Quote of the Day: May 2010

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Memorial Day: Remembering Leonard Matlovich

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one." -- Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich was a Vietnam War veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze...Read More


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White House on the release of Malawi couple

Filed by Bil Browning | May 30, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The White House is pleased to learn of President Bingu wa Mutharika's pardon of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza. These individuals were not criminals and their struggle is not unique. We must all recommit ourselves to ending the persecution and...Read More


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Political homophobia

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Political homophobes aren't gay-hating in the traditional sense. In fact, publicly, most are strong supporters of LGBT equality. But, behind closed doors, many Democratic leaders, consultants, Hill staffers and the rest will vociferously argue that there is no political benefit...Read More


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Barney Frank on DADT repeal

Filed by Bil Browning | May 28, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The votes in the Senate Committee and on the House floor to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" constitute one of the most important advances in our fight against prejudice based on sexual orientation. A very few years from now, it...Read More


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Let's look at the numbers

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"A man who says he is straight but is having sex with other men is more likely to be married than a straight man who has sex with women, according to the survey. Only 54% of the men who say...Read More


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Obama heckles back

Filed by Bil Browning | May 26, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's good to see ya. I have to say, you know what? I saw this guy down in LA. Two points I want to make. He really should like buy a ticket to, if he wants to demonstrate, buy a...Read More


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Belkin: Obama shows leadership

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The President's statement today keeps his promise to lift the ban by establishing the terms on which 'don't ask, don't tell' will be dismantled. For the past seventeen years, every expert who has studied this policy has emphasized that dismantling...Read More


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Inclusion

Filed by Ed Team | May 24, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The inclusion of these groups that have nothing to do with gay rights, that had divisive and hateful messaging, was horrible. ... You can't arbitrarily exclude a large part of our gay community with messaging that's false and divisive." --Lawyer...Read More


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Madonna on Malawi

Filed by Ed Team | May 23, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am shocked and saddened by the decision made today by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison. As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people no matter what their gender, race,...Read More


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FBI investigated Harvey Milk

Filed by Ed Team | May 22, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In terms of what the political climate was at that time, one would assume the FBI had looked into all of those gentleman." --Danny Nicoletta, on proof recently found that shows the FBI investigated Harvey Milk...Read More


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Gay teens are targetted

Filed by Ed Team | May 21, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"How can you deny that gay teenagers are targeted in high school? Just spend an hour in a high school." --Ninth grader Andy Berlin, testifying before the Minnesota Legislature on anti-gay bullying...Read More


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Florida dems on Bill McCollum's Rekers scandal

Filed by Bil Browning | May 19, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Even more disturbing than the total amount paid to Mr. Rekers is the fact that he was paid almost double what was agreed upon for his discredited testimony. While Mr. Rekers was supposed to receive only $60,900 in taxpayer money,...Read More


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Proud homophobe

Filed by Ed Team | May 18, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The homophobe does not engage in violence against homosexuals. Repelled, he stays away from them. Homophobes are divided on the wisdom of laws against homosexual acts. Some believe laws are a good way to reduce their frequency and damaging consequences....Read More


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Aaron Sorkin: No living gay movie stars

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I can only imagine that Setoodeh's piece felt like a solid kidney punch, not to just Mr. Hayes and the other actors tagged in the story, but to teenagers -- kids who live in daily fear of what their parents...Read More


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Close on DADT

Filed by Ed Team | May 16, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We're very close -- within one or two votes -- and we feel optimistic about that." --Anonymous source to the Advocate on DADT repeal passing the Senate Armed Services Committee...Read More


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Ted Haggard on George Rekers

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I know exactly what it feels like to have both sides hating you bitterly. Some Christians will throw him away. Some gays will crusade against him. If there is any truth to the accusations, this may be his opportunity to...Read More


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Gay marriage and abortion are "insidious" and "dangerous"

Filed by Ed Team | May 14, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Initiatives aimed at protecting the essential and primary values of life, beginning at conception, and of the family based on the indissoluble marriage between a man and a woman, help to respond to some of today's most insidious and dangerous...Read More


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Being anti-gay is the new coming out

Filed by Bil Browning | May 13, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Seems like there's always a dude on TV, doesn't it? You know, the anti-gay activist who is secretly involved in an apparent pro-gay activity? Last week, it was discovered the Family Research Council's George Rekers recently hired a gay male...Read More


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Best Friend Testimony: Elena Kagan is not a lesbian

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There is this assumption that people make at a single point about women who get to their 40s or 50s and never marry that it must be because they're gay. It's just usually that they don't get nominated for the...Read More


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Rentboy.com statement on Rekers scandal

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We remain open-minded and devoted to privacy for the people who use our site, but we can't take the risk out of leading a double life, or having a closeted or hypocritical career... If you're a famous heterosexual homophobe and...Read More


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A form of activism

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think [coming out to your commander is] a form of activism. I think it's me saying that this is a policy and a law that's broken and needs to change. My intent with it was not to be an...Read More


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President Obama Honors Lesbian Mothers

Filed by Ed Team | May 09, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by two parents, a single mother, two mothers, a step-mom, a grandmother, or a guardian." -- President Barack Obama, in his Proclamation on Mother's Day, 2010....Read More


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George Rekers has never been gay

Filed by Ed Team | May 08, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"If today's news story in the Miami New Times is accurate, I have been advised to retain the services of a defamation attorney in this matter, because the fact is that I am not gay and never have been." --George...Read More


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The Justice Department's stance on DOMA

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 07, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"This presidential administration disagrees with DOMA as a matter of policy and would like to see it repealed. But that does not affect its constitutionality.'' --Justice attorney W. Scott Simpson in yesterday's DOMA challenge...Read More


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Trans workshop raided in Jakarta

Filed by Ed Team | May 06, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"Islam has a place for people who naturally have double sexual organs but not for those who intentionally exchange their given gender. These people are sick, so it is an obligation to help them heal themselves." --Habib Idrus Al-Ghodri on...Read More


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The Inevitability of Equal Rights for Homosexuals

Filed by Ed Team | May 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Given that we all know how (if not exactly when) this story of equal rights and full inclusion for homosexuals is going to end, the really interesting question is who we are in this drama. Where do we position ourselves...Read More


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Bishop V Gene Robinson's letter to the Pope

Filed by Ed Team | May 04, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Christian church -- like any institution -- is as capable of sin as any individual. We have been wrong before, from the Inquisition and the Crusades down to our defense of slavery (using scripture) and our denigration of women....Read More


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Elton John wants to ban religions?

Filed by Ed Team | May 03, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"How do we allow a gay, who wants to ban religions, claimed that the prophet Eissa (Jesus) was gay and calls for Middle Eastern countries to allow gays to have sexual freedom." --Mounir al-Wasimi, head of the Egyptian Musician Union,...Read More


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Undermining the Commander-In-Chief

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The question for President Obama now is: does he want to mark this issue in the failure column as President Clinton was forced to do, or does he want to deliver on the change we were promised? It is inconceivable...Read More


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Pelosi: Place a Moratorium on DADT

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We all look forward to the report on the review of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy by the Defense Department. In the meantime, the administration should immediately place a moratorium on dismissals under this policy until the review has...Read More