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by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2011-12-21

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"It could come in handy, the Gaydar Gun. I sent one to Michelle Bachman, and told her to aim it at her husband and see what happens. Just saying, have you heard him talk? Oh, dear lord."—Rosie O'Donnell, on her show, Dec. 12.

"But why are so many of those who believe what I believe homophobes? Don't say it's biblical. Too many outdated, bizarr-o things are biblical, and we put them in the box of random things somebody managed to get into the text. More importantly, what is a reasonable response to those who serve the poor, hungry, homeless and mentally ill, but hate the gays? The people with the red kettles on my street remind me of the dilemma of Christian do-gooders this time of year."—Rev. Winnie Varghese on the Salvation Army, posted to The Huffington Post, Dec. 14.

"Joan Rivers made an absolutely ridiculous comment that there are no gay men at Occupy Wall Street, because we care too much about how we look, or whatever. She might just be trying to be funny, but it got on my nerves a little bit. When people say things like that, sometimes I want to be like, 'Oh my God, shut up. I know you're trying to be funny, but it's incredibly disrespectful.'"—Occupier "Joey" to weareyouth.org, Nov. 11.

"Straight men did not find me attractive … I think they were scared of me because I was different. I've always asked, 'Why? Why do I have to do that? Why do I have to look this way? Why do I have to dress this way? Why do I have to behave this way?'"—Madonna to Harper's Bazaar, in its December issue.

"The hip-hop community is most likely owned by gay, to be honest with you… so why wouldn't a guy come out and say 'I'm gay' and get that type of love? You know what I'm saying? Lady Gaga, I don't know if she's gay, but she's running with that gay shit for real, and she is winning."—Rapper Fat Joe on VLAD TV, Nov. 7.

"As an actor, there's something voyeuristic and perversely sexy about watching my husband [ kiss someone else ] ."— Kelly Ripa on watching her husband kiss a man on stage, to the New York Daily News, Nov. 16.

"But Chaz already gets so much shit, and you know what? Just a couple of years after I came out, I was saying prescriptivist misogynistic nonsense too. I read a lot, I learned a lot, I spent time living as a trans guy in the world, and I came out the other side of that worldview. I didn't have a huge amount of fame or exposure when I came out, though, the way Chaz did, and didn't feel obligated to make myself a spokesman."—Warren Beatty's transgender son Stephen Ira, on his blog, Nov. 17.

"What's that? That's a man penguin? Oh my god. Then, what are these feelings? I know I'm human straight. Am I penguin gay?"—Stephen Colbert, on the Colbert Report, Dec. 14.

"As it stands, setting homosexuals apart encourages homophobia and all the people who would like to get rid of gays, whom they consider sick or degenerate, or, worse, a danger to their communities. If people are equal, it's more difficult to turn some of them into scapegoats. Everything should be done to stop the uneducated hate in our country. Think for a moment what would happen if everything created by homosexuals in the history of the world were removed by the delete button on that great computer in the sky. Do we want to live in such a world? Then for God's sake, get rid of the Defense of Marriage Act, which is already declared unconstitutional, and let us all be equal and free in 'the land of the free.'"—Former Warner Brothers Television President Alan Shayne in the Huffington Post, Nov. 11.


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