“Making people cry is my favorite thing to do. That was my one goal during Queer Eye. I understand the importance of having a cathartic moment.”
—Queer Eye For The Straight Guy’s Karamo Brown, in an interview with The Guardian.
“My goal is to be a spokesperson for a message of inclusion, respect and diversity not only for the LGBTQ+ community, but also for the entire world.”
—Spain’s Miss Universe Angela Ponce, 26, a transgender woman, on Instagram last month. Ponce will compete in the worldwide Miss Universe contest this December.
Like A Person
“I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her but I’m not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person.”
—Panic! At the Disco‘s Brendon Urie coming out as pansexual in an interview with Paper Magazine.
“Our current political climate is very weird right now and it’s creating a lot of tension and pressure, so … I think Pride is more important than ever.”
—Adam Lambert on
LGBTQ Pride celebrations,
to GQ, last month.
“I worked really hard when I was a kid to hide anything about me that could be perceived as not straight… we each have to respect everyone’s timing.”
—Love Simon’s Keiynan Lonsdale on growing up as a closeted bisexual teen to the Daily Mail Australia.
“There’s so much more to LGBTQ people than who they’re having sex with, and seeing people explore their own [sexuality] and refusing labels is really exciting.”
—Olympic diver Tom Daley to Shortlist, last month.
The Real Issue
“Actors who are trans never even get to audition for anything other than roles of trans characters… That’s the real issue. We can’t even get in the room.”
—Transgender actress Jamie Clayton in a tweet about Scarlett Johansson’s plans to portray a transgender man in an upcoming film.