HomoQuotable - Elton John
"I have to speak my mind because as a gay man now I have a responsibility to. I sat back too long. When ACT-UP were going in and trying to change the face of AIDS awareness in America because nobody else was doing it, I sat back and did nothing." - Elton John, expressing guilt over not having taken part in the gay movement earlier. Since beginning his activist life, his Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised over $125M. John's latest project is supporting the Nepal's only gay rights group, the Blue Diamond Society, currently under fire by that nation's government for "promoting homosexuality."