Best Quotes About Homophobia

The roots of homophobia are fear. Fear and more fear. -George Weinberg

Well, fear and homophobia are both pervasive. -Kathy Acker

A huge part of what animates homophobia among young people is paranoia and fear of their own capacity to be gay themselves. -Dan Savage

There's still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It's regrettable, it's stupid, it's heartless, and it's immoral, but there it is. -Rupert Everett

I think as a whole America is dealing with the issue of homophobia. We got to be really honest about whether we believe in civil rights for all people or not. As Black people we need to remember the moment that we say it's okay to disenfranchise one segment of society, we're opening the door to move backward on ourselves. -Kerry Washington

I think that the roots of racism have always been economic, and I think people are desperate and scared. And when you're desperate and scared you scapegoat people. It exacerbates latent tendencies toward – well, toward racism or homophobia or anti-Semitism. -Henry Louis Gates

In every election homophobia has been part of the landscape and in every campaign I've been able to become connected enough to my constituents that they know who I am and that I can be elected on my merits. -Kathleen Wynne

I grew up in the Deep South, where sexism, racism, and homophobia were and still are alive and well. I have early, early memories of words and actions of this type being very painful. -Pauley Perrette

You know, people do call it homophobia, and even that term alone is interesting to me. Because I don't even know how they call it homophobia, because that's a fear of the same. It's more heterophobia. It's a fear of something different from yourself. -Scott Fujita

There's no question that homophobia is rampant among the world's 1.5 billion Muslims – but that doesn't negate the fact that there are huge groups of Muslims who have easily reconciled their faith and sexual orientation, like LGBT people in other faith communities. -Reza Aslan

Racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, sexism, anything Nazi and a boatload of other things have no place in my life. -Sandra Bullock

The widely held belief that the heterosexual nuclear family is best for children has long been used as a smoke screen for homophobia and as a talking point to quash marriage-equality efforts. -Jessica Valenti

Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor. -Henry Rollins

It is amazing to hear grown-up people rationalize homophobia and discrimination. The lengths they go to trying to prove their points take reason to its breaking point. -Henry Rollins

If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence, and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest. -Bill Maher

Liberal Christianity, of course, has enemies, but they are everyone's enemies – sexism, racism, homophobia. But liberal versions of Christianity, which can be both theologically and politically conservative, assume that what it means to be Christian qua Christian is to have no enemies peculiar to being Christian. -Stanley Hauerwas

What does homophobia look like when it's stripped bare of fancy costumes like family values and tradition? It looks like that group of strange, angry people who protest at the funerals of U.S. soldiers who've died fighting for our country. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

I think we won't be able to understand the operations of trans-phobia, homophobia, if we don't understand how certain kinds of links are forged between gender and sexuality in the minds of those who want masculinity to be absolutely separate from femininity and heterosexuality to be absolutely separate from homosexuality. -Judith Butler

My truth is I am gay and out, and if I can't do that in my music, then I don't need it. Fortunately, I do feel like there is a movement against homophobia, and I hope to be part of that. -Billy Porter

Of all the sicknesses, there is probably none more abusive than homophobia. -Tracy Morgan

I know about homophobia in the music industry – not just in hip-hop. Obviously, we're dealing with homophobia in hip-hop; we're dealing with homophobia in the black community. -Jussie Smollett

I have Jewish friends. I have Middle Eastern friends. I have Spanish and Italian and British and Scottish and German friends and Austrian friends, and guess what? They all deal with homophobia. It's an earthling epidemic; it's not isolated in the black community. -Jussie Smollett

I was the first South Asian female to do comedy videos on YouTube. But at the same time, all races face their barriers, and I've learned through YouTube, if it's not race, it will be sexism, if it's not sexism, it will be homophobia. It will always be something, and all voices should be heard. -Lilly Singh

You can have all of the laws and protection in place, but how do you get rid of homophobia? This is something that the U.S. is going to have to deal with. -James Costos

Because homophobia is still largely driven by the church, it's legitimised. It's also tied to sexism, because those two are never far apart. -Marlon James

It's no secret that Cuba is a typical Latin American culture in that it has a fair amount of homophobia. Homosexuals have been notoriously persecuted under Fidel's government. -Rachel Kushner

I'm usually in control of the room, but if I sense some kind of hostility, I address it. Occasionally, there are pockets of homophobia, and it's not just the South – it's all over the country. -James Adomian

I have watched as a people and as a country and a culture over the course of my teenage-into-adulthood life, and I do still think there is a tremendous amount of homophobia that exists. -Jillian Michaels

There's still a tremendous amount of homophobia out there in the world, but it is what it is. I am who I am, and the people in my life are who they are, and they love us, hate us, for whatever reason. It is what it is. -Jillian Michaels

We will not import crime, terrorism, homophobia, and a brand of anti-Semitism that sets synagogues ablaze. -Viktor Orban

It was my own internalised homophobia. I didn't want to be gay. -Jane Lynch

I'm sad, upset, and disheartened with the trolling that happens on social media… At the end of the day, this whole homophobia is so disheartening and upsetting. And then they say, 'Why don't you speak about your sexuality? You could be iconic in this country.' But I don't want to be iconic anywhere. I want to live my life. -Karan Johar

You grow up and recognise that in an educated, secular society, there's no excuse for ignorance. You have to recognise in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society. -Hozier

You grow up and recognize that in any educated secular society, there's no excuse for ignorance. You have to recognize in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society. -Hozier

Fear and ignorance fuel so much homophobia. -David Furnish

We may be more sophisticated in how we hide it, but there are still so many phobias in this world, whether it's Islamophobia, xenophobia or homophobia. I've been trying to do things that expose and help teach and draw attention to all of the 'isms' and how we do or don't deal with them in our world. -Bonnie Hammer

If somebody takes masses of non-registered immigrants from the Middle East into a country, this also means importing terrorism, criminalism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia. -Viktor Orban

Our interest is in showing that homophobia is not part of the agenda for a new Africa. -Wangechi Mutu

This is an industry rife with racism, sexism and homophobia. It is so closely woven into the fabric of the business that we have become snowblind to the glaring injustices happening every day. -Jessica Chastain

Racism and sexism, misogyny and homophobia, they're so visible. They're out in the open. When they're visible, it's a lot easier to deal with them. -Dolores Huerta

Both racism and homophobia come from a sense of the presumed and the unknown. -Jacqueline Woodson

I think, even though homophobia still exists, there is much more of a dialogue and a taboo around being homophobic. -Jacqueline Woodson

The only way to really change perceptions, to break down barriers, break down homophobia, is through representation. That's definitely not something I had as a kid. I never saw a gay athlete kissing their boyfriend at the Olympics. I think if I had, it would've made it easier for me. -Gus Kenworthy

We – America – have to move past the ideology, the tribalism, that grips this country. As ridiculous as this sounds, I believe 'Black Panther,' the film, could help us do that if it addresses issues of tribal polarization and, by extension, racism, xenophobia, and homophobia in an entertaining, non-preachy way. -Christopher Priest

I feel like there is a lot of homophobia and misogyny in the music business, and I feel like I've gotten to a place where I've broken down a lot of those doors. -Justin Tranter

I've had the experience of going through homophobia in my work, and I can share my experiences so future generations don't have to deal with what I've dealt with. -Justin Tranter

I won't do press anymore unless I can talk about the homophobia and let queer people know our ideas are mainstream. -Justin Tranter

I've experienced some really very obvious, direct homophobia – when I was still trying to be an artist, behind the scenes, being told to be less gay, be less feminine. -Justin Tranter

We'd better not speak against misogyny if, in the same breath, we're not also speaking against transphobia and homophobia and racism and classism and poverty. This is one fight. It always has been. -Glennon Doyle Melton

Part of my struggle with being gay was that a lot of my homophobia was internalized because of the cues that I was – received. I didn't see anybody like myself in the culture. RuPaul was the closest to a gay, out black man that I had growing up. -Justin Simien

As the Trump administration takes office – and we see acts of racism, misogyny, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination around the country – ask yourself, 'What's important to me? What do I care about? What have I benefitted from that I want to pay forward?' Then look for ways to spread help and hope. -Celeste Ng

I've been standing with and united with the gay community. I know so many gay men and women that homophobia is such a baffling thing for me. -Lynda Carter

Trump is literally the epitome of evil, all the evils of this country – be it racism, capitalism, sexism, homophobia. -Patrisse Cullors

For many gay and bisexual men of color, economic inequalities add to the pernicious effects of oppression and homophobia. -Karamo Brown

Life experiences with oppression and homophobia often become internalized and can have detrimental effects on the development of positive sexual identity for Southern black gay men. -Karamo Brown

I would like to encourage hip hop artists to invite those of us who are in the queer spaces in, so we can have those conversations. I love hip hop. If you bring me in the studio, I know how to act. And we can talk about what's not cool because, clearly, there's still homophobia that penetrates in all these areas. -Karamo Brown

I've experienced racism and homophobia my whole life, so I've trained myself to just deal with it calmly, to not cause a scene, and to find a way to calm the situation down. -Tan France

I do think homophobia is rife, as it always has been. -Tan France

It only takes two seconds of your life to say, 'I don't agree with white supremacy. I don't agree with homophobia.' -Lauren Mayberry

If Hillary Clinton had been president, we'd have had a false sense of security. Trump has brought everything to the light – racism, homophobia. It's one of our darkest points, because we should know better. -LP

I have no patience for homophobia. -Dan Levy

Everyone that's ever seen 'Pose' who isn't trans or doesn't have any connection to the LGBTQ community has been given the opportunity to create empathetic relationships to the characters that they would not have otherwise been able to. That's super essential in helping counter homophobia and transphobia. -Indya Moore

Both casual, unthinking discrimination and deliberate, malicious homophobia erode self-confidence and undermine mental health. Both are far too common, not just in our schoolyards or online but in sporting clubs, in the outer and even in our national parliament. -Bill Shorten

Minister Farrakhan absolutely says anti-Semitic, misogynistic and homophobic remarks. And we have unequivocally rejected all forms of racism and hate, including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, etc. -Linda Sarsour

We show up to fight racism, anti-black racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, misogyny, patriarchy, anti-Semitism, because after Donald Trump is out of office, there will still be all those things here. -Linda Sarsour

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