

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#26. I'm as heterosexual as any person need be. I'm open about my relationships - or lack thereof - in my own life, because I want to make the case that gay isn't contagious. It's not something that you can catch or learn or choose.

Hal Sparks

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#27. I had to face the fact that I had been using my gay friends as props. They were always supposed to be funny and entertain me and praise me and listen to my problems, and their life was supposed to be a secret that no one wanted to hear about. I wanted them to stay in the half closet.

Tina Fey

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#28. I do not comment on my client's personal lives in the media. As for Luke, he did so once, a long time ago when he was an inexperienced, young actor and now with maturity and hindsight, he has learned not to engage the press in his personal life again.

Luke Evans

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#29. Personally, I think every guy who calls himself straight should take a hike on the gay Appalachian Trail at least once in his life.

Brad Boney

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#30. I've had many, you know, happy ending sleepovers'in my early youth - my period of exploration. I think that's essential. Anyone who hasn't had a gay moment is probably trying to avoid some confrontation with a reality in their life.

Ezra Miller

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#31. I'm especially concerned about the future of this country, because I'm concerned about the gay people of the future. We need to ensure their good life by registering to vote.

George Takei

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#32. I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It's not an underground tool for me. It's my whole life.

Lady Gaga

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#33. We're like, do whatever. Chill out. Be gay. Be straight. I mean, what is the big deal? We're all gonna die anyway, you know? Who wants to spend their precious life hating?

Caroline Kepnes

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#34. It's none of our business, the sexual preference of people. So, I hope if someone's thinking about it, that if they do come out as gay and are a professional football player, and it makes them happy, and it makes their life easier, then I think they should do it.

Andrew Luck

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#35. If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form

Will Smith

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#36. 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.

Harvey Milk

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#37. Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change.

Eric McCormack

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#38. I'm interested in gay characters - not trying to sensationalize gay characters, just [representing] who are in my personal life. I'm interested in exploring my world and my friends, and a lot of them happen to be gay.

Jamie Babbit

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#39. The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!

Ricky Martin

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#40. The gay people I knew in real life were soft spoken and didn't want to call attention to themselves because they were terrified of exposing themselves, of people finding out that they're gay.

Chris Colfer

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#41. They were bound together by a common love of a certain kind of music, physical beauty, and style - all the things one shouldn't throw away an ounce of energy pursuing, and sometimes throw away a life pursuing.

Andrew Holleran

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#42. I believe it is possible to find, at any stage in life, a new appreciation for what you have and what you don't have, as well as the people closest to you. There's a way to experience life that does not involve a phone or a tablet, or a television screen.

Jason Gay

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#43. The mere reality of life would be inconceivably poor without the charm of fancy, which brings in its bosom, no doubt, as many vain fears as idle hopes, but lends much oftener to the illusions it calls up a gay flattering hue than one which inspires terror.

Wilhelm Von Humboldt

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#44. My life has been immensely enriched by gay mentors, colleagues and friends, and any discrimination and persecution of gay people is unacceptable.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

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#45. I think the best part about my dad being gay is that I'm much more open-minded. I feel more at peace and I'm a good listener. I learned so much from (my dad's partner) John. How would I have turned out if this weren't my life?

Judith E. Snow

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#46. Many of you are gripped by the loony idea that your intentions are different from the results you create. It simplifies life enormously the moment you accept that the results you create are your unconscious intentions made visibly manifest.

Gay Hendricks

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#47. Being gay is a fundamental part of my being - the core of who I've always been, and the thing that I had repressed and run from all my life.

James McGreevey

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#48. We don't care, you know? We're like, do whatever. Chill out. Be gay. Be straight. I mean, what is the big deal? We're all gonna die anyway, you know? Who wants to spend their precious life hating?" I

Caroline Kepnes

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#49. Man's nature is not a bit the same as wines. He loses flavour as his life declines. We drink the oldest wine that comes our way. Old men get nasty, old wines make us gay.

Alexis Sanchez

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#50. It's surprising how much life can change in a minute, how we can be swept up in a moment by kind words or affection craved for a lifetime. We'll do anything to feel alive, to feel human.

Brittany Weekley

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#51. Comfort eating or pure greed? Most likely a mixture of both. Pieces of cake or biscuits or chocolate could instantly sweeten the sourness of my life. If you have been called gay all day in the playground, a cake when you returned home from school offered some consolation. A fairy cake of course.

David Walliams

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#52. Being a Boy Scout saved my life. I was a bookish, introverted kid, shy and withdrawn, unhappy and easily bullied. I was also gay, although I didn't know it yet. I should've been miserable. But being a scout got me out of myself and into the world.

Christopher Bram

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#53. Being gay is just one aspect of my very complicated life. I do not wear it on my sleeve.

Patricia Cornwell

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#54. [Marriage] a bond for life, and whether you're gay or straight, it makes no difference to being married. What marriage stands for is that you love that person ... You want to commit yourself to that person forever.

Cheryl Cole

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#55. I studied how to use the clothes washer. The handy instructions on the lid helped; so did the box of suds. It instructed me to separate the whites from the coloreds. Laundry will be the last American institution to desegregate.

Huston Piner

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#56. All things die not: while the soul lives, love lives: the song may be now gay, now plaintive, but it is deathless.

Mary Johnston

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#57. I love you more than life itself, Arodi, you mean everything to me. I'm lost without you. I swear by all that is holy and sacred to me that I will never leave you, and I won't die on you. I'm never going to leave you alone.

C.N. Faust

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#58. I'm always shocked that gay marriage is such a big deal. You have to realize how precious human life is, when there are tsunamis and mudslides, when there are armies and terrorists - at any moment, you could be gone, and potentially in the most brutal fashion.

Jennifer Beals

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#59. Let Joy or Ease, let Affluence or Content, And the gay Conscience of a life well spent, Calm ev'ry thought, inspirit ev'ry grace, Glow in thy heart, and smile upon thy face.

Alexander Pope

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#60. I've known straight and gay people all my life. I can't tell the difference ...
But I'd never marry a guy I didn't like.

Willie Nelson

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#61. He didn't want to have to be the Gay Best Friend providing life lessons for liberal straight people. He just wanted to get laid.


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#62. All monsters are queers. Who is able to bring the dead back to life? God and the Devil. The Devil makes dead men into monsters: immortal, immoral - and queer.

Derek McCormack

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#63. It's hard to know what's gay in life. Boxing. That's two men fighting over a belt.

Demetri Martin

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#64. I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you ... And you ... And you ... Gotta give em hope.

Harvey Milk

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#65. Life is like a song, it will eventually end ... so enjoy it!

Emari Valdicar

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#66. I didn't have any role models. I really thought I was doomed to this loveless, lonely life. I didn't know any gay people until I began doing theater.

Bryan Batt

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#67. I don't think there is a guy that played more gay characters than I have done in my life.

Antonio Banderas

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#68. Christianity is seen by more and more people as a negative message: anti gay, anti immigrant, anti abortion (as the only life issue), anti gay marriage, anti the Democratic party.

Richard Rohr

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#69. What's it like to figure out you're gay and then begin the process of coming out? Well, for most of my life, I felt doomed. I could imagine no path that would allow me to realize my authentic self. I felt the need to lie, even to myself, insisting: I am straight.

Jane Velez-Mitchell

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#70. As gay people, we always think outside of the box. The irreverent is always important to a drag queen and anyone else who lives outside the box. And this is why drag's important: remember to not take life seriously. It's always important to see the laughter in the illusion that we pretend is real.


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#71. I was 'gay-bashed' when I was in school even though, you know, I'm not ... I'm a straight guy that just happens to be what I do. So, it's easily relatable to me. It was awful. It's a hard time in a kid's life.

Grant Gustin

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#72. I want to find that defining moment that you're satisfied and you've done what you want to do in your life.

Tyson Gay

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#73. But thats their image of us so we stay tense, holding our breath, hoping we wont be found out. - about being gay from the film Love My Life

Ebine Yamaji

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#74. For the first time in his life he understood why the Bible called sex "knowing". Everything was different. Now he knew Dante. He'd known Dante. And wonder of wonders, Dante had known him right back.

Damon Suede

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#75. In my life I've discovered that if I cling to the notion that something's not possible, I'm arguing in favor of limitation. And if I argue for my limitations, I get to keep them.

Gay Hendricks

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#76. There's folks you just don't need. You're better off without em. Your life is just a little better because they ain't in it.

William Gay

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#77. Even though I'm from the Midwest, the majority of my life has been spent on the coasts where being gay wasn't really much of a conversation.

Andrew Rannells

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#78. A successful life is an authentic life. Happiness and creativity rest on a foundation of transparency to yourself and others. Knowing your own heart and speaking clearly to others keep you on the path.

Gay Hendricks

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#79. As a heterosexual man, I've never really doubted my sexuality, but I've had men in my life and thought, 'If I was gay, I'd be with him' - you know?

Garret Dillahunt

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#80. It's physically impossible to be both a dork and gay. It's like saying you're color blind and blind. The universe will only allow so much disadvantage in any one given life-form."~Jordan

Eli Easton

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#81. Any of you who have members of your family in the lifestyle, we have a member of our family that is [lesbian]. This is not funny. It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say that this is gay.

Michele Bachmann

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#82. For celebrities, privacy is utterly nonexistent. You are asked intrusive questions about your personal life. You can be photographed at any moment.

Roxane Gay

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#83. I deal with a lot of wonderful gay people. I hire a lot of them. I use a lot of them. I respect them. They're terrific. I am good friends with them. But you live your life the way you want to live, and I'll live mine, and I won't stick my nose in yours.

Richard DeVos

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#84. Leisure for reverie, gay or somber, does much to enrich life.

Mary Ritter Beard

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#85. I wanted to show America a different kind of man. If there was someone like me when I was growing up, my whole life would have been different.

Chaz Bono

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#86. No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track baby I was born to survive.

Lady Gaga

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#87. All too soon will Childhood gay Realise Life's sober sadness. Let's be merry while we may, Innocent and happy Fay! Elves were made for gladness!

Lewis Carroll

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#88. Fill ev'ry glass, for wine inspires us,
And fires us
With courage, love and joy.
Women and wine should life employ.
Is there ought else on earth desirous?

John Gay

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#89. And if he had judged her harshly? If her life were a simple rosary of hours, her life simple and strange as a bird's life, gay in the morning, restless all day, tired at sundown? Her heart simple and willful as a bird's heart?

James Joyce

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#90. Working on 'King Of Texas' was a life experience for me.

Marcia Gay Harden

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#91. I have no idea why gay men love me, but I would have to assume it's because they know how much I love the gays! Everyone needs a good gay man in their life.

Chelsea Handler

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#92. But you should know that about Dauntless- girl, guy, whatever, it doesn't matter here. What matters is what you've got in your gut.

Veronica Roth

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#93. I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay.

Portia De Rossi

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#94. Life for young American college graduates is a festive affair. Free of having to support their families, they mostly have gay parties on rooftops where they reflect at length upon their quirky electronic childhoods and sometimes kiss each other on the lips and neck.

Gary Shteyngart

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#95. If it be not true to me, What care I how true it be.. Though it be not true to thee, It's gay and gospel truth to me..

D.H. Lawrence

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#96. Like my body - I may not control the expiration date, but I can certainly influence the quality of the shelf life.

Gay Hendricks

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#97. You talk about the Pro-Life movement being one of the great shames of our nation. I think, if you want number two, I think - I think it's that. I think it's absolute - it's a travesty that people have forced someone who is gay to make their case that they deserve the same basic rights.

Jon Stewart

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#98. My friend Josh grew up in New York City in the '80s and led an extraordinarily active social life and likes to point out how extraordinary social lives were possible long before people started carrying around phones. You simply made a plan and kept it.

Jason Gay

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#99. Life is full of wonder, love is never wrong ...

Melissa Etheridge

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#100. It's of very little importance to me that I was born gay. It doesn't make me a better athlete, it doesn't make me a stronger person, it doesn't really do anything to enhance my life. It's just something I was born with, the same as green eyes.

Johnny Weir

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