Quote of the Day: February 2009

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The gay way to pick up the garbage?

Filed by Ed Team | February 28, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think it's great that young LGBT people have a safe place to figure things out for themselves. And if they're excited about drag queens presenting cash bonuses to the school, that's great too. But I also think that Harvey...Read More


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LGBT equality will ENDA the world

Filed by Ed Team | February 27, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or "ENDA" is "hate crimes" - or more accurately, "thought crimes" - for the workplace. It means the "ENDA" freedom of speech, the "ENDA" freedom of religion, the "ENDA" freedom of association and the "ENDA" freedom...Read More


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Nancy Pelosi wants prosecutions

Filed by Ed Team | February 26, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"Senator Leahy has a proposal, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which is a good idea. What I have some concern about though is it has immunity. And I think that some of the issues involved here, like the services part,...Read More


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How they won Prop 8

Filed by Ed Team | February 25, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The dynamics of the Proposition 8 campaign were unique. We were asking voters for a Yes vote to ban same-sex marriage and restore traditional marriage... We needed to convince voters that gay marriage was not simply "live and let live"--that...Read More


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Sexist polls for $1000, Alex

Filed by Ed Team | February 24, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If you had a choice of four daycare centers run separately by Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi, which would you choose for your kids?" -- A US News and World Report's website poll that barely missed...Read More


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If Harvey had not been taken from us

Filed by Ed Team | February 23, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he'd want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their...Read More


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Obama's evil twin

Filed by Ed Team | February 22, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I've heard [GOP leader Michael] Steele referred to as Obama's "evil twin." Well, kids, that would assume one key thing. Steele would have to be a kind of "anti-Barack"...Trouble is, Steele just isn't Obama by half. What he is, though,...Read More


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GLAAD on the NY Post cartoonist

Filed by Ed Team | February 21, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Sean Delonas has a history of defamatory work and we stand with those who decry this recent cartoon as unacceptable and a vicious portrayal that neither enlightens nor entertains. It's unacceptable that the New York Post continues to provide a...Read More


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Talking about tokenism

Filed by Ed Team | February 20, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Let's talk about tokenism. Let's talk about how it happens everywhere and everyday. Let's talk about how it's the flip-side of oppression. Let's talk about how it makes me question every award I receive, every job I get, every person...Read More


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Semi-naked PETA protesters

Filed by Ed Team | February 19, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

Q: How many semi-naked PETA protesters does it take to change a light bulb? A: Zero. Semi-naked PETA protesters have never changed anything -- Blogger Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God. on PETA's recent "Vegetarians Make Better Lovers" Valentine's Day action featuring...Read More


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The last acceptable prejudice

Filed by Ed Team | February 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"So long as it is legitimated by society, religion, and politics, homophobia will spawn hatred, contempt, and violence, and it will remain our last acceptable prejudice." -- Bryne Fone in the last sentence of his book "Homophobia: A History"...Read More


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France takes responsibility

Filed by Ed Team | February 17, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

"It is a decision with which I am content. France is showing now that she is at the forefront of countries which are confronting their past, which was not the case even in the 1990s." -- Serge Klarsfeld, the leading...Read More


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Keeping the peace

Filed by Ed Team | February 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding." -- Albert Einstein...Read More


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Spencer Duhm doesn't want to sound gay

Filed by Ed Team | February 15, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I don't like come across like most of the gay guys but I am, so I'll probably be like--but then again, JP was gay and nobody knew that on the show; he was about the straightest I've ever seen. ......Read More


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What Would Harvey Do?

Filed by Ed Team | February 14, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If he doesn't, he will see me, and likely many others, this Sunday on the sidewalk in front of the Manchester Hyatt. That is exactly where Harvey Milk would want me to be." -- NAMES Project/AIDS Memorial Quilt founder Cleve...Read More


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Ezra Temko

Filed by Ed Team | February 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Nobody ever asked me about my sexual orientation and I don't believe it has any bearing on my ability to serve. When I was running for council, I was single, so it really didn't come up. Drew and I go...Read More


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Ken Starr doesn't really care about marriage or gays

Filed by Ed Team | February 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"What is being argued before the California Supreme Court is: Do the people have power under the California constitution to amend the constitution so as to overturn a specific decision of the California Supreme Court? It's a very important but...Read More


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The ACLU steps in

Filed by Ed Team | February 11, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We are taking a stand today because gay students are entitled to a safe and secure education. Gay and lesbian students deserve schools that heed the rule of law. These students are trying to bring a message of equality and...Read More


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I can die fulfilled

Filed by Ed Team | February 10, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I hope that when I die, people say about me, 'Boy, that guy sure owed me a lot of money.'" -- Jack Handey (as found on Mikerzz)...Read More


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Tax dollars shouldn't discriminate

Filed by Ed Team | February 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's not about left or right: it's about upholding the Constitution. If churches accept federal funds, it's deeply inappropriate for them to discriminate on the basis of religion in their hiring. It's unconstitutional for federal money to support programs that...Read More


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Bolivia supasses the United States

Filed by Ed Team | February 08, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The State prohibits and punishes all forms of discrimination founded on the basis of sex, skin color, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, origin, culture, nationality, citizenship, language, religious beliefs, ideology, political or philosophical affiliation." -- Article 14.II: In...Read More


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What's a gold medal worth?

Filed by Ed Team | February 07, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"What's a gold medal worth? If you're a straight athlete, apparently quite a bit. If you're gay, well, not so much. I was reminded of this fact again this week with the news that sponsor magnet and 2008 Olympic gold...Read More


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72 cents on the dollar

Filed by Ed Team | February 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Indiana deserves better than 72 cents on the dollar." -- Indiana state senator Sue Errington (D) at a rally in favor of a state-based equal pay bill currently being considered. In Indiana, women earn .72 for every $1 men earn....Read More


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Tyra translated: Are you a top or a bottom?

Filed by Ed Team | February 05, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"How do I say this on Daytime TV? It's Christmas Day. Do you like to give presents or receive them?" -- Tyra Banks asking a guest if he's a top or a bottom. The episode is about straight guys who...Read More


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Annise Parker on municipal government

Filed by Ed Team | February 04, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Municipal government is so much about making sure the trash gets picked up and the potholes get filled, that sometimes all that other discussion can be a distraction. ... Obviously, I have paid my dues in the community and have...Read More


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Giuliano is GLAAD ESPN removed offfensive ad

Filed by Ed Team | February 03, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We are pleased that ESPN realized that this ad was problematic and decided to remove it so quickly. Ads that exploit these kinds of clich├ęd stereotypes may elicit cheap laughs, but they also send a message that some people are...Read More


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Rep. Jared Polis

Filed by Ed Team | February 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

" To sum up my whirlwind first three weeks in Congress, I've: Been kissed by Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen -- on stage, no less at the Human Rights Campaign Ball). Had my congressional ID pin accidentally stolen by fellow...Read More


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George W. Bush Reincarnated

Filed by Ed Team | February 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"By electing Steele, Republicans have indicated they learned nothing from the historic election of 2008. Steele represents more of the same, tired GOP tactics of division and politics of exclusion. He's another unaccomplished, anti-intellectual captive of the religious right...Read More