Quote of the Day: May 2011

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DC Methodists Vote to Bless Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | May 31, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We believe that more and more Christians are examining the issue and realizing that it is truly a civil rights issue and that members of our denomination are just as deserving of support of their church communities and their commitments...Read More


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Joe Solmonese ♥ President Obama

Filed by Bil Browning | May 28, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There can be no doubt that President Barack Obama has improved the lives of LGBT Americans more than any president in history. As with any movement for sweeping social change, our opponents have put up roadblocks along the way, but...Read More


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Log Cabin Defends Fox News

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"At a time when gay and lesbian Americans are facing real challenges in states like Minnesota, Tennessee or North Carolina, when we have the opportunity for concrete progress in New York, and where there is work to be done in...Read More


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Florida County Is Almost Bigot Free

Filed by Bil Browning | May 26, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's taken a long time and a great deal of work but we're pleased these important protections are now the law of the land in Volusia. Our supporters, and especially Councilmember Josh Wagner who sponsored the ordinance, deserve credit for...Read More


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Obama Congratulates Kathy Hochul: Forgets Why

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I want to extend my congratulations to Congresswoman-elect Kathy Hochul for her victory in New York's 26th Congressional District. Kathy and I both believe that we need to create jobs, grow our economy, and reduce the deficit in order to...Read More


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No One Should Fear Being Jobless, Homeless & Hungry

Filed by Ed Team | May 24, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No one should fear being jobless, homeless and going hungry because of discrimination. Without legal protections, transgender people are left particularly vulnerable to bias. We commend lawmakers for ensuring that all Nevadans, regardless of gender identity or expression, are protected...Read More


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Sorry for Something

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

"I apologize. The fan said something to me that I thought was disrespectful, and I got caught up in the moment, and I said something that I shouldn't have said. I was frustrated and I don't mean no disrespect to...Read More


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Gays Commit Most Hate Crimes

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

"I am convinced that the number one group, that the number one class of people who are committing hate crimes today are homosexual activists. They are by far the most egregious perpetrators of hate crime offenses in the United States...Read More


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Janet Mock Talks Transition

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

"The flight to Bangkok's Don Muang Airport felt far longer than I'd imagined. It was Christmas break during my freshman year at the University of Hawaii, and I was 18, anxious, and alone. After high school graduation, many of my...Read More


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ESPN Host Comes Out

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

"Are we ready to have our sports information delivered by someone who is gay? Well we are gonna find out. Because for the last 16 years, I've been living a free life among my close friends and family, and I've...Read More


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Ted Nugent Has Gay Friends

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

"I'm repulsed at the concept of man-on-man sex, I think it's against nature. I think it's strange as hell, but if that's what you are I love ya... I'm not going to judge another's morals. I say live and let...Read More


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Steven Tyler Tried Gay Sex, Didn't Like It

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

"Gay sex just doesn't do it for me. I tried it one time when I was younger, but I just didn't dig it." --Steven Tyler of Aerosmith...Read More


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Chaz Bono Wants to Marry

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

"I would say within a year, definitely. Not to make excuses, but we went through a lot. I transitioned. She went to grad school. Then, you know, we were making the film. And I wrote the book. It was a...Read More


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Rick Welts Comes Out

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

"This is one of the last industries where the subject is off limits. Nobody's comfortable in engaging in a conversation." --Phoenix Suns president Rick Welts, coming out...Read More


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Conservatives Only Care about Marriage

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

"Be it resolved that any elected official or potential candidate who does not support marriage as defined between one man and one woman, shall not have their name appear on Row C, the New York State Conservative Party position on...Read More


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NBA Gets Behind Diversity

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

"If somebody is gay, that's their own business. But it bothers me how people try to say that jocks are not going to like a gay. ... I think gay people should be allowed to get married and God bless...Read More


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Wasilla High School Bans Freddie Mercury Song

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

"I felt like the school was discriminating for sexual orientation and I felt it was wrong. It's so stupid because there's nothing sexual in the song. There aren't even any cuss words." --Junior Casey Hight of Wasilla High School, who...Read More


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George Michael Let the Young Gays Down

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

"My behaviour meant kids suffered abuse and homophobic language that is legal here. I feel re-energised after some of my latest troubles. In terms of recovering from a very long period of grief and self-abuse, and in terms of staying...Read More


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No More Same-Sex Marriages on Base

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

"My memorandum of 13 April 2011 is hereby suspended until further notice pending additional legal and policy review and inter-Departmental coordination." --Chief of Chaplains Rear Admiral M.L. Tidd, reversing a previous memo that allowed same-sex marriage ceremonies on base in...Read More


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Personal Viewpoint

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

"But I believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman. This is my personal viewpoint. I Do not hate anyone." --Hockey agent Todd Reynolds responding to Twitterers who responded to his criticism of NHL player Sean...Read More


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The Church Got Peter Vidmar Involved

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

"The Church wanted to take a stand on the issue, and they invited their members to take a stand. I chose to be involved." --Olympic gold medalist and Mormon Peter Vidmar, who stepped down as head of the US Olympic...Read More


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Chaz Bono on Why He Transitioned

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

"I thought that transgender people must have felt much worse than I did in order to risk losing all the things that one can lose by transitioning. Until I really accepted this about myself and got over any of my...Read More


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CUNY Takes Away Honorary Degree because of Israel Opinion

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

"This has been an incredibly ugly experience that a great public university would make a decision based on slanderous mischaracterizations without giving the person in question a chance to be heard.[...] I'm sickened that this is happening in New York...Read More


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Catholic Charities Just Want It to Be Like Old Times

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

"The Catholic Church is not going to be OK with Catholic Charities processing applications from anyone in a civil union. And all we're asking is that we can continue what we've always done, which is refer cohabitating couples, heterosexual or...Read More


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Maggie Gallagher on the Secret Sodomy Mafia

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

"It's important for all of us to remember that life for ordinary gay people can still be difficult, even as a powerhouse gay movement flexes its cultural, financial and behind-the-scenes political power to repress the rights of others to organize,...Read More


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Protest Against Civil Unions

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

"This legislation codifies the idea that lesbian and gay families can be treated differently.[...] Separate is never equal, we are not second class citizens and we demand to be treated equally." --Martha Holt, chair of Marriage Equality Rhode Island in...Read More


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Marriage Is Like a Golf Club

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

"It's like in golf. A lot of people -- I don't want this to sound trivial -- but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It's weird. You see these great players with these...Read More


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Lost Dorian Gray

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

"It is quite true I have worshipped you with far more romance of feeling than a man should ever give to a friend. Somehow I have never loved a woman.... From the moment I met you, your personality had the...Read More


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K&S Dropping DOMA's Defense Is Not Like a Death Row Inmate Going without a Lawyer

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

"No serious case can be made that an institution as powerful as Congress has a right to the services of the biggest law firms and the most credentialed lawyers. The Defense of Marriage Act is not unpopular, and while Congress...Read More