Which of these lesbians is scary, oversexed, or just wanting to bed every woman on the planet?
The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you’ve just told them.
Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.
Rita Mae Brown
Every woman I have ever loved has left her print upon me, where I loved some invaluable piece of myself apart from me–so different that I had to stretch and grow in order to recognize her. And in that growing, we came to separation, that place where work begins.
Are there many things in this cool-hearted world so utterly exquisite
as the pure love of one woman for another?
Mary MacLane (The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself)
I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women…no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
Florence Nightingale (1820 to 1910)
Some women can’t say the word lesbian… even when their mouth is full of one.
For a long time I thought I wanted to be a nun. Then I realized that what I really wanted to be was a lesbian.
The most important political step that any gay man or lesbian can take is to come out of the closet. It’s been proven that it is easier to hate us and to fear us if you can’t see us.
Lesbian humor isn’t trying to sell anything, it doesn’t have to sell out. Coming out as a lesbian onstage is still a very political act; if it weren’t, more women would do it.
As far as I was concerned men were something you had around the place, not particularly interesting, but quite harmless. I had never shown the slightest feeling for them, and apart from my never wearing a skirt, saw nothing else in common between us.
The love expressed between women is particular and powerful, because we have had to love in order to live; love has been our survival.
Cut the ending. Revise the script. The man of her dreams is a girl.
Julie Anne Peters, Keeping You a Secret