Quote of the Day: August 2010

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The voice of LGBT Kurds

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There are 15 million Kurds in Turkey, and one in 10 people is gay, but where are the Kurdish gay people? That is the question that led to this. We wanted to find out how people express their sexuality in...Read More


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Faithfulness and compassion

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In the reality in which we live today, marriage can be between same gender as well as opposite gender persons, and we, as a church, need to be able to respond to this reality as Dr. Jane Spahr has done...Read More


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Chi Chiz stays open

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There's going to be uniformed and plainclothes officers on-site. And if there are arrests the bar could be closed." --An anonymous source who talked to Rod about the conditions under which Chi Chiz, a gay bar in NYC, will remain...Read More


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Maggie: Either/Or on Mehlman

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

"The American people -- including over 80% of Republicans and even 40% of Democrats -- oppose same-sex marriage. NOM has already proven in races from New York to California that it is a particularly bad idea for Republicans to support...Read More


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Where else to go?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It says that it is better for students to go to their home or their community or their church. I can't go to any of those. I go home and my parents tell me I am cursed. I go to...Read More


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Ken Mehlman comes out

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 26, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life. Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I've told my family, friends, former colleagues, and...Read More


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Walking the walk

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 25, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We need to walk the walk as well as talk the talk." --Jill Carnaghi, associate vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, on her school pulling out of a shopping event with Target that sounded pretty...Read More


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Church trial

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 24, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"More and more ministers are going to be put in a position where their church members are going to come to them asking for a wedding, and they're going to have to say yes. Not to do so would violate...Read More


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The same insulting and derogatory assumptions

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This survey of military spouses contains many of the same insulting and derogatory assumptions and insinuations about gays and lesbians that ran throughout the last survey. Answer choices suggest things like the Defense Department possibly distributing flyers in military neighborhoods...Read More


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It's funny because it's true

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 22, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Message: I already have a plan, just in case the doorbell rings and it turns out to be Barack Obama wanting to talk to me about the economy or whatever. I'm just gonna tell him I'm gay. He'll look right...Read More


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Jesus Doesn't Love the Welfare State

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Here is how Jesus' words, in light of his own teaching and the whole counsel of God, could be modernized for application to welfare statists: 'I despaired and you gave me stew, when what I truly needed was my birthright....Read More


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Palin endorses Wacky Jackie

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Jackie Walorski will make an excellent representative of Indiana's 2nd Congressional District, having been born and raised there and serving as a state representative for the past five years. She knows the people, she knows the issues that matter to...Read More


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Media exaggerate differences between boys and girls

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If you map the distribution of scores for verbal skills of boys and of girls you get two graphs that overlap so much you would need a very fine pencil indeed to show the difference between them. Yet people ignore...Read More


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Johnny Weir isn't ashamed of his sexuality

Filed by Bil Browning | August 18, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm completely self-sufficient. I don't need anyone for anything. I can have sex with myself, I can love myself, I can do all those things myself. The importance that people place on me not having another half even if it's...Read More


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Kevin Jennings will not be bullied

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 17, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As the leading proponent of stopping bullying in America, I was not allowed to be bullied out of my job. I've been preaching for 25 years that bullying is not OK. There was no way I could then say, 'OK,...Read More


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Courtesy stigma

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 16, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Yes, I am hiding it. I only tell people I want to tell, who I know are gay or people who are important in her life who she wants me to tell. Will I tell my boss or the people...Read More


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Progress is heroic, boring, and frustrating

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 15, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The story in American history I most like to tell is the one about how women got the right to vote 90 years ago this month. It has everything. Adventure! Suspense! Treachery! Drunken legislators! But, first, there was a 70-year...Read More


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Existing military policy and lying

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 14, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In short, I have lied to my classmates and compromised my integrity and identity by adhering to existing military policy." --Katie Miller, who quit West Point this week over DADT...Read More


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Barney Frank talks NOM

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 13, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"People have a constitutional right to express themselves as they wish, and that right obviously applies even to people who for some reason have dedicated much of their lives to trying to diminish the lives of others. I do not...Read More


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iPhone users get laid more often

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

"According to a recent study of smart phone users, people with iPhones have the most sexual partners (and VDs), followed by those with Blackberries and Androids." -- Geekologie on the new study that claims iPhone users get laid more often...Read More


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Imagine a Democratic White House saying the same thing about conservatives

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 11, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"These people ought to be drug tested. They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we've eliminated the Pentagon. That's not reality. They wouldn't be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president." --White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on...Read More


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It's my personal faith that everyone should do what I say

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 10, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I really do not think that we should have homosexuals guiding our children. I think that it's a lifestyle that I don't agree with. I realize a lot of people do. It's my personal faith, religious faith, that I don't...Read More


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Even jail-bound crack dealers can get married

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am extremely happy. It turned out to be the best day of my life. I can't wait for him to come home." -- Takesha Piazza, immediately following her marriage to alleged crack dealer Franklin Barndt. The two were wed...Read More


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Arnold Schwarzneggar: Don't stay Prop 8 ruling

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 08, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Administration believes the public interest is best served by permitting the Court's judgment to go into effect, thereby restoring the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. Doing so is consistent with California's long history of treating all...Read More


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Maggie Gallagher, tea bagger

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 07, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If this ruling is upheld, millions of Americans will face for the first time a legal system that is committed to the view that our deeply held moral views on sex and marriage are unacceptable in the public square, the...Read More


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Target CEO is sorry he screwed over employees "in a way I did not anticipate"

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 06, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"While I firmly believe that a business climate conducive to growth is critical to our future, I realize our decision affected many of you in a way I did not anticipate, and for that I am genuinely sorry." --Target CEO...Read More


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Seth MacFarlane doesn't get it

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[The unhappy reaction to our transgender character] surprised me. I don't meet a lot of stupid homosexuals. They seem to be a pretty smart bunch. But it seemed that they were not picking up on the fact that it was...Read More


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150 Orthodox Rabbis sign pro-gay statement

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 04, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Embarrassing, harassing or demeaning someone with a homosexual orientation or same-sex attraction is a violation of Torah prohibitions that embody the deepest values of Judaism. Jews with homosexual orientations or same sex-attractions should be welcomed as full members of the...Read More


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Smoking banned outside

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Sadly, smoking is widespread in the LGBT community. As a leader in LGBT health, the Center feels strongly that we should set an example within our community." --Susan Cohen, director of the Health Education & Prevention department at the Los...Read More


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Twitter hackers help coming out

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 02, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

''I'm so happy. It's all been so recent to be honest. Over the past couple of weeks I've had time to think and come to realise who I am. I have grown up a lot.... I'm single, I've not had...Read More


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Is the Tea Party racist?

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

"Is the Tea Party a racist? I think the "movement" is so incoherent, it's difficult to ascribe any particular attribute to it. What we know is that it consists of people who are mad. They're mad about a lot of...Read More