„The problem is not to discover in oneself the truth of one's sex, but, rather, to use one's sexuality henceforth to arrive at a multiplicity of relationships. And, no doubt, homosexuality is not a form of desire but something desirable. Therefore, we have to work at becoming homosexuals.“
— Michel Foucault French philosopher 1926 - 1984
"Friendship as a Way of Life," interview in Gai pied, April 1981, as translated in Ethics, Subjectivity and Truth (1994), pp. 135-136
— Charles Stross, The Laundry Files
The Laundry Files, The Apocalypse Codex (2012), Chapter 8, “Omega Course” (p. 141)
„Did Romeo and Juliet have a … “relationship”? The term “relationship” … betokens a chaste egalitarianism leveling different ranks and degrees of attachment.“
— Allan Bloom American philosopher, classicist, and academician 1930 - 1992
Love and Friendship (1993), p. 14.
— Michele Bachmann American politician 1956
2000s, Prophetic Views Behind The News KKMS 980-AM Radio 2004-03-20, hosted by Jan Markell on a proposed Minnesota state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage
— Ahmad Jannati Iranian ayatollah 1927
Homosexuality, Secretary of Iranian Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati: I Spit in the Face of the West, which Has Made Homosexuality Official and Legal https://www.memri.org/tv/secretary-iranian-guardian-council-ayatollah-ahmad-jannati-i-spit-face-west-which-has-made/transcript,2006
„It's nice to have a relationship, but women have become addicted. You can have a relationship with God. With nature. With dogs. With yourself. And yes, you can also have a relationship with a man, but if it's going to be a shitty one, it's better to have a relationship with your flowers.“
— Salma Hayek Mexican-American actress and producer 1966
O interview (2003), Context: It's nice to have a relationship, but women have become addicted. You can have a relationship with God. With nature. With dogs. With yourself. And yes, you can also have a relationship with a man, but if it's going to be a shitty one, it's better to have a relationship with your flowers. I know so many lonely women who are married! You have to know the worth of your existence regardless of a man, regardless of an emotional love affair, even regardless of a career. Why should these things validate you as a human being?
„If you ask me:"An openly homosexual teacher can work as a teacher? I say no. (…) I'll not do anything to discriminate you, but I'll also not do anything to put your type of relationship on the same level of the natural family.“
— Gianfranco Fini Italian politician 1952
Fini: un gay non puo' fare il maestro http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1998/aprile/09/Fini_gay_non_puo_fare_co_0_9804094008.shtml, Il Corriere della Sera, 9 April 1998.
— Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939
1930s, "Analysis Terminable and Interminable" (1937)
— Wilfred Thesiger, livro Arabian Sands
Stewart, Rory (2007). Arabian Sands (Introduction). London: Penguin Classics. p. xii. ISBN 9780141442075
„Rick Santorum: In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality—
Lara Jakes Jordan: I'm sorry, I didn't think I was going to talk about "man on dog" with a United States senator, it's sort of freaking me out.“
— Rick Santorum American politician 1958
„This Conference:… (3) recognises that there are among us persons who experience themselves as having a homosexual orientation. Many of these are members of the Church and are seeking the pastoral care, moral direction of the Church, and God's transforming power for the living of their lives and the ordering of relationships. We commit ourselves to listen to the experience of homosexual persons and we wish to assure them that they are loved by God and that all baptised, believing and faithful persons, regardless of sexual orientation, are full members of the Body of Christ; (4) while rejecting homosexual practice as incompatible with Scripture, calls on all our people to minister pastorally and sensitively to all irrespective of sexual orientation and to condemn irrational fear of homosexuals“
— Peter Akinola Anglican Primate of the Church of Nigeria 1944
Associated quotations, Resolution 1.10 on Human Sexuality, Lambeth Conference 1988.
„Once I appealed to distinguish words "gay" and "homosexual" (…). "Gayship" is a political homosexualism, a sort of left-wing ideology based on a bias against traditional lifestyle (…). Homosexualism is a sexual preference.“
— Rafał A. Ziemkiewicz Polish writer 1964
Ziemkiewicz's blog http://blog.rp.pl/ziemkiewicz/2007/08/31/niech-homo-bedzie-homo/
„Homosexuals are not deviating from Islam. Homosexuality is a grave sin, but those who say that homosexuals deviate from Islam are the real deviators. By condemning homosexuals to death they are committing a graver sin than homosexuality itself.“
— Salman al-Ouda journalist 1956
„Perhaps I became so vague, so exhilarated with vagueness, precisely in order to forestall a recognition of the final term of the syllogism that begins: If one man loves another he is a homosexual; I love a man…“
— Edmund White, livro A Boy's Own Story
A Boy's Own Story (1982), Chapter Five (p. 118).
— Peter Pace 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1945
Context: I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral, and that we should not condone immoral acts. I do not believe that the armed forces are well served by saying through our policies that it's okay to be immoral in any way, not just with regards to homosexual acts.