Great Celebrity Quotes in Support of Gay Equality

Check out how these celebrities helped our cause by just getting it right.

Even though we keep getting daily reminders in the media and in our own lives that there still are many battles to win before we have equality for all, it is amazing how far we have come in a relatively short period of time.

It’s easy to get frustrated by all the idiot comments that are coming from the haters, but it’s so important to remember to appreciate all the good people that have come out in support for gay equality.

Drew Barrymore

“I am who I am because of the people who influenced me growing up, and many of them were gay. No one has any right to tell anyone what makes a family.”
I am who I am because of the people who influenced me growing up, and many of them were gay. No one has any right to tell anyone what makes a family - Drew Barrymore

Sean Penn

“I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone.”
I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that way of support. We've got to have equal rights for everyone - Sean Penn

George Clooney

“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point in our lifetime, gay marriage won’t be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.”
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point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.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

Paul Newman

“I’m a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being… by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.”
I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant. - Paul Newman

Ernest Gaines

“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?”
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? - Ernest Gaines

Tennessee Williams

“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.”
What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains. - Tennessee Williams

James Carville

“I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn’t have to get one.”
I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one. - James Carville

James A. Baldwin

“Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.”
Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. - James A. Baldwin

Keanu Reeves

People were saying that David Geffen and I had gotten married and it just blew me away. Not that they thought I was gay, but that they thought I could land a guy that hot.
People were saying that David Geffen and I had gotten married and it just blew me away. Not that they thought I was gay, but that they thought I could land a guy that hot. - Keanu Reeves

Barack Obama

Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.
Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. - Barack Obama

Will Smith

If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form
If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form - Will Smith

Ricky Gervais

Same sex marriage isn’t gay privilege, it’s equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don’t.
Same sex marriage isn't gay privilege, it's equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don't. - Ricky Gervais

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