LGBT news quotes for August 29, 2013

Ricky Martin, Cory Booker, Larry Silva, Sidney Crosby, Pat Robertson

“I used to look at gay men and think, ‘I’m not like that, I don’t want to be like that, that’s not me.’”

Ricky Martin admits that when he was younger his “internalized homophobia” led him to bully gay people. (GQ Australia)

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“Some in the gay community … they want to get people so if they got [HIV] they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger.”

Pat Robertson claiming that some gays with HIV try to infect others using special rings. (Right Wing Watch)

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“To discriminate between heterosexual and same-sex couples regarding marriage is not, despite the hype on the streets, unjust discrimination.”

Catholic Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu justifying discrimination in his call to mobilize against marriage equality in Hawaii and elsewhere. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

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“I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it.”

Newark mayor, New Jersey Democratic senatorial candidate and longtime bachelor Cory Booker on the occasional rumors that he’s gay. (The Washington Post)

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“I think that everyone has an equal right to play and I think we’ve been supportive of that. With the Olympics and the controversy around that I think those decisions and those laws aren’t necessarily something that I agree with personally … their laws and their views.”

Sidney Crosby, pro hockey player with the Pittsburgh Penguins and potential member of the Canadian Olympic team, on LGBT players and Russia’s anti-gay laws. (Toronto Sun)

JD Uy has been a Metro Weekly webmaster, distribution manager, blogger and videographer since 2002.

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