Quote of the Day: October 2007

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Homotextual: Straight.com

Filed by Ed Team | October 31, 2007 | 7:10 AM | comments

"Halloween to the gay community is like the Holy Grail to Christianity. Christians believe the Grail to have miraculous magical powers, and Gay Halloween is a miraculous tonic that allows one to magically transform oneself and freely embrace frivolity, madness,...Read More


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Homotextual: Johnny Carson

Filed by Ed Team | October 30, 2007 | 7:25 AM | comments

"The difference between love and lust is that lust never costs over two hundred dollars." -- Johnny Carson, American TV personality, who was famously married several times....Read More


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Homotextual: Lillian Hellman

Filed by Ed Team | October 29, 2007 | 7:20 AM | comments

"Nobody can argue any longer about the rights of women. It's like arguing about the rights of earthquakes." -- Lillian Hellman, American playwright (1905-1984)...Read More


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Homotextual: Harvey Fierstein

Filed by Ed Team | October 28, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." -- Actor and activist Harvey Fierstein...Read More


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Homotextual: Bill Clinton

Filed by Ed Team | October 27, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I believe ... if you have ideas and you’re willing to work, and you’re not so pig-headed that you think you’ve got the total truth, and you work with other people, and you just keep working at it, and you’re...Read More


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Homotextual: Obama supporters

Filed by Ed Team | October 26, 2007 | 7:50 AM | comments

"We believe that Barack Obama is constructing a tent big enough for LGBT Americans who know that their sexual orientation is an innate and treasured part of their being, and for African American ministers and citizens who believe that their...Read More


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Homotextual: Audrey Hepburn

Filed by Ed Team | October 25, 2007 | 7:15 AM | comments

"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." -- Actress Audrey Hepburn...Read More


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Homotextual: JK Rowling

Filed by Ed Team | October 24, 2007 | 7:20 AM | comments

It has certainly never been news to me that a brave and brilliant man could love other men. --J.K. Rowling on the outing of Dumbledore...Read More


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Homotextual: The Clash

Filed by Ed Team | October 23, 2007 | 7:25 AM | comments

Let fury have the hour, anger can be power... D'you know that you can use it? -- The Clash, "Clampdown", from their 1979 album "London Calling"...Read More


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Homotextual: Andrew Belonsky

Filed by Ed Team | October 22, 2007 | 7:15 AM | comments

"Through their massive - and expensive - efforts, HRC’s become the LGBT insider group in Washington. It’s this insider status that makes HRC so powerful - and so powerless." -- Queerty editor Andrew Belonsky in a post entitled "Necessary Evil?"...Read More


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Homotextual: Larry Kramer

Filed by Ed Team | October 21, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

The biggest enemy we must fight continues to be our own government. How dare we stop? We cannot stop. We are not crumbs and we must not accept crumbs and we must stop acting like crumbs. -- Larry Kramer...Read More


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Homotextual: MySpace Marriage Comment

Filed by Ed Team | October 20, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

Let me get this straight: Some people get 2 or 3 marriages and we can't even have one? -- Random comment found on MySpace....Read More


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Homotextual: Doug Ireland

Filed by Ed Team | October 19, 2007 | 7:09 AM | comments

"Gay liberation made coming out - the most radical act in a homophobic society - not only the basis of mental and emotional health for gay people, but the imperative for creating the political movement that could carry through the...Read More


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Homotextual: Doris Mortman

Filed by Ed Team | October 18, 2007 | 7:45 AM | comments

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have". -- Romance novelist Doris Mortman...Read More


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Homotextual: Kevin Cathcart

Filed by Ed Team | October 17, 2007 | 6:55 AM | comments

But perhaps in facing down adversity we begin to realize who we really are. What I’ve realized in these past few weeks is that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, while comprised of so many different groups and interests,...Read More


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Homotextual: Sir Paul McCartney

Filed by Ed Team | October 16, 2007 | 7:35 AM | comments

"There was an element of Satyricon, although that overstates the case a bit. But there were certainly some elements that you wouldn't talk about in the newspapers. Privately, I could tell a tale or two [laughs]. The funny thing is...Read More


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Homotextual: Albert Einstein

Filed by Ed Team | October 15, 2007 | 7:10 AM | comments

"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it." -- Albert Einstein...Read More


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Homotextual: Rick Rosendall

Filed by Ed Team | October 14, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The problem facing us is a pragmatic one. As then-Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson told NAACP lobbyist Clarence Mitchell during one of the civil rights battles of the 1950s, "Clarence, you can get anything you want if you have the...Read More


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Homotextual: Paul Schindler

Filed by Ed Team | October 13, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

"But what has never been remote or clinical to me was why heterosexual people hate queers. It's because we challenge what it means to be a man and to be a woman in this society. In the most visceral, stripped-down...Read More


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Homotextual: Rex Wockner

Filed by Ed Team | October 12, 2007 | 7:10 AM | comments

"In the wake of Craig's inane drama, it seems obvious we should urge police departments to find better ways to spend our money. The era of what the British call "pretty policemen" entrapping horny men in toilets is long gone...Read More


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Homotextual: Kevin Naff

Filed by Ed Team | October 11, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

"The Blade broke the story last week that congressional Democrats didn’t have the votes to pass a trans-inclusive ENDA. Some of those Democrats have been telling the Blade and gay supporters on the Hill that they don’t understand ENDA and...Read More


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Homotextual: Ann Coulter

Filed by Ed Team | October 10, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

"If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is...Read More


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Homotextual: Anderson Cooper

Filed by Ed Team | October 09, 2007 | 7:25 AM | comments

"I talk to young gay friends in New York, and some of them seem to think the AIDS problem is a thing of the past. … The reality is that it's getting worse, not better." -- Closeted newscaster Anderson Cooper...Read More


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Homotextual: H.L. Mencken

Filed by Ed Team | October 08, 2007 | 7:05 AM | comments

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the...Read More


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Homotextual: Jonathan Capehart

Filed by Ed Team | October 07, 2007 | 7:10 AM | comments

"If only that Rudy were in this presidential race. That Rudy was a leader. One who didn't duck challenging issues but faced them head-on. One who didn't tell people what they wanted to hear to get their votes but what...Read More


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Homotextual: Esther Hicks

Filed by Ed Team | October 06, 2007 | 7:35 AM | comments

"Many people are wanting to fan your flames of discomfort, because they believe that 'you're either with us or against us; if you don't stand in the same disgust and horror that we are all standing, then you are not...Read More


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Homotextual: Matt Foreman

Filed by Ed Team | October 05, 2007 | 7:45 AM | comments

“This is a defining and morally transformative moment for the LGBT community. Never before have we seen our movement so galvanized and so united in an effort to make sure no part of our community is left behind. This is...Read More


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Homotextual: Martin Luther King Jr.

Filed by Ed Team | October 04, 2007 | 7:05 AM | comments

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." -- Noted civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (Hat tip to reader Veronica)...Read More


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Homotextual: Joe Solmonese

Filed by Ed Team | October 03, 2007 | 7:20 AM | comments

"We are now faced with definitive Congressional action to move forward a version of the bill stripping gender identity. Though we support a fully inclusive ENDA, we acknowledge the legislative strategy put forth by Congressman Frank and the Democratic leadership...Read More


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Homotextual: Julian Bond

Filed by Ed Team | October 02, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I am astounded by those who believe hostility toward homosexuals and the denial of civil rights to them is not a civil rights issue. That's why when I am asked, 'Are Gay Rights Civil Rights?' my answer is always, 'Of...Read More


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Homotextual: Abel Meeropol

Filed by Ed Team | October 01, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black body swinging in the Southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant South, The bulging eyes and the...Read More