"My ( reduced ) interest in like going out and carousing and taking advantage of all gay New York City has to offer fortunately dovetailed perfectly with my increasing blogging, so, you know, I don't know what I'd be doing if I wasn't blogging as much as I do.
Because, yes, I've got all of glittery, glamorous Manhattan lying at my feet but even if I wasn't blogging, I'd be, 'Well, you know, how many times can you go to the Empire State, and I don't even want to go to bars.'" Blogger Joe. My. God., Joe Jervis, to this column, in an interview published Dec. 1.
"A dozen or so times this week, wingnut lackeys have attempted to friend me on Facebook, thinking that I won't just look at their friend list and see their connections to Tony Perkins, Harry Bishop, Matt Barber, etc. Dumbasses. Even though my Facebook page has tons of strangers on it, it's very rare that I get a request from somebody who doesn't have at least ten or twenty mutual 'friends' with me. I guess they're trying to catch me saying something on Facebook that they can use against me. Which doesn't make much sense, I can't imagine how I can possibly be more insulting or rude there than I am on this here website thingy. I try, I really try. And why are all these nobodies big-haired women? Seriously, fuck all of you hags." Popular gay blogger Joe. My. God. ( Joe Jervis ) , Dec. 18.
"I feel overwhelmed right now because I'm not reading ( online ) and I'm doing this interview instead, but, you know, it's how I regularly feel if I'm out or whatever. It's like there is always a constant barrage of news and things happening, so the struggle to keep on top of it is a constant challenge and I think anybody who's in news these days understands the same thingthat it's just, you know, like a 24-hour thing and to stay on top of it, you just have to constantly keep reading." Towleroad.com's Andy Towle to this column in an interview published Nov. 21.
"The phrase 'mission accomplished' has gotten a bad rap in recent years, but in this case, it certainly applies. When we set out to establish Lambda Rising in 1974, it was intended as a demonstration of the demand for gay and lesbian literature. We thought if we could show that there was a demand for our literature, that bookstores could be profitable selling it, we could encourage the writing and publishing of GLBT books, and sooner or later other bookstores would put those books on their own shelves and there would be less need for a specifically gay and lesbian bookstore. Today 35 years later, nearly every general bookstore carries GLBT books, often featuring them in special sections. The other part of our mission was to make good GLBT books and information available to anyone anywhere at a time when such items were very hard to find. Today, people almost anywhere can access GLBT information on the Internet." Deacon Maccubbin, founder and co-owner of the D.C. and Delaware gay bookstores Lambda Rising, announcing on the stores' Web site that they would be closing at the end of 2009.
"I'm not gay. I grew up singing and dancing, so people have been calling me gay since fifth grade. I've heard everything you could possibly hear about it. But I do love gay people, so I'm not going to act like I was insulted or angry about it." Glee star Matthew Morrison, who plays Will Schuester, to Elle, Dec. 18.
"I have not supported that." Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty when asked by Newsweek about "medical benefits for same-sex couples," Dec. 21.
"Tree trimmed. Balls hung. Good times. Lookie: yfrog.com/3gnmybj" Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris ( Doogie Howser ) in a Dec. 21 tweet.
"Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I've been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton. I've long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine when he writes that, 'The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly isa civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.' I couldn't agree more with that statement and urge those who support equal treatment for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to let their voices be heard now." Rocker Bruce Springsteen on his Web site, Dec. 8.
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