—Timothy Kierstead, a New Hampshire voter, speaking to Senator Marco Rubio during a campaign stop in a diner, the New York Times reports. Rubio told Kierstead “”you can live any way you want.”
—Hillary Clinton, in a video posted to her Facebook page responding to a New Hampshire student who asked what she’d do to change things for LGBT people.
—Yang Teng, speaking with The Guardian about electroshock therapy he received in China to “cure” his homosexuality. “The doctor took me into a small room then asked me to relax and focus on my breath,” he said. “He told me to remember when I was having sex with a man. Suddenly I felt an electric shock.”
—Daragh McDermott, principal lecturer in social psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, writing as part of a study into “positive prejudice” and the stereotype of gay men as “stylish, witty, and emotionally available.” McDermott added: “Gay men who don’t fit the common stereotype are often marginalised for not living up to these expectations, which can have an impact on their mental health.”
—Robert Widelick, a Franklin County, Tenn., resident speaking at Franklin County High School’s school board meeting. Widelick was opposing the establishment of a Gay-Straight alliance in the school, CBS affiliate WTVF reports.
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