Quote of the Day: September 2011

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Federal Bureau of Prisons Updates Trans Policies

Filed by Ed Team | September 30, 2011 | 11:04 AM | comments

"In summary, inmates in the custody of the Bureau with a possible diagnosis of GID will receive a current individualized assessment and evaluation. Treatment options will not be precluded solely due to level of services received, or lack of services,...Read More


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His Brain Dried Up

Filed by Ed Team | September 29, 2011 | 9:42 AM | comments

"In short, our gentleman became so immersed in his reading that he spent whole nights from sundown to sunup and his days from dawn to dusk in poring over his books, until, finally, from so little sleeping and so much...Read More


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Religious Conservatives Loved the HPV Virus

Filed by Ed Team | September 28, 2011 | 10:10 AM | comments

"Religious conservatives loved the HPV virus because it killed women. Here was a potentially fatal STI that condoms couldn't protect you from. Abstinence educators pointed to HPV and jumped up and down--they loved to overstate HPV's seriousness and its deadliness--in...Read More


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Obama: Have You Been Watching?

Filed by Ed Team | September 27, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I mean has anybody been watching the debates lately? You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It's true. You've got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don't have healthcare. And booing...Read More


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Sen. Kay Hagan Announces Support for ENDA

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

"I'm announcing today that I will be signing on as a cosponsor to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Discrimination must never be tolerated, and I believe that all Americans deserve an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. No one -...Read More


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Rick Santorum Condemns Boos for Gay Soldier

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

"I condemn the people who booed that gay soldier. That soldier is serving our country, I thank him for his service to our country. I'm sure he's doing an excellent job. I hope he is safe, and I hope he...Read More


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First Republican Co-Sponsor of DOMA

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

"I voted against the constitutional amendment defining marriage [in 2006] so I'm pleased to cosponsor the repeal of DOMA and work with my colleagues on marriage equality." Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who represents Florida's 18th district, which includes South Beach, most...Read More


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President Obama to Speak At HRC Dinner

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

"We are honored to share this night with President Obama who has a tremendous record of accomplishment for LGBT people. On the heels of the end to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' we look forward to celebrating our victories and redoubling...Read More


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Lt. Dan Choi on Re-enlistment

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

"Going back to the military will be a vindication. [I'm] going back because I fought to go back. The seriousness of our claims was not just political theatre - it was really drawn from our lives. I sacrificed so much...Read More


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US Army on DADT Repeal

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

"The law is repealed." United States Army press release, Tuesday, September 20, 2011...Read More


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Outserve Survey Shows Confidence of Good Treatment Among Servicemembers

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

"An overwhelming 78% indicated that they are "out" to at least some in their unit. Thirty-eight percent said they had come out to more people since the DADT law was repealed. Asked if they would take a significant other to...Read More


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Lambda Legal Director on the End of DADT

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

"We owe a debt of gratitude to the many brave LGB service members and veterans who stood up to institutionalized discrimination and argued that their private intimate relationships have no bearing on their fitness for military service and their willingness...Read More


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Good/Bad News On AIDS In NYC

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

"It's not that people are not infected. It is that they are taking medications, they're able to be more adherent, treatment has become easier. Many people who are not infected have what we call treatment optimism. Why bother using a...Read More


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SLDN Responds To Delay Sought In DADT Repeal

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

"I expect they will continue to look for openings to deny gay and lesbian service members the same rights and dignity as their straight counterparts. On the substance, Mr. McKeon and Mr. Wilson are simply wrong. The statute only requires...Read More


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Criminal Complaint Filed Against School Anti-homophobia Program

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 15, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The scandalous problems associated with the program don't stop with the OUT IN SCHOOLS-recommended 'youth resources' or the political and homosexist left-wing propaganda that fill its pages. There are serious and possibly criminal activities involved with this program." --Conservative radio...Read More


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LCR's Cooper Slaps NC Legislature

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Oregon Republican Party chose to march into the future with an inclusive platform while North Carolina is retreating into the politics of the past. Winning in politics is about addition, and Republicans need to bring in additional members to...Read More


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Turns Out FIFA Isn't Investigating Homophobia in Soccer

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 13, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Contrary to the press release from our friends at AllOut, cosigners of the letter to FIFA to which Jerome Valcke has now (more than two months later) replied, FIFA has not decided to investigate the lesbophobic behavior of Nigerian women's...Read More


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FIFA Investigates Homophobia in Women's Soccer

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 12, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"By launching an immediate probe into Coach Uche's homophobic statements, the international governing body of soccer is sending a clear and important message: homophobia has no place in football, on or off the field." --Andre Banks, All Out co-founder, applauding...Read More


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NGLCC: Thumbs Up for Jobs Plan

Filed by Bil Browning | September 11, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

"We applaud the president's plan to expedite payments to small businesses contracting with the federal government and to extend the payroll tax cuts for these companies. We agree that business owners need timely payments and tax incentives to pay their...Read More


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Some Guy from Arizona

Filed by Bil Browning | September 10, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

GAH, ARIZONA. THAT WAS OUR NEXT GUESS. "Some guy from Arizona" is always a good guess for "who started the Apocalypse this time?" -- Wonkette writer Kirsten Boyd Johnson reacting to the news that the southwest power failure was the...Read More


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Kidnapping the Brains of Kids

Filed by Ed Team | September 09, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Any day of the week starting in January, children as young as kindergarten will be told that a homosexual, a bisexual, or even a cross-dresser or someone who has had healthy body parts in a sex-change operation cut off -...Read More


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I'll Bet He Has

Filed by Bil Browning | September 08, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I've done things!" -- GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum during last nights debate at the Ronald Reagan National Library. Santorum was touting his experience as a qualification for President, but it about sums up his entire career....Read More


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Three Publicly Executed For Homosexuality In Iran

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

"Yesterday's executions for sodomy might be among the rare cases were the Iranian authorities admit to having executed men convicted of homosexual acts. Iranian authorities normally present such cases as rape, but rape as not been mentioned in this case"....Read More


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SB48 Opponents Face Uphill Battle

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

"If someone wrote a million-dollar check, we would be guaranteed to get this on the ballot. That's not the case at this point." --Pacific Justice Institute President Brad Dacus, whose legal aid firm wrote the proposed measure seeking to overturn...Read More


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Chaz Bono Not Backing Down

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

"Watching Chaz Bono dance is not going to make your kid transgender. But what it can do is possibly save your kid's life because young transgender kids, kids with gender identity issues, have a huge suicide rate and if they...Read More


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GLAAD Dings HuffPo For Anti-Gay Stereotypes

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

"These are the false stereotypes put forth by the staunchest opponents of marriage equality...These are the false stereotypes that drive parents to send their children to so-called "conversion therapy" - So that their kids don't end up a part of...Read More


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Lt. Dan Choi's "Vindictive Prosecution"

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

"To this day, the prosecution had to be literally forced to notice Lt. Choi and Capt. Pietrangelo's rank. Today, Capt. Phil Beck refused to acknowledge their rank. This fact, with his revelation that he believes 'gay' and 'homosexual' to be...Read More