Quote of the Day: December 2009

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There's more than 10 in one paragraph

Filed by Ed Team | December 31, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Get all pro-homosexual and pro-promiscuity programs, literature, teachers, and counselors out of every school now. Remove "gay" clubs, Planned Parenthood at health fairs, and GLSEN- PFLAG- SIECUS activists. Cease all condom demonstrations, abortion referrals, on-site birth control dispensing, sexual orientation...Read More


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Mark Feehily on Stephen Gately

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

"Stephen was extremely brave. He was the first member of a boyband to come out, and, in hindsight, it helped me and probably lots of other gay lads to understand their sexuality and come out. Every time a celebrity who...Read More


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The Year of Gay

Filed by Ed Team | December 29, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"One catalyst was the Olympic Games in 2008, a landmark event that many in the LGBT community have interpreted as a "coming out" event. LGBT websites have allowed for communities to build, to advertise events, and to allow contact and...Read More


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Russian Orthodox Church Leader Patriarch Kirill on Gay Rights

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

"We respect the person's free choice, including in sex relations. The religious tradition of almost all nations has treated homosexuality as a sin. Those who commit a sin must not be punished... And we have repeatedly spoken out against discriminating...Read More


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Police raid Georgian LGBT organization meeting

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

"They did not wear police uniforms, did not provide a search warrant, did not inform about their identity or agency they represented and did not explain the purpose of their intrusion. Members of the LGBT community were present in the...Read More


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Max Clifford on staying in the closet

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

"Do I think that's right? Of course not. It's a very sad state of affairs. But it's a fact that homophobia in football is as strong now as it was 10 years ago. If you'd asked me in 2000 whether...Read More


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Christmas want lists

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

"Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered." -- Comedian Phyllis Diller...Read More


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Three wise men and a virgin

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

"The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin." -- Comedian Jay Leno...Read More


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Whether you want Xmas cheer or not!

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

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


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When Santa is a groupie

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

"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph." - Former child star Shirley Temple...Read More


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Musto goes gaga over Gaga

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

"Despite all her fancy artifice, there's something vulnerable and sincere about the Lady that makes her very appealing. A dazzling amalgam of glam rock icons and '90s club kids, with a hint of Madonna, she's the Frankenstein monster of dance...Read More


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Requiring condoms in porn

Filed by Ed Team | December 19, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"Although workers in adult films should enjoy protections under the current phrasing of the regulation, the adult film industry has steadfastly refused to take any steps to protect its workers from diseases spread by blood-borne pathogens, resulting in thousands of...Read More


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Ellen on Uganda

Filed by Ed Team | December 18, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I'm so thankful for the freedoms that we have in this country; the freedom of speech, the freedom to vote and the freedom to love who we want. And I want to say that what's happening in Uganda makes me...Read More


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Blame Catholics for Rwanda

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

"It is extremely worrying to learn that Uganda's neighbour seems to have caught the homophobic bug, no doubt spurred on by malign religious influences. It is hardly surprising that a large majority of Rwandans are Roman Catholic and that the...Read More


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NOM promises to overturn DC marriage

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

"The people of D.C. have a right, guaranteed by the charter, which is D.C.'s constitution, to vote to protect marriage. Politicians on the city council are acting as if they have the right through legislation to deprive citizens of D.C....Read More


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Jim Demint's "troubled" by a gay president

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

"[A gay president] would be bothersome to me personally because I consider it immoral.[...] Marriage is a religious institution. The federal government has no business redefining what it is. Governments should not be in the business of promoting a behavior...Read More


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No Confused Penguins

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

"He's strong and healthy and showing no signs of confusion from having non-heterosexual parents. He's happy and loves swimming around - I think the parents are very proud." --Curator Siani Tinley of the East London Aquarium in South Africa, on...Read More


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First gay man to head CA's assembly

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

"I want to thank the Members of the Assembly Democratic Caucus for the faith they have placed in me. It is a humbling privilege. I will work every day to justify that faith and to earn the enormous honor of...Read More


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Playing Gay Is "So Not An Issue" for These Teens

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

"I told them that if they play their parts successfully, the audience will confuse them and their characters, which is to say, people will assume they're gay or they never would have been able to play the part so convincingly....Read More


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The Boss for Equality

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

"Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I've been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton. I've long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and...Read More


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A Step Forward in New Jersey

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

"Throughout the history of our nation, New Jerseyans have been among the first to champion the fundamental rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - from the fight for independence to the civil rights movement. By moving forward...Read More


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Fulfilling a Promise

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

"As Christians, we know that we can only fulfill the promise of our baptismal vows when all of our brothers and sisters in Christ can fulfill theirs. Today the people of Los Angeles and Mary Glasspool have made it more...Read More


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The Real Fight

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

"The real fight is not over marriage itself. Perry v. Schwarzenegger is only about gay marriage in the sense that Roe v. Wade was about privacy, or Brown v. Board of Education was about school choice. The case is really...Read More


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Friends and Enemies

Filed by Ed Team | December 05, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The fight for justice is always long and hard, and while this vote was of course extremely disappointing, we now know with certainty who our friends are and who our enemies are. And, trust me, we won't forget it at...Read More


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As Nature Made Them

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

"As a gynaecologist at University College Hospital, [Sarah Creighton] was the first to set out to compare those whose doctors had, at birth, attempted to 'normalise' their genitals, and those who had no surgery. Nobody had followed up on patients...Read More


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The Right Side

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

"People have said to me 'now is not the time'. There's always time to be on the right side of history." --New York State Sen. Tom Duane...Read More


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Sec. Clinton on Discrimination and HIV/AIDS

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

"Obviously, our efforts [to combat HIV/AIDS] are hampered whenever discrimination or marginalization of certain populations results in less effective outreach and treatment. So we will work not only to ensure access for all who need it, but also to combat...Read More


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Grief Is a Sword

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

"We queers of Revelation hill...died of the greed of power, because we were expendable. If you mean to visit any of us, it had better be to make you strong to fight that power. Take your languor and easy tears...Read More