No openly gay man has ever won the Oscar; I wonder if that is prejudice or chance.”
—Ian McKellen, to The Guardian, weighing in on the current controversy surrounding accusations of bigotry at the Academy. McKellen, who has never won an Oscar, noted “how clever” it was that Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sean Penn, all straight actors, won for portraying gay men. “What about giving me one for playing a straight man?” he said.
a growing number of insults and violent acts against queer refugees, including cases of rape.”
—Marcel de Groot, manager of an LGBT counseling center in Berlin, Germany, to NBC News. Several LGBT centers in Germany are creating special shelters for LGBT refugees and migrants.
love, nothing but love.”
—French artist Olivier Ciappa, explaining his project “The Imaginary Couples,” in which he photographed straight celebrities intimately posing as same-sex couples. Participants included Eva Longoria and Lara Fabian.
Tolerance equals peace. There’s nothing gay about that. That’s just true.”
–Michael, who claims a “hostile work environment” forced him to resign from a student teacher internship at an Arkansas high school. The trouble started, he alleges, when he put up a poster with a rainbow on it and the slogan, “Tolerance Equals Peace.”
a gay character is every bit as worthy in the eyes of God as any heterosexual one.”
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