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Quotelines
by Rex Wockner
2010-05-26

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"I think that we ought to definitely look at it ( same-sex marriage ) and debate it. I think there are a lot of people who have trouble coming to terms with that because they see marriage as traditionally between a man and a woman. But I also know that, you know, when couples are committed to each other and love each other, they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has. I guess that would be an area that we ( my husband and I ) disagree." — Laura Bush to CNN's Larry King, May 11.

"I think we could ( accept gay marriage ) . I think it's also a generational thing that will come, I think." — Laura Bush to CNN's Larry King, May 11.

"It ( the police attack ) was like a group of wild dogs." — One of 40 people who violated a city ban and staged the first gay pride parade in Minsk, Belarus, on May 15. The unauthorized parade was violently broken up by police forces. Two marchers required medical attention.

" ( T ) oo many of our so-called 'activists' are too concerned with currying favor, preserving access and pursuing administration jobs to stand up to a president and a party that take LGBT support for granted. The LGBT movement is nearing a crossroads. The strategy of aligning closely with the Democratic Party must pay off in the next few months. Otherwise, new leadership and new strategies will need to emerge and prevail." — Washington Blade Editor Kevin Naff in an April 23 commentary.

"I went four years between mammograms. I let it slide. Everyone gets busy, but don't make excuses. I stay in shape and eat right, and it happened to me. Another year and I could have been in big trouble." — Martina Navratilova to People magazine April 7 on being diagnosed with breast cancer.

"I identify as gay as a political stance. If anybody, prior to my meeting and falling in love with Christine ( Marinoni ) , had asked me about what I think about sexuality, I would have said I think we're all bisexual. But I had that point of view without ever having felt attracted to a woman. I had never met a woman I was attracted to ( before Christine ) . And maybe if I'd met her when I was 20, I would have fallen in love and only dated women. But maybe if I'd met her at 20, I wouldn't have responded at all. Who knows?" — Openly lesbian Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon ( Miranda ) to The Advocate, June issue.

"I demand to be excommunicated because I do not believe women are second-class citizens. I demand to be excommunicated because your missionaries are informing impoverished citizens of third-world countries that birth control is a sin when it is in fact the single most important thing they could do to gain some small amount of control over their economic situation and health. I demand to be excommunicated because your church has become a hate group as virulent as any this world has ever seen, one that is unnaturally obsessed with the sex lives of good men and women across the planet. I demand to be excommunicated because I do not condone child rape or the concealment of child rape." — Paul Constant, a writer at the Seattle alternative-weekly newspaper The Stranger, in a letter to Bishop Richard Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine, April 6.

"I can't remember much about the years of physical and emotional abuse my ( gay older ) brother Eamon suffered. I was very small. The thing I do remember though, quite literally, is blood on his school shirt when he came home in the afternoon. The beatings and taunting were very frequent for him and a constant part of his school years." — Actor Colin Farrell in an April 1 statement to the Irish LGBT group BeLonG To Youth Services.

"Call me old fashioned but I think you should clean the bathroom mirror before you take your naked pictures in front of it and post 'em online." — Gay writer Dan Savage, on his blog, April 22.

"There is a straight-to-gay conversion group: It's called Liza Minnelli. You date her, you start flouncing around in a boa singing Lady Gaga songs." — Village Voice columnist Michael Musto to host Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, May 11.

—Assistance: Bill Kelley


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