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Margaret Cho

“The Pope talks so much shit. The Pope was castigating the media for making gays look normal. YEAH, you’re a real GOOD judge of normal, with your gold dress and your matching gold hat, living it up in the Vatican with 500 men surrounded by the finest antiques in the […]

Frida Kahlo

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she […]

Clive Barker: An Icon For Halloween

“I’m confident in my own complexity and that really interests me, because of the ambiguities of sexuality, the ambiguities of metaphysics and the metaphysics of sexuality are things which hugely influence what I write. So there are gay characters in my fiction, who haven’t really appeared in horror fiction before, […]

Tom Clark

“The world listens to our music, laughs at our jokes, wears our suits, watches our movies, thrills at our athletic performances, reads our books, attends our plays, utilizes our scientific and political thoughts and stands in awe in front of our works of art; while at the same time saying […]

Cheyenne Jackson

“I think it’s been a detriment, probably just a little bit. Had I not been out and open, I think I might have gotten some movies that I screen-tested for. People may have said, “The dude’s gay; how are we going to market this?” But it’s not an issue for […]

Beth Ditto

“If people don’t accept you, don’t change. If you’re being bullied, stay strong.  If someone tries to beat you up, pick up a brick.” Beth Ditto fronts rock band The Gossip, who shot to fame in the UK with the hit single Standing in the Way of Control – a […]

Ifti Naseem

“With each individual who comes to realize that there are Asian queers and queer Asians, that space where the gay zone meets the Asian zone opens up a little more” Reference held in Sydney for Renowned Urdu poet Iftikhar Nasim Ifti who died in Chicago A close family friend and […]

Quentin Crisp

“The worst part of being gay in the twentieth century is all that damn disco music to which one has to listen” Quentin Crisp is the author of the classic — and flamboyantly eccentric — coming-of-age memoir The Naked Civil Servant. The award-winning film version of The Naked Civil Servant, […]

Lana Wachowski – Transcript

“I began to believe voices in my head — that I was a freak, that I am broken, that there is something wrong with me, that I will never be lovable.”  The following is a transcript of a speech delivered by Lana Wachowski to the Human Rights Campaign’s annual gala dinner […]