Quote of the Day: December 2008

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Whitewashing Milk

Filed by Ed Team | December 31, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Bitch, I've seen queers more fired up when Bed Bath & Beyond runs out of sale items. Where's the passion? Was Van Sant afraid that audiences wouldn't be sympathetic if 70s-era gay activists were people who suffered, swore, fought back,...Read More


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Anderson Cooper vs Rachel Maddow

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

"Rachel Maddow is an incredible talent -- she's funny, and smart, obviously well researched on subjects. I'm just not interested as a viewer in listening to anchors' opinions. It seems like there's an awful lot of yelling, and this year...Read More


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Laura Bush on George's inner core

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

"His inner core and his belief in freedom, and that means not just freedom from terrorism, but freedom from disease and freedom from illiteracy is what really is the basic of American values and that's what I think he's shown...Read More


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New York Times on Marriage vs Civil Unions

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

"Civil unions are an inadequate substitute for marriage. Creating a separate, new legal structure to confer some benefits on same-sex couples neither honors American ideals of fairness, nor does it grant true equality. The results are clearly visible in...Read More


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Peter Staley on Join the Impact

Filed by Ed Team | December 27, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Momentum is a bitch. It's probably the hardest thing to maintain in any activist movement. Join The Impact, the new web-based group that organized the remarkable nationwide anti-Prop 8 rallies on November 15th, is learning this hard truth pretty...Read More


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What makes you come alive?

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

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -- Dr. Howard Thurman...Read More


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Christmas is like a thunderstorm

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

"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together." -- American author Garrison Keillor...Read More


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Calvin Coolidge on Christmas

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

"To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on...Read More


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To all the folks who think we're too angry...

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

"You keep saying things like, "Just because someone is against gay marriage doesn't mean they're a homophobe or a bigot," even though there are no non-bigoted, non-homophobic reasons to oppose marriage equality. You say that equality for LGBT citizens is...Read More


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Melissa Etheridge ♥ Rick Warren

Filed by Ed Team | December 22, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"rick is not falwell. rick spoke of some "stupid" things he's said (his word, not mine), some missquotes that were given, and lots of ammunition from the media. all excellent points. (we're all war-minded right now, you know. it's easy...Read More


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Caroline Kennedy supports gay rights

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

"Caroline supports full equality and marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples." --Senate hopeful Caronline Kennedy's response to a political questionnaire asking her opinion on same-sex marriage...Read More


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Kenneth Starr talks marriage

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

"Proposition 8's brevity is matched by its clarity. There are no conditional clauses, exceptions, exemptions or exclusions." --Kenneth Starr, the special investigator famous for his obsession with Clinton's sex life, in his suit to invalidate same-sex marriages already performed in...Read More


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The gays love a parade

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

"It is difficult to comprehend how our president-elect, who has been so spot-on in nearly every political move and gesture, could fail to grasp the symbolism of inviting an anti-gay theologian to deliver his inaugural invocation. And the Obama campaign's...Read More


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George Bush wants to write a book

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

"It's hard to tell, hard to imagine what it's like to go from 100 miles an hour to 5. I'm going to want to build a policy institute at Southern Methodist, probably write a book. And beyond that, I'm open...Read More


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Rick Warren has gay friends

Filed by Ed Team | December 17, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I have many gay friends, I've eaten dinner in gay homes, no church has probably done more for people with AIDS than Saddleback Church. Kay and I have given millions of dollars out of "A Purpose-Driven Life" helping people who...Read More


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Hate crimes are up because of the election

Filed by Ed Team | December 16, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We are witnessing what appears to be an increase in both the occurrence and severity of violence motivated by racism, homophobia, and transphobia. Election years are always violent years for us because of wedge issues. With increased visibility comes increased...Read More


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Indiana legislators need to "get serious"

Filed by Ed Team | December 15, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Unfortunately, hate crimes are a reality in today's world. As long as there are people who hold bigoted views, there will be those among them motivated to commit crimes against others based on their hatred. Indiana should not allow itself...Read More


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Mayor of Moscow on why there's no Pride

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

"The law of 1993 does not prosecute sexual minorities, they are free. We do not allow gay parades. When we talk about inclinations of sexual minorities, it's ok -- grasp your interests as you like. Entertain yourself, no problem, but...Read More


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Tom Ford says you should sleep around

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

"There's one indulgence every man should try in his lifetime: If you're straight, sleep with a man at least once, and if you're gay, don't go through life without sleeping with a woman. Either way, you might be surprised at...Read More


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Colin Powell on DADT

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

"We defiantly should reevaluate it...it's been fifteen years and attitudes have changed. I'm quite sure that's what President-Elect Obama would want to do." --General Colin Powell...Read More


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Barney Frank

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

"Loving us is incompatible with voting for those who hate us. We are no longer a group on the outside trying to persuade people to be supportive." -- Rep. Barney Frank at the International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference...Read More


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There will issue forth a great yawn

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

"Already, same-sex marriage has joined this list of departures from tradition. Ludicrously expensive crusades have served to limit its legalization, but it's still a de facto fixture of community life; and it has gained so dramatically in acceptance over a...Read More


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This explains a lot

Filed by Ed Team | December 09, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We have to get rid of that and start curing those sinners. It's past time that this nation stopped placating sin and start putting them in education programs. Courts can force drug offenders into treatment centers and violent people into...Read More


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Eleanor Roosevelt on inferiority

Filed by Ed Team | December 06, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." --Eleanor Roosevelt...Read More


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Mayor of Moscow spews more anti-gay hate

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

"So-called democrats consider that sexual minorities can be the main indicator and main symbol of democracy, but we will in future continue to ban propaganda of the views of sexual minorities. Of course, we will be criticised by all democrats...Read More


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No need to get snippy about it

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

"This resolution adds nothing to the debate about the validity of Proposition 8. It is simply designed to get press coverage for the legislators involved. The California Supreme Court, at our request, has already decided to hear the challenges to...Read More


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Oh Boy, George

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

"I absolutely admit I had him in the handcuffs, so he wouldn't go anywhere while I checked the computer. I certainly wasn't going to kill him, that's hardly going to do my career any good is it?" -- Boy George...Read More


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Richard Lugar is down with with Obama's choices

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

"I think they're excellent selections. I think it will be a strong team. I would just say, as an individual, I look forward to working with each one of them. I hope and I'm certain Senator Kerry, who is our...Read More


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Obama is on a "supernatural mission"

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

"The man has the almost eerie ability to inspire either affection bordering on worship or dread and loathing, depending largely on one's religious views or lack thereof. Whether he and his presidency have any relationship with and relevance to the...Read More