Quote of the Day: August 2011

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More Anti-Gay FB Teacher's Remarks

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 31, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I looked up when he said he supported gays in the military, stunned by the answer. He immediately followed that comment with the statement that we should then put them on the front lines, and pull back." --Brian Blaise, an...Read More


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Lt. Dan Choi's Trial Ends Day 1

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 30, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is the 'Shuttlesworth' of the 21st century." --Robert J. Feldman, attorney for Lt. Dan Choi, facing 6 months in prison and a $5,000 fine, for failing to "get off the sidewalk" when protesting the now-discredited Don't Ask, Don't Tell...Read More


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EQCA Exposes SB48 Opponents As "Extremists"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 29, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The very next day, anti-equality extremists filed paperwork to place a referendum to overturn the law on the June 2012 ballot. They have until October 12 to submit more than half a million valid signatures to qualify for the ballot...No...Read More


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NYT On Glittering As Protest: Fabulous, Maybe

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 28, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think the whole thing is a wonderfully fabulous way to protest. It's peaceful and it doesn't hurt anybody. But it does get a really important point across in a fun way." --Diane Anderson-Minshall, Executive Editor of The Advocate, in...Read More


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Second Attack by DC Police on Trans Individuals

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 27, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

''This is the second case where an off-duty police officer has attacked a member of the transgender community.'' --Jason Terry, of the DC Trans Coalition, after an intoxicated off-duty police officer fired on and injured two transgender women and left...Read More


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College Asks Applicants About LGBT status

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 26, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?" --A question on the undergraduate application form of 140-year-old Elmhurst College for the 2012-2013 year, believed to be the first in the nation to ask about...Read More


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CA GOP Reverses Course On Openly-Gay Candidate

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 25, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Fred has always been welcome at the CRP -- in fact, we've been working to finalize an event for him at our convention, based on a request from his camp. We're looking forward to seeing him in L.A. next month."...Read More


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CNN's Don Lemon on Transgender Exclusion

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 24, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When I say 'gay' I mean everybody, because I can't get the letters right all the time...we should not get so hung up on letters, because I think we all are on the same thing, because if I don't say...Read More


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Iowa Civil Rights Investigators Love To Hate

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 23, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[They] made fun of and/or ridiculed obese people, gay, transgendered and/or transvestite people, elderly people, Walmart customers, African-American men, white high school students, white men, and white people generally." --Iowa Administrative Law Judge James Timberland, upholding the suspension of three...Read More


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Cuban Gay-Trans Wedding Earns Wrath Of God

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 22, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As Christians we believe that this is something that is condemned by God, because the word of God says in the book of Genesis that man and woman were created. What they are gaining is nothing less than the wrath...Read More


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Teen Settles Abuse Suit Against Philly

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am happy that the case is settled. I hope that these changes will ensure that no other young transgender person experiences the physical and emotional abuse that I experienced at the Youth Study Center." L.P., a now-18-year-old transgender woman...Read More


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Makk Speaks Out On Deportation

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 20, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Anthony and I have worked tirelessly for the entire length of our relationship to make sure that he has been in legal status. Being legal has been important to us for 19 years, and I think we should be rewarded...Read More


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LGBT Rights Under President Perry

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 19, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"He will regress everything we have accomplished and take us many steps backwards instead of the many steps forward we've taken under Obama." Omar Narvaez, president of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, commenting on the potential Presidency of Gov. Rick Perry....Read More


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Rick Perry, Porn Monger For President

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign office did not respond to repeated requests regarding his ownership of stock in Movie Gallery, a video rental company that was boycotted by American Family Association for the pornographic and violent films it sold and...Read More


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ACLU Suit For Student Internet Access to LGBT Sites

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 17, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Our Safe Schools program resources, coming-out guides and other support and education resources that we have been providing to LGBT young people nationwide for nearly 40 years are all blocked. Many LGBT students either don't have access to the Internet...Read More


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Adam Carolla's Apology

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 16, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm sorry my comments were hurtful. I'm a comedian, not a politician." --Adam Carolla, apologizing for his recent statements that gay people should "shut up" because they are "ruining his life", that "LGBT" should be replaced by "YUCK", and regarding...Read More


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Cameroon: Violating International Treaties

Filed by Ed Team | August 15, 2011 | 8:45 AM | comments

"Given the high level of officially sanctioned homophobia in Cameroon, those arrested under this law are at risk of attack or other forms of ill-treatment by fellow prisoners, or by prison authorities, because of their alleged sexual orientation." "Cameroon should...Read More


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Indianapolis Star: Hinkle Must Go

Filed by Ed Team | August 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This sad situation is a personal and family tragedy. How Hinkle resolves these matters with those who are closest to him is very much his own business. "But as a public leader, he is entrusted by voters with exercising good...Read More


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Fried Butter on a Stick

Filed by Ed Team | August 12, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm also excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried Twinkies, etc. I'll enjoy them in honor of those who'd rather make us just 'eat our peas'!" -- Sarah Palin in an e-mail to her supporters...Read More


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He Likes Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Filed by Ed Team | August 11, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I like chocolate chip ice cream, and I will continue to like chocolate chip ice cream. So there's no worry about me changing to vanilla. I like to, you know, ride my motorcycle. What do you want me to do?...Read More


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Log Cabin Republicans Denounce Ann Coulter

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 10, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Ann Coulter is not a serious part of the conservative movement -- her positions are a throwback and do more harm than anything else. Her remarks endorsing the widely outdated and profoundly harmful idea of 'reparative therapy,' alleging that one...Read More


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Christian Groups Call Anti-Bullying Efforts "Recruiting"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 09, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The leading homosexual activist group targeting children is receiving some special help from the federal government in its campaign to recruit in America's schools. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) announced in a press release earlier this summer...Read More


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Second Credit Agency Says US Credit Downgrade Possible

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 08, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Over time, this status could be threatened if further measures to address the long-term fiscal situation are not adopted, but it is early to conclude that such measures will not be forthcoming," -- Moody's analyst Steven Hess, stating that retention...Read More


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Gov. Perry's Convocation: We Are A Christian Nation

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We were founded as a nation of Christians, and as a nation of Christians we must now stand." Penny Nance of the Concerned Women For America, at "The Response," a religious convocation called by Texas Governor Rick Perry....Read More


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Unprecedented Downgrade of US Credit Rating

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 06, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[T]he downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges to a degree more than we envisioned when we assigned a negative...Read More


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Dolly Parton's Statement On The T-Shirt Problem

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 05, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Everyone knows of my personal support of the gay and lesbian community. Dollywood is a family park and all families are welcome. We do have a policy about profanity or controversial messages on clothing or signs. It is to protect...Read More


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APA Issues New Resolution On Marriage Equity

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 04, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Now as the country has really begun to have experience with gay marriage, our position is much clearer and more straightforward -- that marriage equity is the policy that the country should be moving toward," --Clinton Anderson, director of the...Read More


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The Brave Rescue Of Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 03, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We were eating. Then shooting and then the awful screaming. We saw how the young people ran in panic into the lake." Hege Dalen, who with her spouse, Toril Hansen, rescued more than 40 youngsters from the recent massacre in...Read More


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Rep. Barney Frank Votes Against Debt Ceiling Bill

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 02, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[W]e can come together as a civilized people and do things, put out fires and build highways and educate children and succor the very poor...You don't want children running around homeless. [Republicans] don't believe in that." --Rep. Barney Frank, explaining...Read More


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NYC Council Speaker Quinn Atop Poll of Mayoral Hopefuls

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 01, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, an out lesbian, is the top choice among New Yorkers in the 2013 race for mayor if, as expected, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly does not run. That's the finding of an early...Read More