African American Quotations

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965. Our churches sometimes promote these irrational feelings and behaviors. Like the idea that gay or lesbian people can't take good care of children.

Joycelyn Elders, 1933- U.S. Surgeon General

966. There are in the military gay and lesbian and bisexual people of African American descent already. We have come over a path that with tears has been watered.

Elias Farajaje-Jones DC Coalition of Black Gay Men representative

967. It is very important for anxious and paranoid heterosexuals to realize that the world is filled with perfectly capable, well-adjusted, competent homosexuals. Homosexuality is not a deviation, it is a variation. And people need to know that.

Peter J. Gomes, 1942- Minister

968. I was wearing makeup and eyelashes when no men were wearing that.

Little Richard (Richard Penniman), 1935- Entertainer

969. I am a black lesbian and I am your sister.

Audre Lorde, 1934-1992 Writer

970. When I see a white, gay man who is a national bank executive and owns a home and cottage, do I see someone from my community as a black, femme, lesbian writer, filmmaker, and artist? Do I need to?

Roberta M. Munroe Journalist


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