The Year in Gay Quotes (2013 Edition)


Over the past year, just about everybody had something to say about being gay. From Supreme Court Justices to the Pope, politicians, actors, singers, talk show personalities and more – there was no lack of participation in the national dialog about marriage equality, religious freedom, coming out, hot bodies and gay sex. Here’s a selection of the most memorable things people had to say about being gay this year.

Pope Francis Gay QuoteAll Photos: Getty/quote source


“You know what they do in San Francisco? Some in the gay community there, they want to get people. So if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger. Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.” (source)

— Pat Robertson, religious loon telling how he thinks HIV is spread


Jodie Foster

“I hope you guys weren’t hoping this would be a big coming out speech tonight, because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family, co-workers, and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. But now apparently, I’m told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance, and a prime time reality show … I would have to make out with Marion Cotillard, I would have to spank Daniel Craig’s bottom, you know, just to stay on the air. It’s not bad work if you can get it though.” (source)

— Jodie Foster, accepting Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes


“What I was not aware of until years later was [Liberace’s] lifestyle … Yeah right. Um … oh well!” (source)

— Elton John, saluting Liberace at the 2013 Emmy Awards


Michael Douglas Emmy quote


“Once both gay marriage and marijuana are finally legal, those of you against them are not invited to the really fun parties I’m gonna throw.” (source)

— Zach Braff, actor/director


Tom Daley quote


“I never thought this show would go anywhere. I only wanted to be on it for one reason, and that was to bring some awareness about homophobia in the Middle Eastern community. I identify as the most un-Muslim, semi-Jewish, stunningly beautiful gay Persian man living in Los Angeles.” (source)

— Shahs of Sunset castmate Reza Farahan


Bishop Desmond Tutu gay quote(source)

“Racism, as it exists within the gay community, is one of the most disheartening things. When I first came out, I thought, ‘Oh my God, I am done with hardship – everyone in the community is so accepting!’ It was such a naïve, uninformed view.” (source)

— Dylan Marron, castmember of Whatever This Is web series


 The New Normal
The New Normal – NBC

“On The New Normal the thing I was probably more proud of than anything else is that we were just trying to put positive energy out there in the world, and we got to do it for one season and that’s more than most.” (source)

— Justin Bartha, The New Normal co-star


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