Pictured Liz Taylor.
'Word up to you bloated roid runts: Your face is the size of a pumpkin, yet we're not supposed to notice that you use? Give me a break, and give up the juice you silly goose, cuz don't nobody want you, but YOU ... and your mom, and MAYBE baby Jesus.' — Columnist Paulo Murillo in the Los Angeles gay newspaper FAB!, July 16.
'You might think Pink Flamingos started with a gay audience. It didn't at all. It started at an angry, hippie heterosexual audience that were punks that didn't even know it. I've always said that my audience is minorities that don't fit in with their own minorities.' — Gay filmmaker John Waters to the Michigan gay newspaper Between The Lines, July 6.
'I wish I could be that size [ starlet size ] , but I can't be. I enjoy food too much. In the end, I'm too hedonistic. I enjoy pleasures.' — Liz Taylor to Harper's Bazaar, August issue.
'Men first. Myself. Then other women. 'Cause you can't please women. They are horribly critical of each other. And more so if you're famous. Meow.' — Liz Taylor, when asked who she dresses for, to Harper's Bazaar, August issue.
'I confess. There is, right this minute, quite a lot of very hot pornography on the PowerBook computer upon which I am typing this column. I know, shocking. There are very naughty MPEG movie clips and still shots, DVD rips and a rather debauched link history buried somewhere in my Safari Web browser amidst the New York Times and the politics and the music and the blogs, links that would almost certainly reveal certain predilections and fantasies and fetishes and preferred, um, angles of view.' — San Francisco Chronicle columnist Mark Morford, June 21.
'Standing and watching bits of Boston's rain-drenched Pride parade last weekend I was reminded that nothing is quite so sad as a flatbed truck full of sopping wet drag queens. I suppose one can forgive them for thinking that playing Christina Aguilera at ear-splitting volume might distract attention from the downcast feeling of it all, but you still end up with only a gaggle of dripping queens in shiny dresses and running mascara, trying gamely to keep smiling and waving while they attempt to light their wet cigarettes in the driving rain. Add to this the fact that the drag queens were just as likely to be followed by a ) some church group, b ) a contingent involving parents with strollers or, I kid you not, c ) a home heating oil truck with a rainbow banner slapped on the side, and it all became just a bit more lame than I could handle.' — Columnist Jeff Epperly in the Boston gay newspaper Bay Windows, June 15.
'I suspect what kills Pride parades more than [ anything ] is the fact that we really don't need or want them as much as we used to. ... We are so woven into the fabric of daily life throughout New England we simply don't need a parade to advertise our presence. Seeing a same-sex couple walking hand-in-hand in Boston is so commonplace that only tourists seem to notice. You can talk about your life—who you really are—at most large workplaces without fear of raising eyebrows, much less getting fired. You can get married in Massachusetts or get a civil union in Vermont or Connecticut. One by-product, apparently, is that our parades suck. That's a trade-off I can live with.' — Columnist Jeff Epperly in the Boston gay newspaper Bay Windows, June 15.
'Children of lesbian and gay parents are just as well-adjusted as children of heterosexual parents. ... Being raised by gay parents doesn't increase the risk of psychological, behavioral, academic, gender identity, or any other sort of adjustment problems. ... Being raised by gay parents doesn't prevent children from forming healthy relationships with their peers and others. ... The state allowed gay people to serve as foster parents in Arkansas before the ban and does not know of any child whose health, safety, or welfare have ever been endangered by living with lesbian and gay foster parents.' — Findings of fact cited by the Arkansas Supreme Court as it unanimously struck down a regulation that banned gays and people with gay adults living in their homes from serving as foster parents, June 29.
'My view is that we have to have equal rights under the law. Our platform says that marriage is left to the states. And I think we will amplify our position in the next platform in '08. I think we will make it clear to all states that they must give full equal rights for LGBT families. It will be left to the states to decide how, but there will be no room for banning domestic partnerships or civil unions.' — Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean to New York's Gay City News, June 22.
'No longer do we get smiling goons on billboards, talkin' about, 'HIV stops with me ( and don't I look great ) .' There's no more pussyfooting or preaching to the converted. We finally get scary messages that smack negative bitches in the ass. HIV is NOT fabulous. You shit your pants, you get a bloated belly, it fucks up your face to unrecognizable proportions and you get sick. You don't want this shit, you dumb bitch. End of discussion.' — Columnist Paulo Murillo in the Los Angeles gay newspaper FAB!, June 4.