September 2009 Archives

''I blew up - because he came out saying I'm bisexual, and for all the conversations that we had had about, you know, are you gay, and his, you know, very adamantly I am not gay. Then he announced to me that he's bisexual, and I remember at the time, I just, I didn't understand. And so I blew ... [Read]

''We are going to be put on an international stage now, not just national, not just state-wide, but international. And people are gonna know us for more than teams that don't win so often, a burning river..... We've not had something we can show the entire world that Cleveland, Ohio is one of the best midwest cities in the ... [Read]

''It's kind of a bittersweet situation for me, we worked hard ... we brought open government back to East Cleveland, we got the water rates lowered, we reduced crime by 40 to 75 percent, we brought respect back to the city.... The reality is the only thing that got him over was the media broadcasting the information, pictures that ... [Read]

Rapper Warren G thinks gays should stay out of sight

Posted by JD Uy
September 28, 2009 10:44 PM |
''I ain't against gay people. I'm just against it being promoted to kids.... I just mean that on some of these TV shows, they got dudes kissing. And kids are watching that shit. We can't have kids growing up with that.'' Portion of Vanity Fair interview with wealthy rapper Warren G who somehow links the financial irresponsibility of flashy hip ... [Read]

"It felt like somebody had violated the honor and commitment that we as military veterans feel about our service.... All my brothers and sisters in uniform who are part of the gay community who aren't able to speak for themselves.... The billboards will be put back up.'' Tim Smith a US Marine who was featured in a visibility campaign for ... [Read]

''[The unclean spirit] came out.... [I'm] no longer gay, but it's still a process that I have to go through to be fully delivered. See, I'm not -- the spirit of homosexuality is not in me because I choose not to live in that way. I allow God, the Holy Spirit to come in me, to change the things ... [Read]

Cameron: ''Yes, I've gained a few extra pounds while we were expecting the baby. Which has been very difficult, but apparently your body does a nesting, very maternal, primal thing where it retains nutrients -- some sort of molecular physiology thing. But that's science, you can't fight it. So, ....'' Mitchell: ''I'm not saying anything.'' Cameron: ''You're saying everything!'' ... [Read]

''I know that they intended to silence us with hate. However, we are choosing to unite and come over that with a stronger voice, and a message that we are here - and we deserve equality as well as everyone else.'' Heidi Williams of the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center responding to the vandalism of a billboard that featured ... [Read]

''Although the initial references might have been inoffensive if considered on their own, they prompted an exchange with one of the programme's guests which gave the references the appearance of perpetuating or reinforcing a potentially offensive stereotype.... The programme team were reminded of the need to avoid any possibility of being seen to endorse offensive sexual stereotypes.'' Findings of ... [Read]

''I do. I am no longer opposed to that. I think if people want to make commitments that last a lifetime, they ought to be able to do it. I have long-favored the right of gay couples to adopt children. ''I think what made me change my mind was -- I looked at one day -- I said, 'Look at ... [Read]

Both Deeds and McDonnell voted to exclude sexual orientation from a list of hate crimes. They voted against recognizing same sex-marriages and for a measure urging Congress to propose a constitutional amendment describing marriage as between a man and a woman. Deeds changed his votes on those measures when both were amended in their final versions. Deeds and McDonnell ... [Read]

Fox News exposes its own anti-gay bias again?

Posted by JD Uy
September 26, 2009 8:11 PM |
One article, two headlines. What's the difference? Fox News appears to have rewritten the original headline with incendiary intention, to state that a professor has created outrage by appearing in a pro-gay ad, when in fact quite the opposite is the case. Many of the professor's colleagues have expressed their dismay that he used the college's name in an ad ... [Read]

''I am demanding that WKYC-TV3 identify any and all sources who can confirm that the pictures broadcast in its newscast were actually of me, where they were taken, who took the pictures, when they were taken and the identity of the alleged person they claim I knew who copied them from my computer.... Instead of enforcing state laws that ... [Read]

''I guess we won the protest, because they left first.'' Julie Aker, a student at Brooklyn Tech, in New York, who was one of nearly 200 who staged an impromptu protest to scare away 5 of the heinous "Westboro" churchmembers who held up anti-gay signs. The students' victorious show of unity reportedly occurred because "word of mouth" spread through the ... [Read]

''I guess, of the three, I would [have dinner with] Limbaugh, because it would be very painful, and he would come with the painkillers which he always has handy.'' Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank responding to comedian Jay Leno's question, "If you had to have dinner with one of the following political conservatives, which one would you choose: Rush Limbaugh, Glen ... [Read]

NY Times Mag covers tough lives of young gay teens

Posted by JD Uy
September 23, 2009 5:36 PM |
''It was a whole big drama at school. Some guys made fun of us, others hit on us. Most middle-school guys are total, complete morons.'' Kera, a girl who tells the NY Times that she was 10 when she realized she was bisexual, and was caught off guard by bullies when she and another girl began dating. (NY Times) ''It ... [Read]

''We don't think Census is doing us dirty here. They improved the way they designed the form, so they got fewer false reports from opposite-sex partners. But I still think it doesn't mean we're getting the full picture of LGBT people across the board.'' Jamie Grant of NGLTF responding to the lower tally of same-sex couples, from 754,000 to 565,000, ... [Read]

''It's been a few years, but not that many, since I was closely associated with pre-adolescent boys -- boys who are like 10-12 years of age. But it is my observation that boys at that age have less tolerance for homosexuality than just about any other class of people. They speak badly about homosexuals [audience chuckles]. And that's because they ... [Read]

''Since I am not a full-time trans, it is not really feasible for me to have my 'femme' photo on my license. This is discrimination, pure and simple... I and others like me basically go into Hunters in costume [as women], and now our government-issued ID needs to reflect this, even if we live our daily lives primarily as men?'' ... [Read]

''When they first did it, it was absolutely striking - we said, 'Oh my God - you can actually put some computation behind that. That pulls the rug out from a whole policy and technology perspective that the point is to give you control over your information - because you don't have control over your information.'' Hal Abelson, an MIT ... [Read]

''When you performed a marriage for gay penguins using taxpayer money on government property, you were symbolically taking a stand for the gay marriage agenda.... See, you couldn't possibly understand: When gays marry, it ruins marriage for the rest of us. So, either you annul the wedding, or I'll publicly ask for your resignation.'' A character from on NBC's ''Parks ... [Read]

''In making this filing, the department is bound by the only precedent that exists, which is that no court has found such a right to federal benefits based upon marital status to be constitutionally required.'' Tracy Schmaler, spokeswoman for the US Justice Department, on their recent request for a US Court in Massachusetts to dismiss a lawsuit brought on by ... [Read]

''Carrie is going to obey, I think, the most frequently repeated command in the Bible: Be not afraid. God bless you, Carrie.'' Maggie Gallagher, leader of the anti-gay political operatives at the National Oragnization for Marriage, making an introduction for Carrie Prejean, the former Miss USA California who was fired by pageant organizer Donald Trump earlier this year. (Washington Independent) ... [Read]

11:51 a.m.: Depuyt asks Deeds about gay adoption, currently illegal in Virginia. Deeds says something about not supporting discrimination and knowing families look different. He doesn't quite answer. Deeds shifts the topic to right-to-work laws, which McDonnell just accused him of not supporting. Deeds says he's supported by both unions and businesses. What does McDonnell have against working women? ... [Read]

''Thank you for showing me that same-sex ballroom dancing can be very strong and very good. You know, I got myself into trouble last time saying, 'I'm going to ask you to dance with girls.' I would very much like for you to do the choreography, and see if there is any difference in how you handle that.'' Nigel Lythgoe, ... [Read]

''With today's historic vote, we are one step closer to ensuring that Ohioans will not be fired or kicked out of their homes just because of who they are or who they love.'' Chris Redfern, Ohio's Democratic Party Chairman, referring to the passage of HB 176 in the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill, which is designed to add "sexual ... [Read]

''George and I are thrilled. It's pretty historic for us. It's going to be a great experience for both of us to see how well we really know each other after 22 years together.'' Brad Altman will appear with his spouse, George Takei, on ''The Newlywed Game,'' a long-running program that is currently broadcast on Game Show Network. (NY Daily ... [Read]

''[Probably] the most important effect of this will be when ENDA passes. The EEOC will be the agency responsible for issuing regulations for its enforcement. Having Chai there to set the framework for the initial regulatory response to ENDA is important beyond words. Mazel tov!'' Nan Hunter, professor at Georgetown Law, writing on her blog about the nomination of her ... [Read]

''Oh, sweet pea. Now, you listen to your Auntie Vida. I want you to believe in yourself, imagine good things and moisturize, I cannot stress this enough.'' Patrick Swayze as Vida Boheme from the 1995 Hollywood drag queen fantasy, "Too Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar." Swayze, 57, died today after a very public battle with pancreatic cancer. He ... [Read]

''What happened to the customers was an assault. They were not free to go. There was no suspicion any of them had committed a crime. This is unbelievable.'' Alan Begner of the Atlanta, GA Eagle bar which was raided Monday night by police who forced 62 patrons to lie face down on the bar room floor for up to two ... [Read]

''I love you guys. This is for my * fans. You're the best fans in the world and I love you. And it's for God and for the gays!'' The curious talent known as Lady Gaga, finishing out her acceptance speech for "Best New Artist" at the MTV Video Music Awards. Two of pop's most legendary ladies paid tribute to ... [Read]

''Because of the traveling that I do, and the life I have, maybe it wouldn't be the fair thing for a child. But after seeing Lev today, I would love to adopt him.... It's so moving to see these children, to see people -- like little Lev in the front row on David's knee -- smiling when he hasn't ... [Read]

''Why does the census ask if people are young or old, black or white, married or single? It's because we want to understand if the country is meeting the public-policy needs of those Americans. That's particularly so for LGBT Americans.'' Joe Solmonese of HRC explaining the need for collecting information on same-sex couples in the 2010 U.S. Census. Data is ... [Read]

''It is the easiest way to find those people who are destroying Islam and who want to dirty the reputation we took centuries to build up.... We make sure they know why they are being held and give them the chance to ask God's forgiveness before they are killed.'' Abu Hamizi, 22, boasting to The Guardian UK how he uses ... [Read]

''No patron was arrested. I was under the impression the only time you needed a license... is if they're strippers. These dancers were in their underwear.'' Richard Ramey, owner of the Eagle bar in Atlanta relaying his side of a raid that was conducted by police on his establishment Thursday night. He says the community complaint was over noise, and ... [Read]

''For me, I have to be honest, it's a particularly satisfying point in time to have a community and the council that is so committed to marriage equality. The debate is almost over here. The acceptance, while not universal, is substantial.'' David Catania, Washington, DC Councilmember At Large, speaking with the Washington Post about the 10 DC City Council sponsors ... [Read]

''Turing was a quite brilliant mathematician, most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes. It is no exaggeration to say that, without his outstanding contribution, the history of World War Two could well have been very different....'' "In 1952, he was convicted of 'gross indecency' - in effect, tried for being gay. His sentence - and he ... [Read]

''There certainly is evidence Semenya is a hermaphrodite. But the trouble is the IAAF now have the whole ANC and the whole of South Africa on their backs. Everything is going to have to be done absolutely by the book, no question of a challenge to our findings. There's all sorts of scans you do. This is why it's ... [Read]

''Washington Families Standing Together announced Wednesday night that the group won't appeal Tuesday's ruling on Referendum 71 by Thurston County Superior Court Judge Thomas McPhee.... That clears the way for a statewide vote on R-71 this November.'' Brian Zylstra on the Washington Secretary of State's blog explaining, again, thate Referendum 71 will be put on the November ballot, and that ... [Read]

''My move to the suburbs was strictly the spirit of the Lord operating in my life. Even though I was a heathen then, I know it was divinely ordained by God. Now, I go to the Montgomery County school boards and speak out against the gay agenda.... There is a large population of ex-gays, but they dare not speak as ... [Read]

"Even as he resigns in shame, former California Assemblymember Michael Duvall is wallowing in hypocrisy. While engaging in extra-marital affairs, he used 'family values' as a justification to vote against every bill that would have provided any measure of equal treatment or fairness to LGBT people. He used the same justification to support taking away the lawful right of ... [Read]

Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 13, 2007) Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Nov 13, 2007) Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 30, 2004) Wilson scores 0% by the HRC on gay rights. Anti-gay voting record of Senator Joe Wilson, a Republican from South Carolina, who earlier this ... [Read]

''It is 100 percent irrelevant in this race. What's relevant in this race is what the records of the candidates are on issues that the voters care about and, number two, who's got the best ideas to be able to create jobs and build infrastructure and build a better Virginia. That's what's relevant.'' Robert McDonnell, the current Republican candidate for ... [Read]

''Being gay and Christian, we find that we constantly have to defend ourselves. And so it would be nice to get this out there. And maybe, you know, maybe people will get over it one day. 'Cause, quite frankly, we really don't care what they think.... We're gonna use our Midwest charm a lot.'' Dan McMillen, 21, who plans ... [Read]

''Guess what? Go ahead... nope... keep guessing... Okay, I'll just tell you--I'm gonna be the new judge on American Idol!'' Comedian, talk show host, and America's most famous married lesbian, Ellen Degeneres, announcing on her Twitter feed that she will be the new Judge on the long-running TV talent show ''American Idol.'' (TheEllenShow via Twitter). ... [Read]

''I think the way it works is you start like 'The Office' or like 'Queer as Folk,' You start quite close, and then as those start to work ... they develop a personality and life of their own. I personally think the danger is to make too many radical changes to the format too early. We've been down that ... [Read]

''We're proud that we got to show the world that anybody can do anything they want.... We love our community. Everyone out there, go for what you want. Go for your dreams. Don't let nothing stop you!'' Leiomy Maldonado, the transgender woman who became the focal point of drama during this season's "America's Best Dance Crew." Her group, Vogue Evolution, ... [Read]

''I said, well, I can't do that. And they said, 'In that case, the pastors' planning committee is asking you not to participate in the service.''' Reverend Larry Eastlack of the Oakfield United Methodist Church who was supposed to participate in the annual Community Worship Service for Oakfield's Labor Daze celebration. But after he wrote a public letter to the ... [Read]

Gay couples argue in a kinder way?!

Posted by JD Uy
September 6, 2009 5:00 PM |
''I tell that to gay couples and they're like, 'Are you kidding? We're awful.' But by and large if you look at tapes of a straight couple sitting there and carrying on about something -- versus a gay couple -- the straight couple will much more quickly become contemptuous or start criticizing each other.'' Salvatore Garanzini who, along with his ... [Read]

''My current partner is a man. Before him, my partner of two years was a woman, with whom I discussed health insurance, kids, houses and marriage. You can bet that I found the fact that our marriage wouldn't have been legal to be wrong as hell. That doesn't mean that what NOM is trying to do and how they are ... [Read]

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''This political group opposes putting crosses up in honor of fallen policemen, has attacked the National Day of Prayer and advocates for same-sex marriage, so it's not surprising that they are attacking the governor for accepting invitations to speak at Louisiana churches.'' A flailing statement released by Melissa Sellers, spokesperson for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. His office is responding ... [Read]

''From the very beginning of our 30 year history, we have supported equal rights for all people. The legalization of marriage for gay and lesbian couples in Vermont is certainly a step in the right direction and something worth celebrating with peace, love and plenty of ice cream.'' Walt Freese, CEO of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, explaining in a ... [Read]

''I would like to clarify anything that was misunderstood from Sunday's show. My remarks were never meant to be disrespectful regarding Leiomy's gender nor offensive to the LGBT community, which has been a community that has supported me in all my endeavors. However, in hindsight, I recognize that my words may have come across as hurtful. I spoke with ... [Read]

''I fully support this legislation, and believe it guarantees that all Maine citizens are treated equally under our State's civil marriage laws. But I also have a Constitutional obligation to set the date for the election once the Secretary of State has certified that enough signatures have been submitted. I am confident that Maine voters will make the right ... [Read]

"We will continue to let the voice of the Church, the teachings of the Church, be heard as clearly as it can be heard. That is why we have sent out so much material to our priests to help them explain this to our faithful people.... This is not a local issue.... People always look at the District of Columbia ... [Read]

''I'm the only man in the history of this town with the best gay and straight clubs at the same time, and I'm about to lose everything!'' Dialog from the title character in the video game release ''The Balad of Gay Tony.'' The newly released trailer does not allude to anything overtly homoerotic about this release, and Tony ''Gay ... [Read]

''This is a really special day ... although it is different than our commitment ceremony. For us, this was taking part in a new right that had long been denied us.... I owned the house ... and I always worried, what if something happened to me?" Williams said. "Would Cori get the house? What would happen to her? It was ... [Read]

Sounding at times like an Old Testament prophet, Mr. McDonnell wrote that government must discriminate in favor of married couples and against "cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators," for "[t]he cost of sin should fall on the sinner not the taxpayer." Mr. McDonnell said his thinking has evolved, citing, among other examples, his support for child day care in a 1995 ... [Read]

''Let me share with you, one of the unique dynamics of DC that makes your prayer, your involvement, your writing your Congressman so very important: Currently, every law that is passed in DC has got to be approved by the Congress. In other words, DC does not really have 'home rule.' Once they pass a law, that law has 30 ... [Read]

''My heart really wants to be here. But in a way, I'm not happy.... I really miss just being home.... The fact that I have fans out there -- you know, I'm the face of transgender -- that's what's keeping me on the show, and that's what keeps me motivated.'' Leiomy Maldonado, transgender dancer for the group Vogue Evolution, explaining ... [Read]

''Unofficial and incomplete figures from the state Elections Division shows Referendum 71 with sufficient signatures to make the Nov. 3 General Election ballot in Washington.... Sponsors, a campaign group called Protect Marriage Washington, submitted nearly 138,00o signatures on July 25, needing 120,577 to secure a ballot spot. As of Monday evening, after all signatures were checked, state checkers accepted ... [Read]