Quote of the Day: April 2007

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Coffee & Toast with the Encyclopedia of GLBTQ Culture

Filed by Ed Team | April 30, 2007 | 6:57 AM | comments

"As a distorted mirror of masculinity, the sissy fascinates as both a challenge to rigid masculine norms and a reinforcement of them. His mere presence in close proximity to the heterosexual male (or female)--often as a valet, decorator, faithful friend,...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 29, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

"Some women can't say the word Lesbian...even when their mouth is full of one." -- comedienne Kate Clinton...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 28, 2007 | 6:17 AM | comments

Why is the amendment needed? Twenty-three countries -- including Sri Lanka and Moldova -- have smaller gender gaps in education, politics and health than the United States, according to the World Economic Forum. We are 68th in the world in...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 27, 2007 | 6:12 AM | comments

"A leader must have COURAGE. I'm talking about balls. (That even goes for female leaders.) Swagger isn't courage. Tough talk isn't courage. George Bush comes from a blue-blooded Connecticut family, but he likes to talk like a cowboy. You know,...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 26, 2007 | 6:50 AM | comments

"My needs for the future just didn't dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me. This has been an amazing experience and one I wouldn't have traded for the world." --Rosie O'Donnell, on leaving The View...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 25, 2007 | 7:05 AM | comments

"The radical right is so homophobic that they're blaming global warming on the AIDS quilt." -- Dennis Miller...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 24, 2007 | 7:08 AM | comments

"There's a theory that smoking truly is a part of gay identity, whether that be a prop for a drag queen or a cigar for a woman who's part of the Women's Motorcycle Contingent. Perhaps smoking signals 'queer,' that I'm...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 23, 2007 | 6:16 AM | comments

"Kevin [James] and I have to pretend we're a gay couple. I know Kevin, and it's kind of a strange thing to have to play. So to ease the tension, before the first day of shooting, we had sex with...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 22, 2007 | 7:23 AM | comments

"I would like to thank MTV and the entire 'Pimp my Ride' crew for shining the spotlight on the importance of alternative fuels and the fight against global warming. I am very encouraged by the great potential in converting vehicles...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 21, 2007 | 6:52 AM | comments

"I cannot in good conscience take office without noting my strong opposition to the recent amendment that so blatantly discriminates against my fellow Wisconsinites who are gay or lesbian." -- Newly elected Madison, Wisconsin Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, during his swearing-in...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 20, 2007 | 6:41 AM | comments

"Prejudice tolerated is intolerance encouraged." -- Harvey Fierstein (Hat tip to faithful reader Zach)...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 19, 2007 | 6:03 AM | comments

"Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have been utterly wasted on 'abstinence-only until marriage' programs. Why? To appease a rabidly vocal minority that cares more about getting our government to promote their religious ideology than they do about the health...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 18, 2007 | 6:18 AM | comments

"Though he's never publicly copped to his orientation, references to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper's homosexuality has reached a level of saturation that would make even Clay Aiken squeal: 'Come out, already!'" -- Radar Magazine in "Anderson Cooper's Gay Timeline"...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 17, 2007 | 6:50 AM | comments

"I think we've discovered Satan's Talking Points on homosexuality in the swank D.C. offices of Human Rights Campaign. HRC strategists understand that to neutralize America's religious opposition to their destructive agenda, they must co-opt Christianity and the Bible itself." --...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 16, 2007 | 6:45 AM | comments

"As the world is ending, I'm always glad to be entertained for a few moments. The best way to do that is with music. You should practice once a night. If you really want to disappoint your parents, and don't...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 15, 2007 | 6:36 AM | comments

"Marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man,' fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 14, 2007 | 5:36 AM | comments

"Hate speak against homosexuals is as commonplace as spam. It's daily traffic for those who profess themselves to be regular Joes, men of God, public servants who live off my tax dollars, as well as any number of celebrities." --...Read More


Attn: Civil Union Pipedreamers

Filed by Ed Team | April 13, 2007 | 1:12 PM | comments

"Apparently the civil union law gave us all the rights of marriage, except the ones we really need." -- Timothy Zimmer, New Jersey Civil Union Law Victim, quoted in a New York Times article about the failures of civil union...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 13, 2007 | 6:10 AM | comments

"Bush was elected on a wave of apathy plaguing the American populace, which manifested in millions of sighs over the course of the year 2000: There's no difference between the two parties. Bush's then-opponent, Al Gore, has since been proven...Read More


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Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | April 12, 2007 | 6:42 AM | comments

The "nature versus nurture" debate has meaning for each of us here because we are constantly being asked in life: Why are you the way you are? When did you first know you were different? Do you think that while...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 11, 2007 | 6:26 AM | comments

"...There is nothing new about Mr. Imus's performance. He's been doing this schtick for years and every so often he goes over the top. Nevertheless, he attracts the famous and the wannabe-famous who willingly subject themselves to his brand of...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 10, 2007 | 6:16 AM | comments

"Sexuality in pop is genderless. If you look at icons such as Bowie or Prince, has it got to do with actual sexual orientation? No Has it got to do with style, beauty and class, irrelevant to whether you want...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 09, 2007 | 6:09 AM | comments

"Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; Remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them!" -- Author unknown...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | April 08, 2007 | 6:21 AM | comments

"I'm so jealous of countries that have governments. How cool would that be? "Many years ago, the United States had a government that did impressive things such as winning wars, spreading democracy, and solving huge social issues. In time, it...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | April 07, 2007 | 8:54 AM | comments

"We learn the history of our fore-fathers every day. Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Patrick Henry were household names. Betsy Ross got a courtesy mention as the proper, flag-sewing homemaker. Lincoln freed the slaves; we learned that in second grade....Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 06, 2007 | 6:24 AM | comments

"A remedy [for masturbation] which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision...The operation should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anesthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind...In...Read More


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Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | April 05, 2007 | 6:02 AM | comments

Yes. If it would deprive someone of a constitutional right. If that's the status of the law, yes. --GOP presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani on whether the federal government should fund abortion...Read More


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Commemorative Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | April 04, 2007 | 5:15 PM | comments

In honor of his death 39 years ago today: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" -- Martin Luther King, Jr. (borrowed from Mohandas Ghandi)...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 04, 2007 | 6:36 AM | comments

"To be brutally honest with you, I really don't see what the big deal has been about this issue. I had no idea that gay marriage was such a threat to Indiana families. When a young, pregnant mother in Indianapolis...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 03, 2007 | 9:14 AM | comments

"I have had lesbian experiences in the past. But I started having sex quite late on - after I was 18. I was raised a good Catholic girl. I won't say how many men I have slept with, although it's...Read More


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Filed by Ed Team | April 02, 2007 | 11:14 AM | comments

They're not getting the full picture of the drop in murders, the establishment of security posts throughout the city, the situation in Anbar province, the deployment of additional Iraqi brigades who are performing well. [...] I just came from one...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | April 01, 2007 | 6:10 AM | comments

"When I have sex with my husband these days, I fantasize I am with someone like Keith Urban or a petite, hot young woman." -- Dolly Parton in a European magazine interview...Read More