“To be gay and out of shape is almost as much of a stigma as just being gay used to be.”

 

Bruce Vilanch

“Yeah, I had gay friends. The first thing I realized was that everybody’s different, and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“There is a tendency under capitalism system to reduce everything to a kind of commodity fetish, and this order tends to promote extremely conventional and uniform expressions of gender and sexuality in order to promote certain products and lifestyle choices that are commercialized. This necessarily entails a capitulation to heteronormativity, or in the case of the new gay movement, a “homonormativity” that doesn’t stray far from the heterosexual paradigm. Anyone who questions these normative values and conventions is subject to disapproval, hostility, or even violence.”

 

Bruce LaBruce

“I am not gay. I am, as far as I know, heterosexual. I’ve never been with a guy.”

 

Bruce Jenner

“I hate the term ‘arm candy.’ But, look, a woman’s figure is a beautiful thing, and if she has shapely legs, then she should show them off, because men love to see that. Not just heterosexual men – gay men like to see a woman in her beauty and the shape of her.”

 

Bruce Forsyth

“Straight Americans need… an education of the heart and soul. They must understand – to begin with – how it can feel to spend years denying your own deepest truths, to sit silently through classes, meals, and church services while people you love toss off remarks that brutalize your soul.”

Bruce Bawer

“Not all gays respond to the same stuff. Would Alexander the Great have loved Auntie Mame?”

Bruce Bawer

“I have been kicked out of my home for being gay. I felt that.”

Brooke Candy

“A lot of my hair stylists and my beauty team that I work with are gay so I hang out with gays a lot and I just think they’re adorable and hilarious.”

 

Britney Spears

“Love is love! People should be able to do whatever makes them happy!”

 

Britney Spears

“If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say—and I’m fine with gay people, that’s all right—but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he’s not, I think, so I don’t know. Again, I couldn’t care less. I’m accepting.”

 

Brian Schweitzer

“I love San Francisco and Brighton has something of San Francisco about it. It’s by the sea, there’s a big gay community, a feeling of people being there because they enjoy their life there.”

 

Brian Eno

“Seventh-Gay Adventists isn’t just a helpful movie, important for the way it can help congregations of any denomination deal graciously and truthfully with the issue of homosexuality. It’s also a beautifully-filmed and artfully-conceived movie. It does what the best art does – it ‘humanizes the other.’ You should see it, and when you do, you’ll encourage others to see it as well.”

 

Brian D. McLaren

“The Smiths are singing and someone says “Turn that gay angst music off.”

Bret Easton Ellis

“There is no difference between alternative and traditional club comedy. People think there’s a difference, but I don’t think so. It’s like gay men versus straight men. There’s no difference. They both like sucking penises. But truth be told, I don’t even believe alternative comedy is a real thing anymore. I think at this point, it’s just a buzz word to make things seem cool and different and hip.”

Brent Weinbach

“The outstretched arms of Jesus exclude no one, not the drunk in the doorway, the panhandler on the street, gays and lesbians in their isolation, the most selfish and ungrateful in their cocoons, the most unjust of employers and the most overweening of snobs. The love of Christ embraces all without exception.”

Brennan Manning

“I didn’t get bullied any more than anybody else. I think I got bullied more for being poor than being gay. But no more than any other kid. And I’m sure that I did my fair share of picking on other kids, too. We’re all humans.”

Brandi Carlile

“There are still civil rights issues. There are still people who can’t be visited by their spouse in the hospital because they’re gay. These are humanitarian issues. At the end of the day, all you want is for people to be happy in the pursuit of life, love and liberty.”

Brandi Carlile

“It’s important not to lose sight of the fact people of all sorts are still putting themselves at risk. It happens to straight and gay, single and married. I have never been comfortable thinking of AIDS as something that ‘other people’ get.”

Brande Roderick