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.


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