Quote of the Day: April 2009


Frank Talk on Hate Crimes

Filed by Ed Team | April 30, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Saying that it's wrong to assault someone who is trans may mean that you have to show some respect for that person." --Rep. Barney Frank, during his House floor speech on the Hate Crimes Bill...Read More


Obama urges passage of hate crimes legislation

Filed by Ed Team | April 29, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This week, the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. I urge members on both sides of the aisle to act on this important civil rights issue by...Read More


Meghan McCain Tweets on Iowa Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | April 28, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Big shoutout to Iowa today for legalizing gay marriage which can now officially be performed today! Gives me lots of hope for the country!" --Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R) via Twitter yesterday...Read More


Hate Crimes: The Beginning of the End?

Filed by Ed Team | April 27, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Laws ultimately reflect a nation's values, and this legislation, once passed, will send a strong message that America rejects all forms of hate violence, including bias-motivated crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This committee vote marks the beginning...Read More


Marriage Is About Family

Filed by Ed Team | April 26, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Monday will be a joyous day. It's the day the marriage that my spouse, Richard, and I entered into in Vancouver, Canada, in August of 2003 will be recognized by my home, and his adopted, state. I couldn't be happier,...Read More


Could Linguists Fired Under DADT Have Prevented 9/11?

Filed by Ed Team | April 25, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Despite its simplicity, nobody was able to translate it. Any of the dozens of linguists already discharged for being gay at the time would have done so easily." --Dan Choi, West Point graduate and infantry platoon leader, speaking about a...Read More


On the Shoulders of Giants

Filed by Ed Team | April 24, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In no small part, Dr. Kameny's work, and other leaders like him, made it possible for me to stand here today." --John Berry, the new director of the Office of Personnel Management and the highest ranking openly gay official in...Read More


Shakespeare on Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | April 23, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Were kisses all the joys in bed, One woman would another wed." --William Shakespeare (whose birthday is traditionally celebrated today), Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music [Proving, I think, that there were limits to even the Bard's imagination. --DR]...Read More


A Long Road to Equality

Filed by Ed Team | April 22, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We need to be in this for the long haul...Just because we achieved civil rights in the sixties for African Americans, it doesn't mean racism is gone. Because we achieved rights for women in the seventies, it doesn't mean sexism...Read More


Gathering Storm Marks Turning Point

Filed by Ed Team | April 21, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Yet easy to mock as 'Gathering Storm' may be, it nonetheless bookmarks a historic turning point in the demise of America's anti-gay movement. What gives the ad its symbolic significance is not just that it's idiotic but that its release...Read More


A Fag By Any Other Name

Filed by Ed Team | April 20, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Being called a 'fag,' you see, actually has almost nothing to do with being gay." --Judith Warner, New York Times...Read More


Caste-ing Aside Privilege

Filed by Ed Team | April 19, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"You do not win by struggling to the top of a caste system, you win by refusing to be trapped within one at all." --Naomi Wolf, via LOLSAM...Read More


Former McCain Campaign Manager Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | April 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage. . . . I'm confident American public opinion will continue to move on the question toward majority support, and sooner or later the Republican Party will catch up...Read More


Why We Are Silent Today

Filed by Ed Team | April 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence (DOS), a national youth movement bringing attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. My deliberate silence...Read More


New York archbishop will oppose marriage

Filed by Ed Team | April 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"You'll find I don't shy away from those things. I wouldn't sidestep them. You could expect me to articulate that with all the clarity ... I can muster." --New York Archbishop-designate Timothy Dolan on same-sex marriage in New York...Read More


A Workplace Reminder

Filed by Ed Team | April 15, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"For every company that scores a 100 on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, we should acknowledge that the largest employer in the United States openly discriminates against LGBT people." --Ben Finzel, FH Out Front blog...Read More


Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol?

Filed by Ed Team | April 14, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Most people do one show a year and I do three and they involve a lot of traveling. One may have to go. I don't know which one. That is the problem, I like all of them. But I guess...Read More


Clementine Ford sets the record straight in The Advocate

Filed by Ed Team | April 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

Look, I am gay, and I just wanted there not to be this big emphasis on it. --Clementine Ford, 29 year old daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd, sets the record straight about her recent coming out, in an Advocate interview....Read More


Bishop Gene Robinson on literal interpretation of biblical texts

Filed by Ed Team | April 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

You can't take a 20th century word, stick it back into an ancient text, and expect it to mean something entirely unknown to the authors of the text. [Some biblical] verses are quoted as if our world has never changed...Although...Read More


Dorothy Parker on heterosexuality

Filed by Ed Team | April 11, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common. --Dorothy Parker...Read More


Bad precedent

Filed by Ed Team | April 10, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"People will not be disclosing their HIV status to their partners for fear of being charged. People are going to not be tested even if they suspect they may have the HIV virus in order to protect the knowledge that...Read More


Recycling your sex toy

Filed by Ed Team | April 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Finally, there's an environmentally friendly way to dispose of used or broken vibrators, dildos, plugs, or any other sex toy you may have. Our Sex Toy Recycling program offers you a way to recycle sex toys that you no longer...Read More


Almost mystifying

Filed by Ed Team | April 08, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No one expects President Obama to come out for marriage equality. But for an administration that has boldly passed the largest stimulus in our country's history, upped our troop commitment in Afghanistan, and canned the CEO of a major American...Read More


No war with Islam for at least 4 years

Filed by Ed Team | April 07, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I know there have been difficulties these last few years. I know that the trust that binds us has been strained, and I know that strain is shared in many places where the Muslim faith is practiced. Let me say...Read More


Tyra Banks receives a GLAAD Media Award

Filed by Ed Team | April 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[The LGBT community] empowered me, and in turn, when I finally had a platform, and a power, and a voice - no longer just a face, but a voice - to get across the points and the messages that were...Read More


Suze Orman receives the Vito Russo Award at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Filed by Ed Team | April 05, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Do you want to continue to give your money to people in corporations that oppress us, that keep us down? Or do you want to give your money to the corporations who can help us rise and change what needs...Read More


Phil Donahue receives a Special recognition Award from GLAAD

Filed by Ed Team | April 04, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Twenty years ago when I proudly accepted the first GLAAD Media Award...it was a very small crowd. There are more photographers here tonight than there were people then.... And now, we look up in 2009, and [the LGBT community] is...Read More


Technology is a queer thing

Filed by Ed Team | April 03, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand and it stabs you in the back with the other." -- C.P. Snow...Read More


Compatible Partners

Filed by Ed Team | April 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We chose to settle ultimately because litigation outcomes are unpredictable. We were at it with New Jersey between 2005-2008 and said, 'This is a real burden for the company.' We're just moving forward with a business that we hope turns...Read More


Evan Wolfson on the California Prop 8 battle

Filed by Ed Team | April 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"But, shockingly, the Chief Justice spoke as if his hands were tied by the mere fact of the November vote, the legitimacy of which is the very issue before the Court. He did not explain that equal protection at a...Read More