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" Being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness. It's a sign of strength. "
" Southern black gay and bi men are suffering from a self-esteem issue. "
" I think it's just so important that parents actually really study the apps on the phones and figure out what's going on. "
" I don't like the term 'coming out' because it gives the power to the other person. "
" Homophobia, racism, and sexism are all rooted in the same oppression that causes a group of people to internalize the oppression they've experienced and then continue the cycle of abuse. Simply put, hurt people hurt people. "
" We all are scared. First of all, as a culture, we're constantly told that if you start to express yourself or express your needs, you're needy. You're too emotional. And they put all these negative connotations on it. That has started since we were kids, especially for men. "
" We live in a society that has a long history of not valuing people of color or women. "
" My household runs the same way it was with my parents, who were a mother and father with their kids. "
" Bomber jackets, for me, are the new blazers. They're something I can wear with suit pants or slacks - or I can go really urban with it. I think, as men, we don't have the little black dress that women do to go from day to nighttime, but the bomber can be the LBD for men. "
" So often, we take photos on our iPhone, and then they're gone in a year, and we don't even remember them. I like to experience life and disconnect from that. "
" We're so divided as a world that we don't often have the opportunity to sit down and talk to people who are different to us. We're so ready to always be right that we sometimes forget it's OK to listen. "
" The marginalization of African-Americans within their own community based on sexuality is a construct that is more complex than the idea that 'blacks just hate gays.' "
" My photo has nothing to do with the person I am, the dreams I have, the family I want to build, the family I'm from. "
" It's important to learn how to have conversations with other people where it's not debating but discussing. "
" Really, I think the extra layer of raising a son as a gay black man comes from trying to raise a son who doesn't subscribe to masculine stereotypes. "
" Its rare to see a proud and out LGBT person win an Oscar in a lead or supporting actor role. "
" By no means am I excusing homophobic rap lyrics, but as a product of the same environments that birthed hip-hop, I fully understand why those lyrics existed. "
" There's a lot of 'how to adopt' books, but there's no practical resource for, say, school supplies. "
" People always look at reality shows and think, 'How do they fall in love so quickly?' When you are quarantined with the same people, the emotions you normally feel after a year come within a week. "
" We, as communities that are marginalized, need to open up our minds and realize that we should be asking and advocating for more of everyone. Let's get more gay black men; let's get more trans women. "
" In our country, being from immigrant parents, growing up black in the South, coming out at 16 years old, being a teen parent... you would assume that my life would amount to nothing. And here I stand today. So, if I can do it... you can, too! "
" I like walking into a home where each room has a slight scent that doesn't overpower the room and doesn't spread through the whole house. "
" Life experiences with oppression and homophobia often become internalized and can have detrimental effects on the development of positive sexual identity for Southern black gay men. "
" I always encourage people to get out there, travel the world, see new things, experience new people, experience new food, experience new culture. What happens is that helps you to grow and be your best self. "
" I've been on reality TV since I was 23. "
" Any parent who says parenting came easily to them is not being honest with themselves. Parenting is hard. "
" Celebrities have a platform, and people listen to them. And there's a lot of people that we are able to touch, who aren't watching activists and aren't watching the news, that are watching what celebrities say. "
" Meghan Trainor is my female crush because she's just fierce. "
" The worst thing about our political system is that people debate; I wish our politicians were able to talk to each other rather than scream while trying to gain sound bites. "
" I was on MTV's 'Real World' at the time when 'Queer Eye' came out. I remember, the first time I won an award, I got the award, and they were like, 'It's a tie! With 'Queer Eye!'' I never thought that I would one day follow in their footsteps. "
" The funny thing is, we teach - as a culture, we teach people that it's OK to talk about your fitness goals... Like, I want to be more physically fit, I want to drop 10 pounds, but no one's talking about how I can spend 10 days to get happier. "