“She made me feel comfortable right from the get-go. I needed that from her. It wasn’t anything graphic, just kissing and stuff, but kissing is the most intimate thing. I’m an emotional person. I love the art of kissing. Annette was fun and had great breasts.”
– Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth on playing Annette Benning’s lesbian lover in the upcoming film “Running With Scissors,” as quoted in the July 2005 issue of Out.
“I can literally remember what he was wearing: an Air National Guard flight jacket, cowboy boots, blue jeans…. He was exuding more charisma than any one individual should be allowed to have….wonderful smile, just charisma – you know, wow.”
– Bush adviser Karl Rove on the first time he laid eyes on George W. Bush, as quoted in the July 2005 issue of Vanity Fair.
“Many of these people are absolutely obsessed with gay sex. Why else, out of all of the pressing issues in the world, would they latch on to this issue with such vehemence. I’m certainly not a psychologist, but it seems that many anti-gay activists are using the anti-gay agenda as a way of coping with their own sexual desires. We’ve seen this over and over with anti-gay politicians who later turn out to be gay. Spokane Mayor Jim West could be labeled ‘Exhibit A.'”
– Southern Voice correspondent Steve Koval in a July 5, 2005 posting on the Sovo.com blog.
“These people have taken our country away from us. They talk about morals but they don’t do anything to help the poor. Last time I saw helping the poor was something that was mentioned 3,000 times in the Bible. I have yet to find a reference to gay marriage in the Bible. These people are obsessed with things that are not about basic core American values.”
– Howard Dean on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, June, 23 2005.
“For several years now, researchers applying for National Institutes of Health grants to study AIDS have been told to remove references to gay men, even though they continue to represent the majority of cases here in the United States. And, famously, the Bush administration has touted its compassion for those dying of AIDS in Africa, even while it denies funds to organizations that offer reproductive health services or stress condoms over abstinence. All of these efforts represent the promotion of a conservative, often religious, viewpoint through use of executive powers, circumventing the proper constitutional process. The Bush administration is displaying the very abuse of power it rails against in ‘activist judges.'”
– Patrick Moore in a July 5, 2005 Newsday.com editorial.
“It was devastating to discover that a relationship I had publicized to the world as life-affirming and built on mutual love was actually based on deceit.”
– Terry McMillan on her divorce from Jonathan Plummer after discovering he is gay, as quoted in the July 11, 2005 issue of Time. McMillan based her novel “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” on her relationship with Plummer.
“We’re now getting to the point where people aren’t satisfied with discriminating against (gays and lesbians) privately. We’ve begun to legislate it.”
– Virginia civil rights attorney and People of Faith for Equality organizer John Humphrey, as quoted July 10, 2005 by the Associated Press.