Quote of the Day: June 2007

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Coffee & Toast with Rufus Wainwright

Filed by Ed Team | June 30, 2007 | 6:23 AM | comments

"If they stay in the closet, they're going to make a lot more money. I go to the same gym as Anderson Cooper. When I look at him lifting those 5-pound weights, it makes me think, 'He's just trying to...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Josh Westin

Filed by Ed Team | June 29, 2007 | 6:24 AM | comments

"I am no longer with Falcon, due to my personal political beliefs I simply wanted nothing to do with Halliburton or its subsidiaries. At any rate, I had a good run at Falcon, I had a great time. But I...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Marion Bolden

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

"We have to own up to the fact that it was a homophobic moment. That's what everybody's afraid to say. There are sensitivity issues we need to talk about as a result of this." -- Newark, New Jersey school superintendent...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Barack Obama

Filed by Ed Team | June 27, 2007 | 6:09 AM | comments

"Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked. "Part of it's because of the so-called leaders of the Christian right, who've been all too...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Bill Richardson

Filed by Ed Team | June 26, 2007 | 6:15 AM | comments

"We must also acknowledge that we are in the midst of a difficult struggle for basic human rights and we have a long way to go. This month is a worthy symbol of our progress towards full civil rights for...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Sean Kosofsky

Filed by Ed Team | June 25, 2007 | 6:06 AM | comments

"For many in our community, pride is a party. A celebration. A day to see old friends, meet new friends, and check out the most gorgeous and gaudy our community has to offer. For others it is like a vise...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with John Travolta

Filed by Ed Team | June 24, 2007 | 6:43 AM | comments

"You have to be ready to battle the worst insults, the worst innuendos. People say things that hurt. I think: 'Wow, so because I have money or fame, I don't have problems? I don't have feelings?' OK, I'll try not...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Mary Sumptions

Filed by Ed Team | June 23, 2007 | 6:05 AM | comments

"Gay Shame started as an alternative to Gay Pride. Gay Pride had become a disgusting consumerist and assimilationist nightmare, and Gay Shame was devised to be a space for queers who didn't want to deal with that shit. Queer folks...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Denise McCanles

Filed by Ed Team | June 22, 2007 | 6:21 AM | comments

"That word 'lesbian' sounds like a disease. And straight men know because they're sure that they're the cure." -- comedian Denise McCanles...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Kathy Griffin

Filed by Ed Team | June 21, 2007 | 6:25 AM | comments

"I have been asked this a lot, and I've thought about it a lot. As I learn more about the gay community I think it's kind of about fighting to be part of something and fighting to be noticed and...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Rich Tafel

Filed by Ed Team | June 20, 2007 | 6:31 AM | comments

"Twenty years ago Gay Pride was a transforming event. There was energy in the air based on the sheer joy of seeing our entire diverse community out in public. We needed to be each other's role models because we didn't...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Leslie Gabel-Brett

Filed by Ed Team | June 19, 2007 | 6:42 AM | comments

"Amazing change is possible. It used to be that employees across the country were without clear protection from getting fired or being harassed on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. "Now, the list of states with workplace protections...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Bob Barker

Filed by Ed Team | June 18, 2007 | 6:20 AM | comments

"I believe [CBS is] going to have a meeting with Rosie. She knows the show. There's no doubt in my mind she could do the show. Now, whether they want a lady host, I don't know. I've never heard that...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Han-Shan Te-Ch'ing

Filed by Ed Team | June 17, 2007 | 6:31 AM | comments

"A hundred thousand worlds are flowers in the sky, a single mind and body is moonlight in the water; once the cunning ends and information stops, at that moment there is no place for thought." -- Poet monk Han-Shan Te-Ch'ing,...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Tony Perkins

Filed by Ed Team | June 16, 2007 | 6:34 AM | comments

"In the end, all three branches of government conspired to frustrate the desire of the voters, ignoring over 170,000 residents who signed petitions, wrongly believing that the principle of representative government would prevail." -- Family Research Council's Tony Perkins trying...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Gloria Steinem

Filed by Ed Team | June 15, 2007 | 6:33 AM | comments

"In my generation, we were asked by the Smith vocational office how many words we could type a minute, a question that was never asked of then all-male students at Harvard or Princeton. Female-only typing was rationalized by supposedly greater...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Colin Powell

Filed by Ed Team | June 14, 2007 | 6:46 AM | comments

"My own judgment is that gays and lesbians should be allowed to have maximum access to all aspects of society. In the State Department, we had a very open policy, we had gay ambassadors. I swore in gay ambassadors with...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Richard Rothstein

Filed by Ed Team | June 13, 2007 | 6:38 AM | comments

"The good people of Colorado Springs have managed to prevent the Mike Jones book tour from sullying their town and "opening old wounds." Apparently, as far as the good men and women of Ted Haggard's New Life Church are concerned,...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Paris Hilton

Filed by Ed Team | June 12, 2007 | 6:07 AM | comments

"During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to reflect and have already learned a bitter, but important lesson from this experience...I must also say that I was shocked to see all of the attention devoted...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Ann Filemyr

Filed by Ed Team | June 11, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

"...Because I tried to come back home but it was too late. Because I loved across the color line. Because love is worth the risk. Because there are stories that must be told. Because ever since I took out my...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Gisele Bundchen

Filed by Ed Team | June 10, 2007 | 6:24 AM | comments

"It's ridiculous to ban contraceptives - you only have to think of the diseases that are transmitted without them. I think it should be compulsory to use a contraceptive." -- Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen speaking after a visit by Pope...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with a transgender cop

Filed by Ed Team | June 09, 2007 | 6:30 AM | comments

"They don't have to like me or agree with me. But maybe they will have some understanding of it." -- Jessica, a transgender police officer in Kansas City, Mo., on why she wanted to tell her story, as quoted in...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with George Michael

Filed by Ed Team | June 08, 2007 | 6:30 AM | comments

"Me, I don't want any children, I don't want responsibility. I am gay, I smoke weed and I do exactly what I want in my life because of my talent. I represent an ideal which others have had to let...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Hillary Clinton

Filed by Ed Team | June 07, 2007 | 6:18 AM | comments

"As we celebrate Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, I want to commend the LGBT community on a historic year that brought our country closer to equality and closer to ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Just a...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Barack Obama

Filed by Ed Team | June 06, 2007 | 6:16 AM | comments

"Pride Month is a reminder that while we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do...Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Bill Richardson

Filed by Ed Team | June 05, 2007 | 6:58 AM | comments

"I want to be positive and realistic in approaching gay rights issues. I think we've got a long way to go to advance them. And I would be an activist President--pushing mainly the non-discrimination issues, pushing the AIDS issues, domestic...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Ernest Gaines

Filed by Ed Team | June 04, 2007 | 6:33 AM | comments

"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" -- Pulitzer Prize nominated author Ernest Gaines...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Antonio Machado

Filed by Ed Team | June 03, 2007 | 6:40 AM | comments

"Pathwalker, there is no path. You must make the path as you walk." -- poet Antonio Machado (1875 - 1939)...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with eHarmony.com

Filed by Ed Team | June 02, 2007 | 6:24 AM | comments

"The research that eHarmony has developed, through years of research, to match couples has been based on traits and personality patterns of successful heterosexual marriages. Nothing precludes us from providing same-sex matching in the future. It's just not a service...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Elie Weisel

Filed by Ed Team | June 01, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference." -- author and...Read More