Homophobia Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old homophobia quotes, homophobia sayings, and homophobia proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

In the same way that racists avoid using words like 'racist' to describe themselves, in favor of wrapping their hatred in terms like 'white pride' in order to make the same thing seem less reprehensible than itself. Christina Engela
Being gay is not a mental illness — but homophobia directed at gay people can cause psychological harm to the gay person. It is therefore not the gay person who needs psychiatric intervention from being gay — it is homophobes who need help in dealing with their bigotry and prejudices. Christina Engela
Homophobia is very, very difficult to root out, to extricate. That's why we have to bear witness. That's why we have to be so public about it, and that's why we can't just play footsie with it. Cornel West
Homophobia is the ignorant and arrogant assumption that copulation and reproduction is all there is to a relationship. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Homophobia's just one form of abjection, and wherever you have a marker of deviance - skin colour, gender, gender identity, disability - you get the same mechanisms of prejudice. Hal Duncan
Homophobia: the fear that another man will treat you like you treat women. Andrew Sullivan
Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. Coretta Scott King
A huge part of what animates homophobia among young people is paranoia and fear of their own capacity to be gay themselves. Dan Savage
There are more scriptural reasons to oppose homophobia than to oppose homosexuality. John B. Cobb
Homophobia whether internalized or externalized is really fear; it's not hatred, it's fear. It's fear of the truth about ourselves. Andrew Sullivan
No matter how quietly homophobia is whispered, it doesn't make it any less loud. You can't whisper hate. Leisha Hailey
The roots of homophobia are fear. Fear and more fear. George Weinberg
Homophobia is manufactured in high schools, so its probably useful to keep in mind that it really does bother people. Zak Orth
When one is a Native lesbian, the desire to connect all becomes an urgent longing. Faced with homophobia from our own communities, faced with racism and homophobia from the outsiders who hold semblances of power over us, we feel that desire to connect in a primal way. Beth Brant
We need political power to protect and defend ourselves to eradicate homophobia. This answer may strike some as paranoid or simplistic; but the necessity of a movement that can defend queer people is urgent. Urvashi Vaid
We agree that there is rampant misogyny, but misogynists are nowhere to be found; homophobia is a problem but no one is homophobic. Teju Cole
If you want to know if racism is a problem in your country, you might not want to ask white people. Tim Wise
Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. Corretta Scott KIng
Who is more courageous? The macho gay-basher who roars their hatred or the gay or trans person who faces threats of violence and harm on a daily basis, and carries on being honest about who they are regardless? Christina Engela
The specifics and dimensions of familial homophobia are broad and vast. They can range from short-sighted slights to varying degrees of exclusion to brutal attacks that distort the gay person's life to direct and indirect cruelties that literally end that person's existence. Sarah Schulman
Shunning is the most common form of homophobia and the easiest to carry out. Sarah Schulman
Homophobia is not the fault of gay people. Homophobia is not caused by gay people. Sarah Schulman
Homophobia is a pathological manifestation of heterosexual culture. Sarah Schulman
Homophobia is now popularly construed to mean fear and dislike of homosexuality and of those who practice it. Byrne Fone
Just as homophobia exists between non-homosexual and homosexual people, so it can exist between gay men and lesbians, both as sexism and as incomprehension or dislike of another kind of sexuality. Byrne Fone
Antipathy to them— and condemnation, loathing, fear, and proscription of homosexual behavior— is what we call homophobia. Byrne Fone
The whole world goes on and on about love. Poets spend their lives writing about it. Everyone thinks it's the most wonderful thing. But, when you mention two guys in love, they forget all that and freak out. Mark A. Roeder
Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender. Hendrik Hertzberg
This is why homophobia is a terrible evil: it disguises itself as concern while it is inherently hate. Tyler Oakley
Man cannot be homophobic without having concerned himself with another’s sex life. Mokokoma Mokhonoana