Quote of the Day: September 2009

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Speaking Out Worldwide

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

"(We) must condemn violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In country after country after country, young men and women are persecuted, are singled out, even murdered in cold blood, because of who they love or just based on...Read More


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The Importance of Family

Filed by Ed Team | September 29, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Whether children are raised by two parents, a single parent, grandparents, a same-sex couple, or a guardian, families encourage us to do our best and enable us to accomplish great things." --President Barack Obama, proclaiming Family Day 2009...Read More


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Global Bias

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

"[Homosexuality] is not acceptable in the majority of the world. And there are some countries that allow that, thinking it is a kind of democracy . . . I think it is not." --New United Nations General Assembly President Ali...Read More


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How We Move Forward

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

"No one should be denied the opportunity to choose his or her spouse. It is a basic human right and deeply personal decision. Throughout history, we have only moved forward when society has distinguished between traditional values and valueless traditions."...Read More


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The Perks

Filed by Ed Team | September 26, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is the first generation of gay kids who have the great joy of being able to argue with their parents about dating, just like their straight peers do." --Ritch Savin-Williams, professor of developmental psychology at Cornell...Read More


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The Ultimate Tragedy

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

"Martin Luther King Jr. once said, 'The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence ... by the good people.' History suggests that we can't always eliminate oppression and cruelty, but we can...Read More


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Children of God

Filed by Ed Team | September 24, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"We can no longer keep kicking our youth to the curb like trash. We are all children of God." --Robert Moore, young-adults director for Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons...Read More


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A Matter of Etiquette

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

"The plural of Mrs. is Mesdames and the plural of Mr. is Messrs. So a married female couple with the same surname would be Mesdames Jenna and Aurora Acorn, and a married male couple would be the Messrs. Jackson and...Read More


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Actions Speak Louder than Words

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

"I'm not going to tell some gay kid in the audience that he can't get married." --Former President George W. Bush, about a proposed section of a commencement address at Furman University in spring 2008...Read More


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The Company We Keep

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

"People may be effectively 'outing' themselves just by the virtual company they keep." --Carolyn Y. Johnson of the Boston Globe, reporting on an MIT software project that analyzes people's Facebook friends and predicts whether a person is gay....Read More


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Confident in the Justice of Our Cause

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

There is nothing in the brief that we are unprepared to deal with. We're pleased that the issues have now been joined and the case is moving toward resolution, because every day, an increasing number of families--not just our plaintiffs--are...Read More


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A First, But Not a Trailblazer

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

"When I came on the department 25 years ago, the trails had already been blazed. I've never had any issues within this department or within this city." --Jane Castor, who was just named police chief of Tampa, Florida, the first...Read More


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Very Satisfying

Filed by Ed Team | September 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"To be included in something we never felt we'd be included in is very satisfying." --Actor George Takei on his upcoming appearance, with his spouse Brad Altman, on The Newlywed Game...Read More


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Coming Home

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

"At a time when the opportunities and challenges faced by our community are limitless, the Center is a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of LGBT people. I am honored and excited to lead the Center in providing the kind of...Read More


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A Playful Masculinity

Filed by Ed Team | September 15, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"By shuttling so easily along the continuum of masculinity, from frat-boy stud to dapper showman, he's raised questions about what might be possible for other actors, gay and straight. . . . If more actors were out, if the larger...Read More


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A Top Priority

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

"It is unacceptable that in a nation committed to equality people can still be fired in more than half the states for being gay. Congressional leaders should make passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act a top priority." --New York Times editorial,...Read More


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The Captain and the Kid

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

"David [Furnish] and I have always talked about adoption, David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I am 62 and I think because of the travelling I do and the life I have, maybe...Read More


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We're Sorry

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

"While [mathematician Alan Turing] was dealt with under the law of the time and we can't put the clock back, his treatment was of course utterly unfair and I am pleased to have the chance to say how deeply sorry...Read More


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A Hero for Everyone

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

"Everyone should be proud of him--black, white, gay, straight, Bay Area, New Yorkers--because of his actions that day. We in the gay community should be particularly proud because his actions broke a lot of stereotypes." --Paul Holm, the surviving partner...Read More


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Lesbian Idolatry

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

"I'm thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. I've watched since the beginning, and I've always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I'll save from...Read More


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In for the Long Run

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

"People are going to say I haven't been here long enough, but if you get me behind the mayor's desk I'm going to run this city." --Melissa Sue Robinson, candidate for mayor in Nampa, Idaho. She is the first transgender...Read More


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Box Office

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

"If there's one thing Arnold Schwarzenegger understands, it's box office. And Harvey Milk now has box office." --California State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), on whether Gov. Schwarzenegger is likely to sign the bill to create Harvey Milk Day. The...Read More


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Beth Ditto: Obama is smart & marriage is stupid

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

"I think that [Obama] is smart and he's playing the field and taking... I mean, health care is more important than marriage, because marriage is stupid anyway. I don't think that gay marriage is where he needs to start, that's...Read More


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Joined In Holy Macaroni

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

"Life lived as a married, same-sex couple in the District is about as shocking as navy blazers and khaki pants. As a reporter who has visited all parts of the city over the past decade, I can tell you that...Read More


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Levi's eyes are open

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

"You've got to understand that you're dealing with a young man here, and what he has done is he's broadened his horizons. However he has felt in the past, this [experience] has afforded him the opportunity to meet a lot...Read More


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A Lot to Say

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

"There are just so many stereotypes about us that we have to be these silent cool types that don't talk or only are about how we look. And we have a lot to say. "We just don't really ever get...Read More


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Peace, Love, and Ice Cream

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

"At the core of Ben & Jerry's values, we believe that social justice can and should be something that every human being is entitled to. From the very beginning of our 30 year history, we have supported equal rights for...Read More


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A Family Like Any Other

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

"In the past, Maryland has, as a legal principle, honored marriages performed elsewhere even when those marriages could not have been performed here.... "Mark and I would prefer to make it "official" in Maryland rather than traveling to New England....Read More