Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy coming out days

"Since coming out, I feel buoyant, self-content and deeply happy and what I hadn't realised was that deep inside me was the weight that I've now thrown out." Sir Ian McKellen

"There's one difference between being black and being gay. If you're black, you don't have to tell your mother." Quoted on Channel 4's A Beginners Guide to Coming Out

"It's funny because when you do come out you've spent years in the closet beating yourself up about it and you come out and everyone's cool" Matt Lucas quoted on the Lesbian and Gay Foundation website

And for a different view: "Homosexuality bloomed like a poisonous flower, a deadly nightshade that came out after dark for secret assignations in the shadows of the bell tower or the trees beneath which lay yesterday's monks in the monastic graveyard." Rupert Everett, in Red Carpets and other Banana Skins

Gays in the Movies

"Without homosexuals there'd be no Hollywood" Elizabeth Taylor

"Gays in the entertainment industry now compete on a more open and level playing field, and homosexuality is simply one more common bond in an industry where networking means everything

Temptation of the single man

"By persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. Men should be more careful; this very celibacy leads weaker vessels astray" Oscar Wilde