LGBT slogans

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LGBT slogans are catchphrases or slogans which express support for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and LGBT rights.


Slogan Notes
"Gay? There's nothing queer about it" This slogan is used in the first-ever TV-commercial about homosexuality in the world of football in name of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB). It is a translation of the original Dutch pay-off "Homo? Boeit geen flikker" by Delight Agency, a creative and strategic agency from Amsterdam which specializes in communication for a better world.
"Gay Is Good" Coined by early gay activist Frank Kameny, modeled on the African American slogan "Black is beautiful".[1]
"Gays Bash Back" This slogan is often used by more militant gay people and implies self-defense against gay bashers.
"We're here. We're queer. Get used to it"[2] This slogan was popularized by Queer Nation.[3]
"Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Homophobia's got to go!" Used by National Organization for Women (NOW).[4]
"We're here, we're queer and we'd like to say hello!" A variation of the above used by Queer Nation during the 1992 opening of the "Queer Shopping Network".
"Silence=Death" Designed by six people,[5] including Avram Finkelstein,[6] this slogan was used by ACT UP to draw attention to the AIDS crisis in America. It was often used in conjunction with a right-side up pink triangle.
"Two, Four, Six, Eight! How Do You Know Your Kids Are Straight?" This slogan against heterosexism was also used by Queer Nation. Another variation is "One, Two, Three, Four! Open up the closet door! Five, Six, Seven, Eight! Don't assume your kids are straight!"[7]
"Out of the Closets and into the Streets" This slogan was also used by Queer Nation.[8]
"I am gay & that's OK" Slogan used by the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit.[9]
"Rainbows Reign" Used most notably on banners of the Pink Pistols organization.
"Gay by birth, fabulous by choice" Made popular by Birmingham City University LGBT Society
"Let's get one thing straight, I'm not" Made popular by [Rob from Bureau Discriminatiezaken Haaglanden en Hollands midden the Netherlands]
"Why be afraid to be enGayged"[10] Brooks foundation
"Sorry girls, I suck dick" Used on shirts by the Swedish magazine and Internet-community QX.
"God said Adam AND Eve not Adam OR Eve" This slogan is largely used by bisexual community as an answer to the Christian's said "God said Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve" and as an expression of their attraction for both males and females.
"Armed gays don't get bashed" The slogan for the Pink Pistols organization.[11]
"Homosexuals won't be silent" The most popular Turkish slogan.[12]

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  • Blasius, Mark; Phelan, Shane (1997). We Are Everywhere: A Historical Sourcebook in Gay and Lesbian Politics. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-90859-7.