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She/He Said Week of Mar. 1

By |2018-01-16T16:11:09-05:00March 1st, 2007|Opinions|

Queer Quote of the Week
“This is the only naked man that will ever be in my bedroom.”
{ITAL – Melissa Etheridge on her Oscar statue for Best Song,
as quoted by the Associated Press, Feb. 26, 2007.}

“Bullying can be enormously destructive to students, emotionally and psychologically. This decision requires schools to take necessary steps to ensure that students are protected from bias-based harassment, and makes clear that schools must address the entire school environment instead of merely viewing specific incidents of bullying as isolated events.”
– Deborah Jacobs, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey called the decision a “major victory for student rights.” The NJ Supreme Court ruled unanimously Feb. 21 that a public school can be held liable for anti-gay harassment between students.

“This horrific crime is further proof that, gay people are at constant risk of attack and murder. Our hearts go out to Andrew’s family – they have lost a man they all loved very much because someone else was acting out of hatred and bigotry.”
– Triangle Foundation executive director Jeffrey Montgomery, who was at Detroit Receiving Hospital with Andrew Anthos’ family. Anthos was attacked on Feb. 13 by a man who followed him home after asking if he was gay while the two were riding a Detroit bus. The Detroit police are continuing their investigation into what is now a homicide.

“I have to thank Al Gore — caring about the Earth is not Republican or Democrat. It’s not red or blue. We’re all green. We can be the greatest generation. The generation that woke up and changed.”
– Melissa Etheridge, during her acceptance speech for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards on Feb. 25

“You think about the distance that you’ve come, you think about how brutal it was, you think about how life must have been like for him (his great-great grandfather). And then you start wondering whether or not he would be proud or disappointed in what we have done.”
-Rev. Al Sharpton, the prominent civil rights activist, speaking to the Washington Post Feb. 26 after learning he is descended from a slave owned by relatives of the late senator and one-time segregationist Strom Thurmond.

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