Whether you’re homo, bi, pan, trans, ace or another of our beautiful community, we all deserve love. Here are five of our absolute favourite quotes about love.
Some of these quotes may not have been said directly about same-sex loving, but we think their message transcends gender or biological sex or sexuality.
“Where there is love, there is life” – Mahatma Gandhi.
“The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.” – Rita Mae Brown
“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?” – Author Ernest J. Gaines
“I think being gay is a blessing, and it’s something I am thankful for every single day.” – Anderson Cooper
“Being gay is natural. Hating gay is a lifestyle choice.” – John Fugelsang
“At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won’t be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.” – George Clooney
“Don’t hide behind the Constitution or the Bible. If you’re against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet ‘H’ on your shirt, and say, “I am a homophobe!” – Henry Rollins
My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take.” – Nick Jonas
“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.” – George Takei
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn
“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde
“Love is a terrible thing to hate.” – Anon
“Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.” – Torquato Tasso
“Love Is Love.” – Anon
“The one thing more powerful than love is the insatiable, on-going and everlasting struggle to ensure its existence.” – Jake Hook
“Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” – John Galsworthy
“Love? More of you, less of me-” – Chris Keen
“When you reduce the world to black and white, you never see rainbows.” – Anon
“There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in.” – Chris Colfer
“I’d choose hell over a homophobic heaven.” – Desmond Tutu