'God is dead. Or rather, the Repubs' particularly cruel version, a gloomy, tyrannical, guilt-slingin' God from Colorado Springs who loved war and smacked up women's rights and pretended to tolerate gay people even while hating 'what they do,' a God who snorted the Republican agenda like it was cheap meth in a Denver motel room, has proven to be a complete failure, an abomination of divine connection.' — San Francisco Chronicle columnist Mark Morford, Oct. 16.
'If someone as ridiculous as Sarah Palin can make it to that level, then there's hope for all of us, right? Don't worry about education or achievement or hard work or self-sacrifice: if you can just convince other people of your value—without any facts or deeds to back it up—then you too can enjoy big cash prizes, get back at friends who have sex with your friends' wives, run up huge debts, you name it.' — San Diego gay blogger Chris Pratt, Sept. 10. ( cpratt.livejournal.com )
'Michelle and I have been blessed with many openly gay and lesbian friends and colleagues whom we have been close to for many years. While that fact has made the issues facing the LGBT community more personal, the fundamental reasons I have for supporting equality are greater than any individual. ... We need to end the divisive politics of George W. Bush and pursue policies that treat all of us, regardless of identity or background, with dignity, equality and respect.' — Barack Obama to the Washington Blade, Sept. 10.
'I always spoke of Jane ( Wagner ) very openly, and everybody in the industry knew. Well, many people in the heartlands still don't get that I'm gay, that I have a partnership with Jane that's 37 years long, and after you're around for so long, it's sort of like grandstanding. What happened is that I was doing an interview and the guy finally just wrote it blatantly. When I was on the cover of Time and in Newsweek back in '77, ( one article said ) that I shared a house with Jane Wagner and the other one said I lived alone. So you never knew what anybody was gonna write.' — Lily Tomlin to Chicago's Windy City Times, Sept. 24.
'I think the idea of poly-relationships is great. And it's open to me if I want that. My marriage is about 'Whatever happens, we'll stay together.' But it just hasn't come up yet. Being married is very important to me. It has utterly committed me to the fight for gay marriage. ... I've been with my husband for 10 years. There is an unconditional support and love there. That connection, feeling supported by someone emotionally has totally enhanced my life.' — Comedian Margaret Cho to the Ottawa, Canada, gay newspaper Capital Xtra!, Oct. 8.
'I have two kids—one is 6 and one is 12—and my 12-year-old daughter has not known ... anything but George Bush. At least ( adults ) have a memory of somebody different, and a prospect that there will be somebody different in the future. It's been horrible for her to listen to the president, and listen to this fear-based, warmongering, torture-supporting, homophobic, anti-immigrant bullshit. ... It's going to be really close in Florida. But my hope is that when Barack Obama wins, we're going to know that those were LGBT votes. And last time they used us as a wedge, but this time we're going to be the edge.' — Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon ( Miranda ) speaking in Wilton Manors, Fla., Sept. 27, according to the South Florida Blade.
'My favorite gay guy is always anyone with a sense of humor and sense of style. I'm very disappointed when you meet that one gay schlub who has no sense of style. You're gay, you should know how to pick a chintz!' — Comedian Joan Rivers to the gay newspaper Dallas Voice, Oct. 10.
—Assistance: Bill Kelley