Outspoken

GA Voice - - Outspoken -

“These free­doms that were hard-fought and won, they are frag­ile. In my life­time, I’ve seen the pen­du­lum swing both ways. Make sure that you tell your story to your fam­ily, to your broth­ers and sis­ters here, so that we can con­tinue this power, this love, and this ex­pe­ri­ence for gen­er­a­tions to come. I love you, and I’ll see you next time.”

— Iconic drag queen RuPaul dur­ing a speech at Pride Toronto. (7/3 Screen­cap im­age)

“Even in our com­mu­nity, some­body comes out of the closet and some­one starts rip­ping how they came out. It’s not good enough or strong enough… it’s the neg­a­tiv­ity. We have to stop tear­ing each other down. What’s im­por­tant is lov­ing each other, band­ing to­gether, lift­ing each other up, and of course tack­ling all the ma­jor is­sues we’re in the mid­dle of tack­ling.”

— Out ac­tor Cheyenne Jack­son in an in­ter­view with Out Mag­a­zine. (6/27 In­sta­gram)

“I’ve never been to Pulse night­club in Or­lando, Florida, but that doesn’t mat­ter be­cause I know it like the back of my hand. I know the kind of peo­ple that were there. I know the fun that they were hav­ing. I know the free­dom that they felt to be able to be them­selves, to­tally. I know the boys that they were kiss­ing and I know the mu­sic they were danc­ing to. Be­cause I have kissed those very same boys and I have danced to that very same mu­sic. I have never been to Pulse night­club in Or­lando, Florida, and yet I’ve spent some of the best times of my life there.”

— Ir­ish drag queen and ac­tivist Panti Bliss dur­ing a speech at the Euro­pean Equal­ity Gala. (6/29 Screen­cap im­age)

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