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She/He Said: Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Musto …

By | 2018-01-16T10:05:08-05:00 February 1st, 2007|News|

“It made all the difference in the world [when you came out]. It’s just very moving and it just meant so much.”
– Openly gay Grey’s Anatomy actor T.R. Knight to Ellen DeGeneres on her
Jan. 17 show.

“There are no rules anymore. The squeamishness and the sting of saying someone is gay is removed and now anything goes. [But] it’s just weird that the media feel that they have to protect an Anderson Cooper. But the media goes along with the deception. The press is willing to out Clay Aiken or David Gest because it’s OK to out a freak or an oddball. [But] they protect their own prejudices by not saying someone like them is gay.”
– Village Voice columnist Michael Musto in an interview with syndicated Canadian gay columnist Richard Burnett, Jan. 18. Musto has just published a book of some of his more memorable columns.

“I have contributed to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign because she has a mind of her own and a very strong one at that. I like the way she thinks. She is very savvy and a smart leader with years of experience in government, diplomacy and politics.”
– Elizabeth Taylor in a Jan. 25 statement.

“The Age of Aquarius meant free love for everyone except gay people. I felt isolated and remember asking girls who wanted me to sign their breasts if they had any paper. I always had this feeling if I outed myself too soon and we sold one less album that they would blame me. It’s better [now]. Sony has a gay label. In my time, the only gay label was faggot.”
– ’70s rock star Chuck Panozzo, the bass player in Styx, to POZ magazine, February issue. Panozzo also is openly HIV-positive.

“I have no desire to have children of my own. My civil partner is equally happy childless. As a result, for us, the question of gay adoption is academic. Indeed, we often wonder why some of our friends, intent on adopting, can’t settle for a Shih-tzu and a couple of Persian cats like any normal gay couple.”
– David Self, author of the Lion Encyclopedia of Christianity, writing in Britain’s Telegraph, Jan. 28.

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