Quote of the Day: March 2011

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Marriage Bans Won't End Gayness

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

"A ban on same-sex marriage is not going to make people less gay." --Indianapolis Star columnist Erika D. Smith...Read More


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Give New York Two Months

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

"Six to eight weeks, or maybe sooner." --New York governor Andrew Cuomo on when to expect a vote on same-sex marriage in the senate...Read More


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ENDA to Be Introduced in House

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

"It's an organizing tool. Obviously, with the Republicans in power, you're not going to get the bill even considered." --Barney Frank in announcing that ENDA will be introduced into the House this week...Read More


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Socially Liberal but Still with Anti-Gay Issues

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

"It's almost like a death. It's the loss of a vision that you have of your child's future, that they will live a life like your own, with a spouse and children." --Amy Mesirow, who describes herself with "very liberal...Read More


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Michael Cole's Twitterpology

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

"I apologize to any and all who were offended by my tweet toward young Josh Mathews. It was obviously not meant the way it was taken." "I was not ordered to apologize I said I am sorry because I am....Read More


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Lady Gaga Wants Malaysian Protest

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

"For all the young people in Malaysia that want those words to be played on the radio, it is your job and it is your duty as young people to have your voices heard. You must do everything that you...Read More


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Michelle Bachmann Loves Iowa

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

"What I love about Iowa is you are fighters, you don't take no for an answer. If you have judges who thwart the will of the people you send them packing. Thank you, Iowa, for what you have done to...Read More


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American Apparel Mess

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 24, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The allegations are false. I think this is an effort to shake down American Apparel. These claims should be resolved in confidential arbitration." -- Peter Schey, Dov Charney's lawyer, regarding the American Apparel chief's latest sexual harassment allegation....Read More


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In Little Towns

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 23, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In little towns, lives roll along so close to one another; loves and hates beat about, their wings almost touching." -- Willa Cather, Lucy Gayheart (Cather 1935, 167)...Read More


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Flexible Bodies

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 22, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Certain social groups may be seen as having rigid or unresponsive selves and bodies, making them relatively unfit for the kind of society we now seem to desire." -- Emily Martin, Flexible Bodies...Read More


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The Vito Russo Award

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I just want to be free. I can say, today I am free." -- Ricky Martin's acceptance speech at the 22nd annual GLAAD media awards in NYC, March 9 2011....Read More


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No American Ground Forces Will Be Used

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 20, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am deeply aware of the risks of any military action, no matter what limits we place on it. I want the American people to know that the use of force is not our first choice, and it's not a...Read More


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Lynn Lavner on the Bible

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 19, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision." -- Lynn Lavner...Read More


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To Love Oneself

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." -- Oscar Wilde...Read More


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No More a Sex Offender than Mother Teresa

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

"It was a screwed up deal from the start ... I'm no more a sex offender than Mother Teresa. But I don't want to go through this any longer." --A man arrested in a gay cruising sting last year in...Read More


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The Church Will Repent of How It Treated LGBT People

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

"I know the church is responsible for most of the pain in the lives of gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. We just have to admit that. And at some point we will repent of it the way we...Read More


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Canadian Guide Mentions Gays

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

"We expect people who want to become Canadians to have a good understanding of their rights and responsibilities and the values and institutions that are rooted in Canada's history," he said in a statement. --Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney,...Read More


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European Governments Aren't Broke

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

"They have the nerve to tell us that the state can no longer cover the costs of these social programs. Yet how can the money needed to continue and extend these achievements be lacking today, when the creation of wealth...Read More


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Pre-K Teacher on the Future of Wisconsin Schools

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 13, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Under Walker's budget, my school and all the other public schools in the state are facing drastic cuts. We could lose the arts. We could lose music. We could lose sports. And counselors. And librarians. Custodians. Secretaries. School nurses. Field...Read More


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Obama on Japan

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 12, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the people of Japan, particularly those who have lost loved ones in the earthquake and tsunamis. The United States stands ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial....Read More


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Un-African?

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

"Is homosexuality un-African?" --Title of a BBC's debate next week...Read More


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Target Responds to Lady Gaga

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

"We were very surprised and disappointed by the statements made by Lady Gaga's organization related to her partnership with Target. Target remains committed to the LGBT community as demonstrated by our contributions to various LGBT organizations, our recently established Policy...Read More


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Airline Worker Fired for Saying 'Faggot' in Positive Context

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

"Back then, a faggot coulda saved my life." --Freddy Schmitt, an 82-year-old American Airlines employee, who was fired for saying that while arguing against DADT...Read More


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Michael Stipe Is 80% Gay

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

"On a sliding scale of sexuality I'd place myself around 80-20, but I definitely prefer men to women. I had sex with, and enjoyed sex with, women until I met someone that I fell in love with, and who is...Read More


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Donald Trump Is Against Gay Rights

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

"At of this moment, I would say no and no." --Donald Trump, on whether he supports any rights for same-sex couples...Read More


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Being Gay Gets You Out of Jury Duty

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

"Just had an intense day at jury duty. During voir dire we were asked who would not be impartial. I raised my hand and said, 'Since I can't get married or adopt a child in the state of New York,...Read More


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Harvard President Says Military Operations 'Secure our Freedoms'

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

"Our renewed relationship affirms the vital role that the members of our Armed Forces play in serving the nation and securing our freedoms, while also affirming inclusion and opportunity as powerful American ideals. It broadens the pathways for students to...Read More


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Someone Will Shoot the WBC

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 04, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

"You have too many soldiers and Marines coming back with post-traumatic stress syndrome, and they (the Westboro protesters) are going to go to the wrong funeral and the guns are going to go off. And when it does. I just...Read More


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LGBT Formal Equality in Barney Frank's Lifetime

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

"I can foresee now an end to legal inequality based on sexual orientation and gender equality some time in my lifetime." --Barney Frank, who's 70...Read More


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Chinese Marriage Debate Looks Familiar

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The impacts of same-sex marriage include the 'domino effect' that it may bring upon the marriage system. Once same-sex marriage is legalized, it may lead to the debates on legalizing 'multi-partner marriage' and 'human-animal marriage.' If the law recognizes same-sex...Read More


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No Middle Ground on Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 01, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think this highly contentious subject matter with two totally polar opposite views in different chambers has been sort of foisted on the six of us. I am no longer comfortable trying to come and find the middle ground. And...Read More