Quote of the Day: July 2011


GOProud Not Invited Back to Conservative Conference

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 31, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The American Conservative Union is preparing to open registration and announce sponsorship opportunities for our Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012. As a courtesy to your organization, a previous co-sponsor of CPAC, this letter serves to inform you GOProud will...Read More


Family of Homicide Victim Larry King Storms From the Courtroom

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 30, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"My son is dead and they're crying? That's the woman who gave him a dress after complaining that he shouldn't be coming to school in makeup and boots." --Greg King, father of slain teen Larry King, outside the Ventura County...Read More


Bradlee Dean: Suit Protects Children From Homosexuals

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 29, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"They target children and I can't even say on the radio for 20 years what's been taught." --Anti-gay minister Bradlee Dean on the nationally-syndicated Alex Jones show, explaining that his defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow and NBC is aimed at...Read More


Dean Alleges Defamation Against Bachmann In $50M Lawsuit

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 28, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"On information and belief, Defendants Birkey, The Minnesota Independent, Rachel Maddow, and NBC and MSNBC, in concert with others, have set out to and did willfully and maliciously harm the presidential campaign of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann." --Anti-Gay Minister Bradlee Dean,...Read More


Ex-Gay Minister Blames Homosexuality For Teen Suicide

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 27, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The state-run media is going after the schools for resisting the homosexual indoctrination. The homosexuals are now blaming--they are playing the victims--the homosexuals are now blaming [the schools'] stance as the reason that young homosexuals are committing suicide because of...Read More


NY Senator Diaz Says Sunday Same-Sex Marriages Are Illegal

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 26, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When a couple registers for a marriage license they are supposed wait 24 hours before actually getting married. This is illegal and criminal." --New York anti-gay Senator Ruben Diaz, complaining about the same-sex marriages performed on Sunday in New York...Read More


First Couple to Wed in NYC

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 25, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am breathless. The fact that it's happening to us, that we are finally legal and can do this like everyone one else, it's mind-boggling." -- 77-year-old Phyllis Siegel, on marrying her 85-year-old companion, Connie Kopelov, at the Manhattan city...Read More


'We Have to Do the Work'

Filed by Ed Team | July 22, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

"Younger people have grown up now in a world where they know gay people, where the silence has been shattered, where they know people as people. And they don't see marriage as some kind of thing that has to be...Read More


White House Has No Comment on Ex-Gay Therapy

Filed by Ed Team | July 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I haven't had any conversation with [Obama] and I think that I would steer you to HHS since it involves Medicaid funding. I don't really have any comment. I'm not going to negotiate on behalf of the president or venture...Read More


Senator Franken Takes Down Tom Minnery At Senate Hearing

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Isn't it true, Mr. Minnery, that a married same-sex couple that has had or adopted kids would fall under the definition of a nuclear family in the study that you cite?" --Senator Al Franken, taking down the testimony of anti-gay...Read More


Alaska ACLU Sues On Behalf Of Transgender Drivers

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 20, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It is unfair and unnecessary to require that transgender people undergo prohibitively expensive and drastic surgery in order to have accurate identity documents." --ACLU of Alaska Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman, on a policy of the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles...Read More


Paul Oetken Confirmed As Federal Judge

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 19, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The president welcomes the confirmation of Mr. Oetken and is confident that he will serve the American people with distinction from the district court bench." --Shin Inouye, a White House spokesperson, on the appointment confirmation of Paul Oetken, the first...Read More


CA Legislator on the Ballot Initiative to Overturn SB48

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think it will be a challenge for them to get the signatures." -- California Senator Mark Leno, sponsor of SB 48, recently signed by Governor Brown, which requires school curricula and textbooks to include historical contributions by LGBT people,...Read More


Jon Davidson on DADT's Latest Twist

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 17, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...all that today's order does is allow the military to once again stop accepting or processing applications from openly lesbian, gay or bisexual people, for now. Discharges, discharge proceedings, and investigations remain on hold." -- Jon Davidson, Legal Director of...Read More


Bachmann's Church Believes The Pope Is The Anti-Christ

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 16, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We identify the anti-Christ as the papacy. This is an historical judgment based on Scripture." --Website of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the church to which Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann belonged until one week before her campaign began....Read More


CA Gov. Brown On The Law Including LGBT Contributions In Textbooks

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 15, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"History should be honest." -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on the bill he signed requiring inclusion of LGBT contributions to history in school textbooks....Read More


Gay Couples To Be Married Onstage In New York

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's not just a summer of love, it's a summer of equality." -- Rory O'Malley, a star of The Book of Mormon and a co-founder of the gay-rights group Broadway Impact, announcing that several gay couples from the Broadway community...Read More


The Black LGBT Professional Class - Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 13, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

"Many professionals are out in their community but private in the world. There's a healthy Black, educated professional class of the gay, lesbian, and transgender community in this country. But there's no recognition of their existence. There's no protection for...Read More


Bachmann & Associates Tells 17 Year Old To Pray Away The Gay

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[R]ead the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay, and God would forgive me if I were straight." --Told to 17-year old Andrew Ramirez, when he sought help from Bachmann & Associates in suburban Minneapolis in...Read More


Cambridge City Council To Provide Stipends To Offset Federal Tax On Health Benefits

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 11, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is about equality. This is a city that models what equality really means." --Marjorie Decker, Cambridge city councilor, on the city council's decision to provide quarterly stipends to offset the additional federal tax burden to city or school employees...Read More


Gordon Beckham Says Teammate is "GAY"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 10, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"GETS IS GAY! GB" --Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham apologized Saturday for scratching an inappropriate remark in the infield dirt directed at Royals second baseman Chris Getz, a former teammate and a friend....Read More


DeSean Jackson On His Homophobic Slurs

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 09, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"They looking to take ya down at all times no matter how positive and what you do! It's always a way they try to get ya. I'm standing tall." -- Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson defending himself on Twitter after using...Read More


Isn't This Our Argument Basically?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Because civil unions promote an unacceptable lifestyle, undermine the faith of the Church on holy matrimony, and cause scandal and confusion, Catholics may not participate in civil unions. To do so is a very grave violation of the moral law...Read More


One for the History Books

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If the president believes that gays, lesbians and transsexuals are "our brothers and sisters," why does he not also believe that "our brothers and sisters" include not only polygamists, but exhibitionists, the incestuous, coprophiliacs, necrophiliacs, urophiliacs and zoophiliacs (those who...Read More


Gaga and the Gays, Again

Filed by Ed Team | July 06, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

"To say that I would use the gay community to sell records is probably one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me as a person. I would say the top thing I think about every single day...Read More


Marriage as an Equal-Opportunity Institution

Filed by Ed Team | July 05, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

"Marriage never has been or will be an equal-opportunity institution. As the United States gradually makes the membership rules to marriage gender-inclusive, it risks deepening our sharp class and race disparities in marriage and family life. If we wish to...Read More


Samoan Prime Minister Supports Trans Rights

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"You are adamant that you are a special gender, That is why some of you have spent considerable money on special operations. Every year you all look very different. Blonde hair, glossy lipstick sporting Gucci handbags and us men continue...Read More


Gay Groups Want Civil Unions Law Vetoed

Filed by Ed Team | July 01, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The bill put forth by the legislature would create onerous and discriminatory hurdles for same-sex couples that no other state has ever put in place. As a result, we ask you to veto the bill should it come to your...Read More