Yes I AM SO PROUD OF BEING A FEMALE AND A LESBIAN. I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong, and compassionate. "Rita Mae Brown " -You can't type what a lesbian is. We're anything and everything. The one thing in common is that we make love to other women. So give up trying to limit us. "Amanda Bearse, actor, television director " - There is nothing mixed up about a woman who loves women, who wants to have sex with them, or who identifies as a lesbian. It is society that is mixed up because it punishes people for not conforming to its gender stereotypes. "Edward Stein, editor of Forms of Desire: Sexual Orientation and the Social Constructionist Controversy" -But the fruit that can fall without shaking , Indeed is too mellow for me. "Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in The Answer " -Are there many things in this cool-hearted world so utterly exquisite as the pure love of one woman for another? "Mary MacLane, The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself " -Why should I paint dead fish, onions, and beer glasses?Girls are so much prettier. " Marie Laurencin, artist "