“It’s the largest step I’ve taken to be more active in the organization, and to interact with other gay journalists. … No one advised me against doing it. I have no regrets.”
– CNN anchor Thomas Roberts after he appeared on a panel called “Off Camera: The Challenges for LGBT TV Anchors” at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s recent conference in Miami Beach, to AfterElton.com, Sept. 15.
“My experience has been bisexual but my love life has been entirely lesbian – that is, I’ve never fallen in love with a man, but I am equally attracted to men and women, always have been. We need to promote a model where it’s free to move back and forth between borderlines.”
– Author Camille Paglia to the British national lesbian magazine Diva, October issue.
“My trainer married her girlfriend last weekend and we went. It was beautiful. I was so touched by their vows to each other, I totally cried. They have some disapproving family members who actually decided to be present for the wedding. Afterwards, I wondered, Did they get it? Did they see the love? I never get people that think [being gay] is some kind of choice. You might be able to suppress it, but why would you live life that way? It really saddens me.”
– Singer Christina Aguilera to Advocate.com, Sept. 11.
“With ‘Jackass’ we’re not trying to act homosexual – what we’re trying to do is rid the world of homophobia. Homophobics are the creepiest of the creeps.”
– “Jackass: Number Two” star Steve-O, on “The Howard Stern Show,” Sept. 8
“‘First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.’ The quote is from Mahatma Gandhi, but it’s been borrowed many times by the leaders in the fight for marriage equality. Today, 10 years since the issue entered the national consciousness for the first time, we are most definitely in the middle of phase three. Will phase four follow? Yes. When? That’s the hard question.”
– Syndicated writer Ann Rostow in the Dallas Voice, Sept. 14.
“There was a time before AIDS when the baths were more integrated into the gay male community. Now they’re looked upon as some last-resort thing that you do privately and don’t talk to your friends about.”
– Bill Stackhouse, director of the Institute for Gay Men’s Health at New York City’s Gay Men’s Health Crisis, to the Reuters wire service, Sept. 11.
“[In New York City,] two thick, glossy, ad-heavy, full-coloured magazines tell NYC gay men where to go to party, while two thin tabloids cover politics in the driest way possible. The gay party boys, it is assumed, don’t care about social change, while the gay politicos, it is assumed, never get any tingling feeling in their nether regions.”
– Paul Gallant, managing editor of the Toronto gay newspaper Xtra!, writing in the Sept. 14 issue.