Quote of the Day: September 2012

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Pope Benedict Calls LGBT People 'Defective'

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | September 28, 2012 | 3:28 PM | comments

"The family is threatened in many places by a defection of human nature." "Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is...Read More


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Australia Is Alive to Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | September 27, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

"If the possibility of an invalid bill stopped us, very little reform would take place. If we vote this bill down... the issue will not go away. Most importantly, the Australian community is alive to the issue of marriage equality."...Read More


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Money & Power Go Hand in Hand

Filed by Bil Browning | September 26, 2012 | 9:34 AM | comments

"Money and power always find a way to get in the same room, and it's sometimes hard to resist the allure of that." -- Christian lobbyist Clint Austin, speaking about the downfall of Christian Coalition founder Ralph Reed. Reed is...Read More


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Gaga: The Pope Doesn't Matter

Filed by Bil Browning | September 25, 2012 | 9:31 AM | comments

"I think that gay marriage is going to happen. It must. We are not actually equal - humanity - if we are not allowed to freely love one another... What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to...Read More


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Cakealingus

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

"The cake has got to go. The original wedding cake was a biscuit broken over the bride's head to represent what was about to happen to her hymen. But that's vulgar. Today the happy couple jointly hold a very phallic...Read More


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He's Totally Not Telling You

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2012 | 11:45 AM | comments

"I am not telling you which party or which candidates to vote for or against, but I am saying that you need to think and pray very carefully about your vote, because a vote for a candidate who promotes actions...Read More


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Paris Hilton: Gay Guys Are Disgusting

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2012 | 12:43 PM | comments

"Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS... I would be so scared if I were a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS." -- Socialite Paris Hilton in a...Read More


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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Marriage Will Hit Supremes This Term

Filed by Bil Browning | September 20, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

"I think it's most likely that we will have that issue before the court toward the end of the current term." -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg politely declining to answer a question about marriage equality during an appearance at the University...Read More


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Chick-Fil-A Will End Anti-Gay Donations

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2012 | 9:05 AM | comments

"The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas." -- Chick-fil-A's Senior Director of Real...Read More


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Introduced to the 'Real Mitt Romney'

Filed by Bil Browning | September 18, 2012 | 9:56 AM | comments

"How immensely ironic that a man who pays far, far less than his fair share of taxes would characterize people who don't pay taxes as moochers. Here is a man running on a platform that would decrease his own tax...Read More


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Rupert: Nothing Worse Than Gay Dads

Filed by Bil Browning | September 17, 2012 | 9:37 AM | comments

"She thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her. I can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads. Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That's just my opinion....Read More


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Truer Words Were Never Spoken

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

"We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country. We will never have the elite, smart people on our side." -- Former religious right presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaking at the Values Voters Summit. I think...Read More


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Victory Fund Fires Back at Barney Frank

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"Just as Congressman Frank was able to help persuade Democrats to turn away from an anti-LGBT record over the more than 25 years he served as an openly gay member of the House, we believe Richard Tisei's personal influence in...Read More


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The Poor, Poor Catholics

Filed by Bil Browning | September 14, 2012 | 9:33 AM | comments

"...no one in the Obama administration has ever expressed the slightest interest in condemning anti-Catholic fare. Hollywood specializes in trashing Catholic 'feelings,' yet we hear nothing about it from President Obama. That's because he has too many friends there. Just...Read More


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The Legacy of Integrity

Filed by Bil Browning | September 13, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

"It never crossed my mind that what I said in my testimony might be a mistake. As an issue of 'integrity,' it was not possible for it to be a mistake... Many were taken back by the "re-framing" of the...Read More


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LaSalvia Doesn't Give 'Two Shits' About Barney Frank's Opinion

Filed by Bil Browning | September 12, 2012 | 9:37 AM | comments

"I don't give two shits what that asshole thinks about GOProud." -- GOProud head honcho Jimmy LaSalvia after Representative Barney Frank defended his use of "Uncle Tom" to describe the Log Cabin Republicans and also added that GOProud is "oddly...Read More


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Calm Down: Nicki Minaj Isn't Endorsing Romney

Filed by Bil Browning | September 11, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"It's a reminder that the lyrics of any musician cannot necessarily be taken literally - Johnny Cash, after all, did not in fact shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die." -- Politico reporting on Nicki Minaj's confirmation...Read More


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Houston Mayor: Gay Republicans are Self-Hating

Filed by Bil Browning | September 10, 2012 | 11:19 AM | comments

"I do think it's important for GLBTs to stay engaged in both parties. But not at that at the price of your self-respect and dignity. And it is great to be a gay Republican and to say, 'My party has...Read More


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Elizabeth Warren on Trans Court Ruling

Filed by Bil Browning | September 09, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

"I have to say, I don't think it's a good use of taxpayer dollars." -- MA Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren reacting to a federal judge's ruling that the state must pay for an incarcerated transgender woman's sex reassignment surgery....Read More


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A Forgotten Lesson from History

Filed by Ed Team | September 08, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." -- John F. Kennedy in a statement that today's Republican party has completely forgotten....Read More


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National Stonewall Democrats Defend Barney Frank

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | September 07, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Log Cabin Republicans have done very little to help the progress of the community while Barney Frank has helped us move forward farther than ever before. The LCR shouldn't attack a man who has helped the community so much.Read More


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Bill Clinton Cleans Up

Filed by Joseph Gentile | September 06, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton chides today's Republican Party for their intransigence toward cooperating with the current administration, putting policy before the will of the people in an address last night at the Democratic National Convention. Read More


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Gov. Deval Patrick Revives Democratic Spirit

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | September 05, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Great speeches by many during the first night of the DNCC but one man spoke the truth about Romney, Obama's achievements, and what Democrats need to do to maintain our path forward.Read More


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Mitt Romney's Got That Super Bass

Filed by Joseph Gentile | September 04, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Pop star Nicki Minaj muses a cryptic endorsment of the Republican presidential candidate upon rapper Lil Wayne's latest mixtape. Sure, Romney's got stacks like he's saving up, but is he really the kind of dude she's looking for?Read More


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How Much Is a Debt to Society?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

"I apologize for my error in judgment and feel shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the Church and myself. I will repay my debt to society and I ask forgiveness from my family and my friends and co-workers...Read More


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Frienemies

Filed by Joseph Gentile | September 02, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Casey Pick, a Log Cabin Republican party to the GOP's platform drafting committee, vents about her frustration with the sharp, anti-gay rhetoric inserted into the Republican Party's platform by recognized hate groups, such as the Family Research Council.Read More


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Some Gays (Not All) Are Confused

Filed by Bil Browning | September 01, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

"I think honestly, some people who think they're gay, they're confused. People can misconstrue closeness for love. People can feel connected, they bond. I'm not saying all [gay people are confused]. Some people have a desire to be with the...Read More