Quote of the Day: November 2008

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Dan Savage Letting No One Off the Hook

Filed by Ed Team | November 30, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

"When a minority group is targeted for discrimination, when their rights are under assault at the ballot box, the ineptness of the political campaign waged to defend that minority does not excuse the actions of voters who back discrimination. White...Read More


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Roger Ebert hearts Milk but not Utah

Filed by Ed Team | November 29, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In 1977, Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States. Yes, but I have become so weary of the phrase 'openly gay.' I am openly heterosexual, but this is the first time...Read More


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Jerame's bird

Filed by Ed Team | November 28, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I made the best damned turkey ever. It was picture perfect, seriously - I thought you only saw them like that in Norman Rockwell paintings." -- from Jerame's Twitter feed yesterday. It was a beautiful bird, I must say. I...Read More


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JFK on Thanksgiving

Filed by Ed Team | November 27, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -- Former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy...Read More


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Everyone else says different

Filed by Ed Team | November 26, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...Reports and studies find that there are no differences in the parenting of homosexuals or the adjustment of their children. These conclusions have been accepted, adopted and ratified by the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatry Association, the American Pediatric...Read More


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If every homosexual has to go underground

Filed by Ed Team | November 25, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We at ARDHO are outraged by this decision to criminalise homosexuality. We don't understand how educated people can adopt such a law because homosexuality is neither a disease nor a deviance. How are we going to be able to continue...Read More


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"Converting" Mormons

Filed by Ed Team | November 24, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...Mormons have made an overt effort to posthumously baptize Jewish Holocaust victims. That is not merely silly and disrespectful, that is superfluously offensive. An agreement between Jews and Mormons limited the practice thirteen years ago. But the Mormons returned to...Read More


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Marriage is a Basic Civil Right

Filed by Ed Team | November 23, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This use of religious beliefs to block basic civil rights undermines the separation of church and state in this nation. The basis of that separation lies in the experience of early American colonists who had fled religious persecution elsewhere...Read More


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No More Mr. Nice Gay

Filed by Ed Team | November 22, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

"In the face of these and countless other slights, the reaction from gay rights activists is predictably muted because we don't go after Democrats. Now that Democrats are in charge, our advocates must get over their aversion to taking on...Read More


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Chemistry smacks eHarmony around

Filed by Ed Team | November 21, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's a shame that [eHarmony.com founder] Dr. Neil Clark Warren's sudden acceptance came at the forced hand of the legal system. Since its inception, Chemistry.com has lived by the mantra of 'Come as You Are,' an open-minded philosophy that permeates...Read More


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Moments free from worry

Filed by Ed Team | November 20, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic." -- Quote and quip writer Cullen Hightower (Hat tip to Mikerzz who is a never ending source of good quotes.)...Read More


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I can't believe I'm giving Slash free publicity

Filed by Ed Team | November 19, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I married my sweetheart, you should be able to marry yours too. Say no to hate and yes to equal rights. Keep up the fight." -- Perla Hudson, wife of former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, in a short video...Read More


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It burns

Filed by Ed Team | November 18, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The irony, it burns. The pop star who made his name on his effete, androgynous "Is he GAY or not?" persona - now he hates us." -- Joe.My.God. responding to a New Yorker report that asked about gay marriage, Prince...Read More


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An envelope containing white powder

Filed by Ed Team | November 17, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"While the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center organized a peaceful demonstration against the involvement of the leadership of the Mormon Church in the deceitful Yes on Prop 8 campaign, we decry the use or threat of violence. Just as the...Read More


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Andrew Sullivan: Know Hope

Filed by Ed Team | November 16, 2008 | 7:27 AM | comments

"When every gay person and every friend or family member of a gay person really, truly believes that the status quo is unacceptable, we will win. Today, I think we reached a tipping point. Now our task is to...Read More


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Geoff Kors on Repealing Prop 8

Filed by Ed Team | November 15, 2008 | 7:52 AM | comments

"Today is the first day of the campaign to overturn Proposition 8 by 2010 and to regain the freedom to marry. We must do everything we can to ensure that in two years we have educated enough Californians about...Read More


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Why Billy Graham never joined the Moral Majority

Filed by Ed Team | November 14, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm for morality, but morality goes beyond sex to human freedom and social justice." -- Billy Graham, on why he never joined the religious right's "Moral Majority" (Hat tip to Mikerzz)...Read More


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Elton John thinks marriage is stupid

Filed by Ed Team | November 13, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I don't want to be married. I'm very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership. The word marriage, I think, puts a lot of people off....Read More


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If it can happen in Utah...

Filed by Ed Team | November 12, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We've been quiet for a really long time. If the gays and lesbians in Utah can march in the streets, the gays and lesbians everywhere can march." -- Jen Bogart, a participant in an anti-Proposition 8 rally in Salt Lake...Read More


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Arnold Schwarzenegger on prop 8

Filed by Ed Team | November 11, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's unfortunate, obviously, but it's not the end. I think that we will again maybe undo that, if the court is willing to do that, and then move forward from there and again lead in that area. I learned that...Read More


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Lieberman knows

Filed by Ed Team | November 10, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Republicans have asked Joe Lieberman to join them and he's apparently thinking about it. After all, there's a guy who knows how to pick a loser." -- Overheard from Bill Maher's TV show playing in the background...Read More


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Melissa Etheridge threatens to withold state taxes

Filed by Ed Team | November 08, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"So Prop 8 passed. Alright, I get it. 51% of you think that I am a second class citizen. Alright then. So my wife, uh I mean, roommate? Girlfriend? Special lady friend? You are gonna have to help me here...Read More


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Mean kids suck

Filed by Ed Team | November 07, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"That's why I am an LGBT ally (and whatever other letters you want to tack onto the end). I've come to inherently distrust any set of kids that want to describe others as "losers" and pick on them, whether that's...Read More


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The way we process our stories

Filed by Ed Team | November 06, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

"The way we process our own stories is interesting. Who we see as the heroes and the villains. What we see ourselves as fighting over. How we see our relationship to the world. Is it a story of bounty or...Read More


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So our children can fly

Filed by Ed Team | November 05, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Rosa sat so Martin could stand. Martin stood so Barack could run. Barack ran so our children could fly." -- Seen on my Twitter feed on Election Day...Read More


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It's not who you are for...

Filed by Ed Team | November 04, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"To paraphrase Hillary Clinton: 'It's not who you were for, it's WHO IS FOR YOU.' "I know that Barack Obama will fight for me and all LGBT Americans. He will fight for the gay factory worker, who stays in the...Read More


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The irony that is John McCain

Filed by Ed Team | November 03, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"So the Republican presidential campaign is reacting to the criticism that John McCain views Indiana as nothing more than a flyover state by ...wait for it... having a hastily concocted rally at the airport. It's poetry, I swear." -- Blue...Read More


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Obama doesn't like it when anti-gay folk put words in his mouth

Filed by Ed Team | November 02, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Senators Obama and Biden have made clear their commitment to fighting for equal rights for all Americans whether it's by granting LGBT Americans all the civil rights and benefits available to heterosexual couples, or repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' Senator...Read More


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We should not be legislating discrimination into Florida's Constitution

Filed by Ed Team | November 01, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"My take on it is that it is totally unnecessary. I'm absolutely opposed to it. And I've been working very hard to try to talk to undecided voters and do whatever I can to help defeat it. We should not...Read More