Quote of the Day: June 2012

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Tom Cruise: Traditional Marriage Is Mission Impossible?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

"Dear Tom, Sad to hear about the split. Now that the cat's (or Kat's) out of the bag and you've realized that traditional marriage is a mission impossible, maybe it's time to explore your options. We'd love to have you....Read More


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Attacked Texas Teen Doesn't Know Girlfriend Is Dead

Filed by Bil Browning | June 29, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"I'm kind of afraid. She is in such a fragile state right now." -- Mary Kristene Chapa's brother, Hilario Chapa, telling MSNBC that his sister doesn't know her girlfriend has died following a horrific attack in a Texas park. LGBT...Read More


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Exodus International President Backs Off Gay 'Cure'

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2012 | 10:20 AM | comments

"I do not believe that cure is a word that is applicable to really any struggle, homosexuality included. For someone to put out a shingle and say, 'I can cure homosexuality' -- that to me is as bizarre as someone...Read More


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GOProud Members Are Like Meth Heads

Filed by Bil Browning | June 27, 2012 | 8:55 AM | comments

"...Just like your meth-addicted friend who pushed the drug on you, or your drunk friend who mocked you for stopping at four, or your sexually out-of-control friend who insisted that you were a prude if you didn't play the come...Read More


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Matthew McConaughey Gets Ripped

Filed by Bil Browning | June 26, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

"It was like 7.30 in the morning, I go down there, we're in Hollywood, and I go to this little place in the strip mall. And the place is called Smile. There's this Russian woman in there, and she's just...Read More


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Andy Cohen on Gay Republicans

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2012 | 9:40 AM | comments

"It's something I've never understood. I was executive producer of a documentary years ago called 'Gay Republicans.' I'm interested in why someone would support a party that doesn't necessarily support equality for that person. And I can only assume it's...Read More


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GOProud Defends Romney Endorsement

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2012 | 11:29 AM | comments

"[Romney] has demonstrated that he believes we're a part of America. I know that you want to talk about this issue and the president wants to talk about this issue because the president's record on jobs and the economy and...Read More


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Dancing Her Sins Away

Filed by Bil Browning | June 23, 2012 | 11:57 PM | comments

"Our daughter Mary and her long time partner, Heather Poe, were married today in Washington, DC. Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years, and we are delighted that they were able to take advantage of...Read More


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Christians Got Him Fired?

Filed by Ed Team | June 22, 2012 | 10:46 AM | comments

"I think it's pretty obvious that his short stay with new marketing efforts [with the company] have failed miserably. And while a lot of factors I'm sure go into that, there is no question in my mind that many Christians...Read More


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British Trans Woman Honored During Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Filed by Bil Browning | June 21, 2012 | 12:24 PM | comments

"It's unbelievable and wonderful and especially fantastic to receive it in the year of Her Majesty's Jubilee." -- British transgender activist April Ashley, 77, who was honored during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by being named a Member of the Most...Read More


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Gay Inc vs Queer Liberation

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2012 | 9:54 AM | comments

"As a queer person, I find it upsetting that they tell queer people to shop at Starbucks. It's one thing to say congratulations to Starbucks, but when encouraging people to support a business, various things should be considered. Unfortunately, HRC...Read More


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Ohio's State Tree Is Bisexual

Filed by Bil Browning | June 19, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"The buckeye is our state tree and most of us gladly wear the nickname, "buckeyes." But it is shameful and unacceptable that a bisexual tree should represent us! We are flaunting the Holy Bible! I urge everyone to contact their...Read More


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General Mills Opposes MN Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | June 18, 2012 | 9:44 AM | comments

"We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy. We value diversity. We value inclusion." -- General Mills Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion, Ken Charles, in a...Read More


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The America He Fights For

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2012 | 9:40 AM | comments

"I support President Barack Obama's bold decision to support the Dreamers. This is the America I fight for, where all have a chance to succeed. This common sense decision means that young people who grew up in America can keep...Read More


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TLC Pulls Transphobic 'Cake Boss' Episode

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

"Im really trying to be a positive role model for trans people and it upsets me that ... I SPECIFICALLY asked the producers of 'Cake Boss' NOT to disrespect me or trans people. Before I agreed to do this show,...Read More


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Powerful BSA Board Member Announces Support for Ending Gay Ban

Filed by Bil Browning | June 13, 2012 | 9:05 AM | comments

"I support the meaningful work of the Boy Scouts in preparing young people for adventure, leadership, learning and service, however the membership policy is not one I would personally endorse. As I have done in leading Ernst & Young to...Read More


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Boy Scouts Deny Policy Change

Filed by Bil Browning | June 12, 2012 | 10:53 AM | comments

"We have no plans at the moment to make any changes." -- Boy Scouts of America chief executive Robert Mazzuca responding to news reports that the BSA is considering a newly proposed resolution that calls for ending the ban on...Read More


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Carrie Underwood Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

"As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love, and want to marry," she said. "I can't imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have...Read More


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Salvation Army: From the Inbox (Again)

Filed by Bil Browning | June 10, 2012 | 12:55 PM | comments

"Are an idiot and ignorent if you believe that the salvation army hates gays." -- The total content of an e-mail waiting on me this morning from Oliver Michels. I'm amazed at how much hate mail the "Why You Shouldn't...Read More


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Obama Attends LGBT Fundraiser in LA

Filed by Ed Team | June 08, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"The fight for equality and justice on behalf of the LGBT community is just part of a broader fight on behalf of all Americans. The scope of this country has always been to further broaden the meaning of citizenship to...Read More


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DOMA Unconstitutional Again

Filed by Ed Team | June 07, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

"Regardless whether a more 'searching' form of rational basis scrutiny is required where a classification burdens homosexuals as a class and the states' prerogatives are concerned, at a minimum this court "must insist on knowing the relation between the classification...Read More


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Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Welcomes LGBT Pride Month

Filed by Ed Team | June 06, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"Like all of the great civil rights victories in our nation's history, this hard-won progress was forged by the determined advocacy of so many pioneers who refused to settle for second-class citizenship based on who they love. While we know...Read More


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AFA's Bryan Fischer Openly Loves Discrimination

Filed by Ed Team | June 05, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"Bottom line: it's time for conservatives to unhesitatingly reclaim the "D" word, dust it off, and use it without apology. A rational culture that cares about its people will in fact discriminate against adultery, pedophilia, rape, bestiality, and, yes, homosexual...Read More


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Jason Alexander Apologizes

Filed by Ed Team | June 04, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"I hope we will someday live in a society where we are so accepting of each other that we can all laugh at jokes like these and know that there is no malice or diminishment intended. But we are not...Read More


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Matt Barber On His Gay Family Member Dieing of Aids

Filed by Ed Team | June 03, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

'He was seduced. Found a group of people who welcomed him and embraced him and accepted him. And they had counselors and others who said, 'This is what you are, you're gay, embrace it and be proud of it.' You...Read More


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The Zombies Aren't Coming

Filed by Ed Team | June 02, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)." -- Center for Disease Control spokesman David Daigle in response to a recent outbreak of gruesome attacks involving cannibalism....Read More


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John Edwards Responds to Finance Fraud Verdict

Filed by Ed Team | June 01, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"While I do not believe that I did anything illegal, or even thought I was doing anything illegal, I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong." -- Former NC Senator and Vice-Presidential Candidate John Edwards in a statement following...Read More