Quote of the Day: January 2011

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Primates of the Anglican Communion Respond to Kato Murder

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 31, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We would like to express our support for the statement of The Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the horrific murder of David Kato in Mukono, Uganda. We join him in saying that no one should have to live in...Read More


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David Kato Experiences Homophobia at Funeral

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 30, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The world has gone crazy. People are turning away from the scriptures. They should turn back, they should abandon what they are doing. You cannot start admiring a fellow man.[...] It is ungodly." --The pastor at David Kato's funeral, the...Read More


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Keep Chick-fil-A Out

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 29, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We have the right to choose where our money is going. Giving money to an organization that supports anti-gay networks and isn't environmentally conscious is the wrong thing to do. And the more we pay them, the bigger they grow."...Read More


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Obama Responds to David Kato's Death

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 28, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the murder of David Kato. In Uganda, David showed tremendous courage in speaking out against hate. He was a powerful advocate for fairness and freedom. The United States mourns his murder, and we...Read More


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Alan Cumming: It's 'Irresponsible' to Tell Actors Not to Come Out

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 27, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think it's so mean-spirited. If you're living a lie, that's not healthy, and I think it is really irresponsible of Richard and Rupert to say those things. It's about how you exist as a person in the world, and...Read More


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NGLTF: DOMA and ENDA Next

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 26, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If the president is truly serious about job creation and boosting America's economic well-being, he must provide leadership and action in helping to pass employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and ending the costly and unjust federal...Read More


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Elton John Says Taking Care of a Baby Is Relaxing

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 25, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[Fatherhood] is surprisingly very relaxing because this little soul that you are feeding, changing, bathing and that you're telling bedtime stories to is a blank palette, a blank canvas and all it needs is love and nurturing." --Elton John on...Read More


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DeMint Is Boycotting CPAC, Too

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 24, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"With leading conservatives organizations not participating this year, Sen. DeMint will not be attending. He hopes to attend a unified CPAC next year." --Wesley Denton, Senator Jim DeMint's spokesman, on DeMint joining the CPAC boycott over GOProud's attendance...Read More


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Superintendent Believes in GSA

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 23, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I believe in this, and so does the principal." --Valley Stream South High School Superintendent Dr. Richard Marsh, after students complained that the principal wouldn't let them start a GSA...Read More


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Wish in One Hand

Filed by Bil Browning | January 22, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In order to be the kind of transformational leader he can be, he should show the country the way forth on dismantling the so-called Defense of Marriage Act so that the law no longer robs the states of their right...Read More


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Rick Santorum Is Still a Homophobe

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"But what I can say is that the state is not doing a service to the child and to society by not putting that child in a home where there is a mother and a father. This is common sense....Read More


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Charles Barkley Says Martin Luther King Would Support Gay Rights

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 20, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"People try to make it about black and white. He talked about equality for every man, every woman. We have a thing going on now - people discriminating against homosexuals in this country. I love the people. God bless the...Read More


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Smithsonian Defends Censorship

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I still believe it was a right decision and I'm still proud that that exhibit is still up and thousands of people are coming and learning what we hoped they would learn from it," Clough told The Associated Press. --Smithsonian...Read More


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Great American Melting Pot

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Last week we saw a white Catholic male Republican judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic Jewish woman member of Congress, who was his friend. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American gay college student, and...Read More


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Hatred Paralyzes

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 17, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." --Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....Read More


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Habibi

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 16, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In New York there's nowhere I can come to and cry, so to speak. Habibi is a welcoming community." --"Amir," speaking to the NY Times about Habibi, a traveling gay Arab party...Read More


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New Hampshire Will Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 15, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Leadership simply announced their top priorities. There was no suggestion they're against this or we're divided." --NH State Rep. David Bates, who's one of many New Hampshire conservatives who's convinced that same-sex marriage will come up for a vote even...Read More


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The Rise of Gay Sports Bars

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I don't want to go to some fancy lounge and drink martinis. Or end up at a leather bar." --Gay sports bar Boxers co-owner Rob Hynds, in a New York Times article on the rise of gay sports bars...Read More


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Yoga instructor's anti-gay email

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 13, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Greetings! I know it sounds gay, but we are definitely less gay across the bored (sic) when compared to CMS, BOA, etc, etc. Closing completely because of some white stuff is being uber gay![...] Y2 Yoga is in full support...Read More


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Jane Lynch on audience acceptance of gay actors

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 12, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is a business of projection and desiring people from afar. And watching people go through trials and tribulations, so there has got to be some truth to it, in terms of, 'I could see myself with that person.' Because...Read More


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Fred Karger on gay ban

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"That's code for homophobia. I'm going to send him a letter and ask that I be included, and I'm going to look to the FEC to see what the rules are." --Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger, on being banned...Read More


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In search of queer culture

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 10, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"A quarter century after the founding of the GLBT Historical Society, we're proud to open a museum to showcase our community's history. The GLBT History Museum is in the heart of the Castro, a neighborhood visited not only by locals,...Read More


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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on DADT

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 09, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"DADT finally repealed! Celebration across Arizona skies tonight. What a glorious day." -- Representative Gabrielle Giffords on Twitter. The Arizona Congresswoman was shot in the head Saturday morning and is currently in critical care in a Tucson hospital....Read More


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Texas can divorce the gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 08, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This case ... is not a suit to declare a statute unconstitutional or enjoin its enforcement, but a private divorce proceeding involving issues of property division and child custody." --Justice Diane Henson, in ruling that Texas could divorce a same-sex...Read More


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Johnny Weir comes out

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In a sexual way, I'm gay, but I would marry a woman tomorrow if it struck me. I don't think sex and relationships necessarily have to go together." --Johnny Weir...Read More


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David Cicilline in the House

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"For me personally, it was a very proud moment. I was very proud of the members of Congress, and then [the] members of Senate. It made me very proud and gave real meaning to some of our core values as...Read More


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Former skinhead on homophobia

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 05, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Homosexuality was seen as a sick perversion of the natural order, an unnatural and unhealthy lifestyle choice, a symptom of the sick society that Jews were scheming to bring about. White men and women who were recruited into homosexuality wouldn't...Read More


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Willow Palin will be insulted

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"She's called people a faggot on Facebook a couple of times. You don't throw around the f-word without hearing from me about it." --Kathy Griffin on her promise to insult Willow Palin...Read More


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Ramin Setoodeh hasn't backed down

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 03, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Sadly, not enough has changed since the 1950s. We speculate about the sexuality of megastars, and as long as they stay straight off screen we're willing to let them play straight on screen. When somebody famous comes out of the...Read More


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Anti-gay Flicks: Entertaining the troops

Filed by Bil Browning | January 02, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The videos created onboard USS Enterprise in 2006-2007 were not created with the intent to offend anyone. The videos were intended to be humorous skits focusing the crew's attention on specific issues such as port visits, traffic safety, water conservation,...Read More


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Breaking New Years News

Filed by Bil Browning | January 01, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

BREAKING: The headline "Tea Party Excited for New Year" is being replaced by "Teabaggers Excited for Ball Drop." -- Tweet from @Fake_Dispatch just in time for the New Year....Read More