Quote of the Day: December 2010

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Singapore's ex-gays

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

"We think that it is something that can be managed, it can be something that can be overcome, and there are people who have successfully come out of it," said Lung, who considered sex-change surgery when he was younger. It...Read More


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Kill gays, make sure they don't reproduce

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

"This isn‚'t just a designer baby for Sir Elton John, this is a designer accessory‚ [cut] Now it seems like money can buy him anything, and so he has entered into this peculiar arrangement‚[cut] The baby is a product of...Read More


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The police care less about gays being attacked than gays having sex

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

"Sorry, guys. We'll give you a report number, but we'll never catch these guys." --Christopher Ortega on the police's response after he and a friend were beat up in Austin while leaving a gay bar...Read More


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Furnish-John baby born

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 28, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment. Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents." --Elton John and David Furnish announcing the birth of their baby...Read More


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Richard Chamberlain: Stay in the closet

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"It's complicated. There's still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It's regrettable, it's stupid, it's heartless, and it's immoral, but there it is. For an actor to be working is a kind of miracle, because most actors aren't,...Read More


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Ann Coulter doesn't want gays in the military

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

"People who are promoting this could not care less about the military. They would like to destroy the military and so it's a win-win for them, either it works, which it won't, or it doesn't work and 'yay the military...Read More


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You're stuck with us now, Nancy-boy

Filed by Bil Browning | December 24, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If a homosexual signs up now, he's stuck with the whole magilla. Go to your superior officer now and say, hey, I'm a flaming homosexual, I hate the army, let me out of here, the superior officer will say, tough...Read More


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Joe Manchin's sorry he cut out of work

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 23, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Let me apologize to anybody and everybody within our listening and reading areas. I'm very sorry for missing the two votes.[...] Saturday was our Christmas and Saturday evening was our Christmas dinner. I got up Sunday and came back to...Read More


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Ban Ki-Moon loves the LGBTs

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

"Together, we seek the repeal of laws that criminalise homosexuality, that permit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, that encourage violence. When individuals are attacked, abused or imprisoned because of their sexual orientation, we must speak...Read More


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Choice in Canada

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 21, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's the right of individuals to choose their orientation[....] Individuals have chosen." --Conservative Canadian senator Rev Don Meredith...Read More


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The right's collective head explodes

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 20, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The armies of other nations have allowed gays to serve openly in the military. The reason they could afford to do this is simple: they could allow homosexuals to serve in their military because we didn't allow them to serve...Read More


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America stronger in every way

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

"Where does it rank? It ranks very high. I think people will see this [vote] as a celebration of our country. Passing this bill makes America stronger in every way, not just national security, but in our values. Frankly it's...Read More


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Winona Ryder on Mel Gibson's anti-semitism and homophobia

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 18, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I remember, like, 15 years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And [Mel Gibson] was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up...Read More


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McCain plans to filibuster

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

"Yeah, I do. I think my father will filibuster probably. And I think that this will probably pass, and I think gay marriage will pass in this country." --Meghan McCain on her father's position on DADT...Read More


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Solidarity, Religious Right style

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

"We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Family Research Council, American Family Association, Concerned Women of America, National Organization for Marriage, Liberty Counsel and other pro-family organizations that are working to protect and promote natural marriage and family. We support...Read More


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Dan Choi hospitalized for nervous breakdown

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

"I did not initially want to publicize this but I now realize it is critical for our community to know several things: veterans gay or straight carry human burdens, Activists share similar burdens, no activist should be portrayed as super...Read More


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Warhol Foundation threatens funding over Smithsonian censorship

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

"Last week the Foundation published a statement on its website condemning the National Portrait Gallery's removal of the work and on Friday our Board of Directors met to discuss the long-term implications of the Museum's behavior on the Foundation's relationship...Read More


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Renewed hope on DADT

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

"Since the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has broad support among Senators, our troops, and the American people, it is my hope that that the Senate will move forward with an alternative legislative method. The bipartisan proposal from Senators...Read More


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Joint Statement from Gay Inc about DADT

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

"Despite the unfortunate result of the Senate's cloture vote on the defense authorization bill, there are other viable legislative options to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" before Congress adjourns , and a solid 60-vote Senate majority still in favor of...Read More


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Salvation Army throws away 'sinful' toys

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

"I asked if these toys went to another charitable organizations but was told no, that by passing these toys on to another agency for distribution would be supporting these toys. I was told to withhold a six-inch Harry Potter figure,...Read More


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Satan made you transgender?

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

"Humans are made in the image of God - male and female. Satan, our enemy, hates God, and wants to deface God's likeness wherever he can. We are all sinners, deeply impacted by our own sinfulness and enmity toward God,...Read More


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Mayor sorry about gay bar raid

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 09, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I believe that what occurred that evening should not have happened and should not happen again. As mayor of the city of Atlanta, I feel pain for anyone mistreated in our city and apologize to each plaintiff in the Calhoun...Read More


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Obama is confident about DADT repeal

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

"The White House remains fully committed to passage of the NDAA, including the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, during the lame duck. This is a priority for the President, and are we confident that the Congress will be able...Read More


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Gays will boycott FIFA

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

"We do not feel the World Cup should be held in any country that abuses and disregards the basic human rights of LGBT people. FIFA president Sepp Blatter talks of his wish for inclusivity and to bring the game to...Read More


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Palin vs. Cho

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

"You say you 'don't agree with the family's politics at all' but I say, if you understood that commonsense conservative values supports the right of individuals like you, like all of us, to live our lives with less government interference...Read More


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Ridding ourselves of warriors

Filed by Bil Browning | December 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Aside from seizing the opportunity to end a form of discrimination that will be looked upon with embarrassment in the not too distant future and complying with the wishes of the commander-in-chief, the fact of the matter is that wartime...Read More


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Republicans announce support for DADT repeal

Filed by Bil Browning | December 04, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I pledged to keep an open mind about the present policy on Don't Ask Don't Tell. Having reviewed the Pentagon report, having spoken to active and retired military service members, and having discussed the matter privately with Defense Secretary Gates...Read More


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Are you going to ask them?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 03, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I can't think of a single precedent in American history of doing a referendum of the American armed forces on a policy issue. Are you going to ask them if they want 15 month tours, are you going to ask...Read More


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Schakowsky: This is a beginning

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

"This is a momentous day in Illinois and I commend the state House and Senate for taking a historic vote to pass civil unions legislation. With it, Illinois removes some of the most egregious barriers currently faced by gays and...Read More


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End of story

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

"For years, Senators have said they'd lift the ban on gays serving openly in the military when the military signaled the time had come. When the architect of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' General Colin Powell, said the time had come,...Read More