Best LGBT quotes of 2018: Moving things queer people said this year
As the year draws to a close, PinkNews looks at some of the most moving and memorable LGBT quotes of 2018.
Janelle Monáe comes out as queer
“Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf**ker.”
Gay US figure skater Adam Rippon on his Olympic spat with Vice President Mike Pence
“I don’t want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence, I want it to be about my amazing skating and being America’s sweetheart!”
An open letter in the Metro newspaper, signed by 100 organisations that support trans rights
“To all our trans family, colleagues, customers and friends, we are proud to stand alongside you in the fight for trans equality. We support your right to be yourself and you deserve to be treated with dignity and respect in all parts of daily life. We will keep on playing our part to make that happen and we send you our support and strength in the face of the hostility directed at you. We are proud to come out for trans equality.”
Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller on his affinity to Jesus Christ
“I’d like to chill with Jesus. He seemed like a queer, radical, person of colour who was resisting an occupying empire. I identify with every single faith in the world and none because they’re all f***ed-up. Quote me!”
UK government minister Penny Mordaunt launches a gender recognition consultation
“The starting point for this is that trans people need to be supported and we need to ensure the processes that are there when they’re going through a transition are there to support them and not add to their stresses. Trans women are women, that is the starting point for this consultation.”
Lesbian refugee Alena Sandimirova explains why she fled Russia for the US
“When I got asylum it was amazing. I felt protected, like in the future I will have a place to call home. Coming here has allowed me to realise my full potential… and saved me from suicide. Refugees are some of the strongest people. Not only did they survive the country they came from, but they have the courage to learn the process, to speak up, to pursue.”
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