Category: lesbian quote

If just one lesbian, hidden in her hole somewhere in the deepest provinces, finds out through me that one can be a lesbian and still be happy, that there is neither shame, nor anguish, nor despair in our condition, then I will have won my challenge.

If just one lesbian, hidden in her hole somewhere in the deepest provinces, finds out through me that one can be a lesbian and still be happy, that there is neither shame, nor anguish, nor despair in our condition, then I will have won my challenge.

“It is not now or ever okay with disabled lesbians to be regarded as inferior. The truth is that we, the impossible disabled lesbians, are valuable; in fact, we are necessary for the strength, growth, and survival of all lesbian communities.”

Edwina Franchild

“I had a chance to read a copy of The Well of Loneliness that had been translated into Polish before I was taken into the camps. I was a young girl at the time, around twelve or thirteen, and one of the ways I survived the camp was by remembering that book. I wanted to live long enough to kiss a woman.”

A Jewish woman in conversation at the Lesbian Herstory Archives

“As a lesbian of color, what I need is a revolution.”

Barbra Smith

“Gertrude Stein and Emily Dickinson
in your present lives
you are us
telling the truth 
and living it too
at last”

Fran Winant “Gertrude and Emily” We Are All Lesbians

“So if you are a lesbian, be prepared. They’ll take you seriously as an artist when you are dead. Then you can join the ranks of the angels like Stein, Cather, and Colette.”

Rita Mae Brown Starting from Scratch

“If just one lesbian, hidden in her hole somewhere in the deepest provinces, finds out through me that one can be a lesbian and still be happy, that there is neither shame, nor anguish, nor despair in our condition, then I will have won my challenge.”

Elula Perrin Women Prefer Women

“It is ironic, painful and powerfully joyous to feel so isolated and invisible … in the straight Pacifica/Asian and white lesbian/gay movements, and yet know that we, as Pacifica and Asian lesbians and gays, are the largest lesbian/gay population in the world.”

Judy Chen