"It's all baby steps: You have to be OK with telling your friends you're going on a date; you have to be OK with the people in your world meeting and judging them; you have to be OK with breakups. I'm infinitely grateful all those steps led to Mr. Burtkaonce we started talking, we never stopped."Neil Patrick Harris on coming out and finding love, to Out, Jan. 18.
"The [Kay Jewelers'] commercials seem to bother almost everyone, although they must trigger some man to head to the mall or they wouldn't air. As a lesbian, I find the ads particularly annoying. The closest thing I'm going to get this year to watching a gay proposal on TV is Hillary Clinton's address to the U.N. on global gay rights. I just wish girlfriend had gotten down on one knee."Los Angeles Times producer Jamie Wetherbe on the Huffington Post, Jan. 18.
"I never let my politics supersede my manners. [Michele Bachmann] came up with her husband and they were sweet as can be. She was like, 'My kids love the show. I don't watch it myself, but I'd love it if you could sign these postcards.' It dawned on me that she didn't know what the hell Glee was."Glee star Darren Criss to Details Magazine, February issue.
"But when Facebook entered my life, everything turned upside down … It feels like we're all connected on this large and mighty highway and yet no one really knows, or seems to care, what the speed limit is. My wife thinks it's satanic. I'm sort of inclined to agree with her, and yet, I can't seem to stay away. I've had friends leave it in disgust, and yet always, within months, come crawling back to it as if they'd left the water running in their bath tub. It has us all. It has us all and it knows it."Trans singer/actress Alexandra Billings, on her blog Stilettos and Sneakers, Jan. 11.
"This is confetti! We just won Florida! We're just going to win the White House next! Let me tell you, President Obama is not going to be seeing a lot of confetti."Mitt Romney on being glitter-bombed by gay rights activists, to Think Progress, Feb. 1.
"In this, as in so many things, the gay community were early adopters of the only strategy that beats the resurgent religious right: fight morality with morality. Once the category of morality was opened, every kind of debate became possibleand so did victory. It arrived in 2011."Lawyer and philosopher Linda R. Hirshman on Salon.com, Dec. 30.