Quote of the Day: April 2011

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Cary Grant Liked Being Called Gay

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

"Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong." --Jennifer Grant, on her father Cary's sexuality...Read More


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Will Somebody Please Think of the Children?

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

"This will be a clarion call to all that want to indoctrinate our children into homosexuality? How will we ever be able to say no to our children?'' --Sally Naumann, a random citizen who testified against a gay supreme court...Read More


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Religious Beliefs Come After Orders

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

"You remain obligated to follow orders that involve interaction with others who are gay or lesbian, even if an unwillingness to do so is based on strong, sincerely held moral or religious beliefs." --US Marine Corps training material on DADT...Read More


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Pro-Gay Billboard

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

"Being Gay is a Gift from God" --A Methodist church's billboard in Toledo...Read More


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Responsibility to Come Out

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

"I'm sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they're doing what they're doing, but I do think that if you're gay you have a responsibility to come out." --Rachel Maddow...Read More


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Maggie Gallagher: Don't Hate!

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

"And if you see a difference [between gay and straight couples], there is something wrong with you. You are like a bigot who is opposed to interracial marriage. If you want to know how same-sex marriage is going to affect...Read More


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Mel Gibson Doesn't Discriminate

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

"I've never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way based on their gender, race, religion or sexuality -- period. I don't blame some people for thinking that though, from the garbage they heard on those leaked tapes, which have...Read More


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Equality Maryland Fires XD

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

"It is with a heavy heart that I share that today will be my last day as the Executive Director of Equality Maryland. While it is not my choice to leave, it is my choice to make my voice heard...Read More


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Homophobia in Rome

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Fucking lesbians, they should have sent you to the ovens." --An anonymous man allegedly shouting at openly lesbian Italian member of Parliament Paola Concia...Read More


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John Boehner Gets Smug

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

"The minority leader's new-found concern for saving taxpayers money is encouraging. We hope it means we can count on her support for reducing DOJ's budget to recoup any costs incurred by the House so that taxpayers will bear no added...Read More


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Act Straight

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

"I've got to let my students know [about the attack], so when they're out and about in Rock Hill they act straight." --Kelly James, professor of sociology and criminology at Winthrop University and LGBT student group advisor, in the town...Read More


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Accomplice of Sexual Suppression

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

"I don't want to answer his question and I most certainly won't do it. If I answer him I will become an accomplice of sexual suppression." --Tsai Ing-Wen, Democratic Progressive presidential candidate in Taiwan on being asked if she was...Read More


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Rap Album 'I'm Gay'

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm gonna do the most controversial thing in hip-hop. Ya'll heard it first. And I'mma just show you that words don't mean shit. I'mma make an album called I'm Gay, right." --Straight rapper Lil' B...Read More


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Grant Hill Is Against Hate Speech

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

"I think back to when I was a kid. And if an NBA athlete or an NFL athlete or someone I looked up to and admired told me something was not cool then I'm going to pay attention." --Phoenix Suns...Read More


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Ambassador from Hell? Sounds Like a Great Rock Band Name

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

"This weekend Puerto Rico will receive a man who God rescued from hell. On the other hand, there is another one who wants to take people to hell! [Ricky Martin] is its ambassador." --Pastor Wanda Rolon of the megachurch First...Read More


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John Amaechi on the N- and F-words

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

"I'm surprised that people are surprised. This is common language when I played. It was an everyday word that I heard. I haven't seen anything new put in place (by the NBA) to tackle homophobia. There's no reason for it...Read More


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Barney Frank on Homophobia in Politics

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

"I worry about what will replace [anti-gay prejudice]. I think they will increasingly focus on abortion, escalating it as their issue to inflame people. They'll work on whittling away the right to have an abortion, striking down any federal funding....Read More


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Weight Loss Means HIV

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

"Not being bad, but if Ricky Gervais was homosexual, you'd be wondering if he was, you know, ill. His dramatic weight loss has left him looking like a dying man." --Joe Mott of the UK's Daily Star on Ricky Gervais's...Read More


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On the Ali Forney Center

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

"As Ali's story makes starkly clear, the ability of homeless LGBT youth to access safe shelter and housing is a matter of life and death. Of the tens of thousands of LGBT youth who suffer homelessness in our county, fewer...Read More


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Assimilation Protects from Violence?

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

"These things go in circles. In the early 80s there was this sense that things were changing, and becoming more open-minded. But we don't have that sort of gorgeous youth culture any more, the glam rockers, the New Romantics. People...Read More


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Nature, Experience

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

"Nature speaks; experience translates." --Chef Michel Bras...Read More


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No Discrimination

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

"No discrimination against the garbage in favor of the rose." --Thich Nhat Hahn...Read More


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DADT Repeal Won't Change Things

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

"My guess is you won't see much change at all, because the whole thrust of the training is you're supposed to go on treatin' everybody like you're supposed to be treatin' everybody now - with dignity, respect, and discipline." --Defense...Read More


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Believing in God

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

"You know we really believe in God at my show." --Lady Gaga in response to an anti-gay protester at her show...Read More


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Rush Holt Asks Homeland Security to End Gay Married Partner Deportations

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

"In light of Attorney General Holder's new guidance, I am asking you to suspend the deportation of all spouses of citizens in a same-sex marriage until a decision is reached on DOMA. This is the right thing to do for...Read More


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It's Gotten Worse for Gay Teens

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

"I think it's gotten worse for gay teenagers. One of the advantages I enjoyed at school 30 years ago that you could fly under the radar. I was a weird kid with no interest in girls, I liked musicals and...Read More


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Forced Gay Adoptions

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

"Rep. Anthony Weiner may have joked about 'mandatory gay marriage,' at the WH Correspondents dinner, but amazingly, Virginia's Dept. of Social Services is proposing new regulations that would require all adoption and foster-care agencies to do gay adoptions." --Maggie Gallagher...Read More


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Robyn on Why She Has Gay Fans

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

"I've always felt like an outsider. I think the gay community just gets me, and I'm very lucky to have that audience - it's a very loyal and dedicated audience. I think a big part of my audience is gay...Read More


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Senate Resolution for Elizabeth Taylor

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

"Whereas Elizabeth Taylor used her fame to raise awareness and advocate for people affected by HIV/AIDS; Whereas, at a time when HIV/AIDS was largely an unknown disease and those who were affected by HIV/AIDS were ostracized and shunned, Elizabeth Taylor...Read More


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How Did Those Bisexual Rumors Start Again?

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

"That's definitely not true... I guess some people are thrown off by me embracing gay culture. But I don't feel the need to explain that. Unless someone asks me a specific question." --Nicki Minaj, who apparently forgot that she accepted...Read More