"White men have been raised to believe that they’re God; most gay white men are marginal in only one respect. Much of the gay white movement seeks to be included in the american dream and is angered when they do not receive the standard white male privileges, misnamed as “american democracy.” Often, white gay men are working NOT to change the system. This is one of the reasons why the gay male movement is as white as it is."
- Audre Lorde, in “Sadomasochism: Not About Condemnation (An Interview with Audre Lorde)” from I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde. Edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall. (2009)