Category: LGBTQ

Sara Ramirez

“I was born to a dark-brown Mexican father and a white Mexican Irish American mother. There was so much xenophobia that I internalized. I thought, ‘I’m not white, and that’s bad.’ I grew up with a lot of shame, and that creates confusion around your identity and worth. I was assigned female at birth, so I grew up under these conditions to wear my hair a certain way or dress a certain way, things that felt really rigid and not right for my body. What I ended up doing was trying to constantly perform as a woman. It felt like a question of survival. Being nonbinary isn’t about being married to one hairdo or a way of dressing. It doesn’t mean I don’t ever like wearing makeup or wearing my hair long. It has more to do with understanding of your gender as being on a spectrum. A lot of times you don’t feel male or female, other times you feel like both, and other times you feel like neither. I’ve learned to befriend my feelings instead of running away from them. I’ve learned to dance with change. I can embrace all of who I am. I finally feel free.” -People

Andrew Garfield

 “This means a great deal. Thank you so much. At a moment in time when maybe the most important thing we remember right now is the sanctity of the human spirit, it is the profound privilege of my life to play Prior Walter in Angels in America because he represents the purest spirit of humanity and especially that of the LGBTQ community. It is that spirit that says no to oppression, it is a spirit that says no to bigotry, no to shame, no to exclusion. It is a spirit that says we were all made perfectly, and we all belong. So I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ who have fought and died to protect that spirit. To protect that message for the right to live and love as we are created to… we are all sacred. Let’s just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked!
Andrew Garfield’s acceptance speech for winning Best Actor Tony Award, 2018

Nelson Mandela

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite.”
 Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Miley Cyrus

“Imagine finding someone you love more then anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do. Just put yourself in that persons shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach.”

Portia De Rossi

“Having to hide something like that just ruined me. It really, really killed me. I really, honestly think that anybody that is openly gay and visible is powerful. It doesn’t matter what you do, you are impacting people.”


“Bi-sexual people have to deal with the misconceptions that their identity is just a phase, and that they’ll eventually decide whether they are gay or straight. PSA: They’re neither, and no one should ever feel pressured to fit their sexuality into a binary if it’s not their truth. There are many, many ways to be bisexual. Each individual gets to say how they identify, and nobody’s sexual orientation is up for debate.”  Teen Vogue Magazine