'Our show's run by gays. It takes a gay man to write for women because none of the straight men in the industry are doing it.' — Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria ( Gabrielle ) to Out magazine, April issue. Creator Marc Cherry and Executive Producer Michael Edelstein are gay.
'Well now that I think about it, I imagine gay people would love that. Why? I'm not quite sure. Maybe it's the long wooden stick.' — Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan ( Edie Britt ) in reference to an episode of Knots Landing in which her character ( Paige Matheson ) played strip croquet.
'Living in shame ... seems to be OK with the Cheneys, that fun couple who have more to do with the way our country is run than people care to admit. Whenever mention is made of their lesbian daughter, they rush to hide behind a wall of shame. Polite people don't mention such things in public—do you hear us, John Kerry? If their daughter's sexuality didn't truly bother and shame them, they wouldn't care how many people called her a lesbian on TV. It would be a statement of fact, like that Joe Lieberman is a Jew or Prince Harry is a jerk — something unassailable and true since birth. For all the Cheneys' talk of how proud they are, they're deeply ashamed. They cry like wounded banshees when Mary's sexuality comes up in any conversation.' — Columnist Bruce Vilanch, The Advocate, March 15.
'Would a heterosexual man spend a lifetime describing himself as 'straight-acting'? But for gay men, this laughable expression screams identity crisis, emotional immaturity and sexual neurosis. Despite the lurking madness behind that tedious expression, it's widely accepted, especially on sites like Gaydar, as a reasonable profile description. ... How do you behave when you're not 'acting'?' — Stewart Who writing in London's Gay Times, March issue.
' [ He ] is clinically ill.' — Gay U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., about U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., in an address to New York City's Out Professionals, March 7, according to Gay City News.
' [ He is ] a lunatic and a wacko who lives in a parallel universe.' — Frank about U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., in an address to New York City's Out Professionals, March 7, according to Gay City News.
'Joan Rivers and I both absolutely insist that we never would have got started without our gay audience. They were the first to actually accept us as funny women.' — Comedian Phyllis Diller to freelance journalist Jay Blotcher, as published in the St. Louis gay magazine EXP, March 4.
'Cardinal Bernard Law, who was forced to resign in disgrace as archbishop of Boston two years ago for protecting sexually abusive priests, was named by the Vatican today as one of nine prelates who will have the honor of presiding over funeral Masses for Pope John Paul II. To many American Catholics, Cardinal Law is best known as the archbishop who presided over the Boston archdiocese as it became the focus for the sexual abuse scandal involving priests. But to Vatican officials, Cardinal Law is a powerful kingmaker ... . After he stepped down in Boston in 2003, he was given a spacious apartment and a prestigious although honorary post in Rome as archpriest of the Basilica of St. Mary Major. ... By permitting Cardinal Law to take the limelight in Rome just when the church is mourning the death of John Paul, the cardinals have reminded American Catholics that their most painful recent chapter barely registered in the Vatican.' — Laurie Goodstein reporting for The New York Times April 8.