'Everybody seemed to think I was gay for years. I didn't—and don't—care, but I had a long string of gentlemen friends before the press picked up on those they cared to be interested in—in all colors and sizes. A good man is a good man, honey.' — Whoopi Goldberg quoted on Gay.com UK, Feb. 6.
'Without the gay and lesbian community, I wouldn't have a career. From Dreamgirls their love has been unconditional, and they have been faithful with or without a hit record.' — Singer Jennifer Holliday to the Key West gay newspaper Celebrate, Feb. 6.
'Exactly when did meeting people become so complicated? Once upon a time you went for a walk in the park and hooked up. Now you need high-speed access and an advanced degree in photo retouching.' — Columnist Brent Ledger in Toronto's Xtra!, Feb. 6.
'I was there with my eyelashes stuck to the TV. I leaped back, like in the comics, and I fell, as it happened, in a sofa—a very comfortable sofa—and then I couldn't breathe ... and then I had this sobbing attack. I just wasn't in control of my emotions.' — Out Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar on his reaction when his latest movie, Talk to Her, was nominated for two Academy Awards (best director, best original screenplay), speaking to reporters in Madrid, Feb. 12.
'Tryouts are like a cross between fifth-grade gym class and the Miss America pageant.' — New York State Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell (Rosie's brother) on the gay Gotham Volleyball League, to New York Magazine, Feb. 24.
'George W. Bush and Jacques Chirac could not more perfectly epitomise what France dislikes about America, and vice versa. Bush's anti-intellectualism, his big hats, his Bible-tinged rhetoric and his inability to master his own language, let alone French, fit him snugly into the French stereotype of the obnoxious, ignorant American. Chirac's glinting Gallic arrogance, his self-conscious swagger, and his tart refusal to adopt the proper team spirit are confirmation of a France that is not only archaic, corrupt and treacherous, but probably doesn't wash very thoroughly either.' — Ben Macintyre writing in London's Times, Feb. 15.
'Don't bother me with that crap. Just mind your own fucking business!' — Actor Kevin Spacey when asked during an interview with six reporters Feb. 10 in New York City, 'How do you feel about those stories about you being gay?', according to the Toronto Star, Feb. 11.
'When I served in Vietnam, there were gay people serving with me—they served with distinction—as they did in World War II and World War I. It is simply incomprehensible to me that you can be an American citizen and be denied due process and equal rights under the law. It's simply wrong, period.' — Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry addressing Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE) Jan. 14 in West Hollywood, according to the Jan. 28 issue of IN Los Angeles.
'I've had casual sex and I've had its opposite, sex with love, and believe me, the latter is so much better that it makes the former seem not only unnecessary but downright stupid.' — Charles Karel Bouley II writing in The Advocate, Feb. 18. Karel and his late husband, Andrew Howard, were the first gay couple to host a drive-time radio talk show, in Los Angeles.
'Fuck porn. It's as prepackaged as any Hollywood film. The actors aren't doing what they would normally do sexually, and it teaches you that everyone has sex in exactly the same order. It's as bad as any Mel Gibson movie.' — Cameron Mitchell, creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, to The Advocate.
'Every single year that we've done this show, we've gone into the year talking about what kind of relationship can we put Will in. What would be good? What would be fun? What would be interesting for the actor and the character? Every year. But it's really hard to find an actor who can hold his own with Eric McCormack and play a gay character with the integrity he plays it with. So many actors just come in and indicate it in a way that real gay people don't usually do—unless they're silly queens. We've tried. But actors get very weird in the part. There's a lot of men on the cutting-room floor.' — Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick to The Advocate, Feb. 18.
'Go out on a limb on a nongay topic, alienate large numbers of people you need to persuade, divide the gay population unnecessarily, and devote energy and resources to a subject far, far away from the issue of gay equality. ... That's exactly what NGLTF has ... done by signing on to a dumb and disingenuous coalition to oppose war against Saddam Hussein's brutal and dangerous dictatorship.' — Writer Andrew Sullivan, The Advocate, Feb. 18.
'The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is not essentially a gay rights organization. It's a far-left organization with emphasis on gay rights. Its main goal is building a 'movement' dedicated to the overhaul of American society on anti-capitalist, anti-male and anti-white grounds.' — Sullivan, The Advocate.