Homosexals can effectively demand respect from others only if we first respect ourselves that we are homosexuals; that we affirm it, understand it, realize it in all its implications.I am a homosexual. Say it! aloud; "I am a Homosexual." Shout it, whisper it. Laugh it, cry it. State it, proclaim it, confess it in sobs, but say it... Not "Leonardo da Vinci was homosexual." but "I am Homosexual."
- Craig Schoonmaker, founder of Homosexuals Intransigent