25 George Takei Quotes About LGBT Rights, Activism, and More

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“Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely, dusty end.”

“You know, when a man is raped you never hear about what he was wearing.”

“The so-called ‘don’t say gay’ law is premised on the misguided belief that, by not talking about gay people, they can simply make us disappear. I am here to tell Tennessee and all LGBT youth and teachers who would be affected by this law, that I am here for you. In fact, I am lending my name to the cause. Any time you need to say the word ‘gay,’ you can simply say ‘Takei.'”

“The support of straight allies has been key, since they’ll be making the gay babies of the future.”

“Let me try to clear something up. ‘Freedom of speech’ does not mean you get to say whatever you want without consequences. It simply means the government can’t stop you from saying it. It also means OTHERS get to say what THEY think about your words. So if someone makes an ass of himself, don’t cry ‘freedom of speech’ when others condemn him. It only highlights your general ignorance.”