After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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By |2007-07-19T09:00:00-04:00July 19th, 2007|Opinions|

“And (I want to thank) my partner, Brian, because it’s 24 damn years of listening to your notes – that’s why I’m up here tonight.”
-David Hyde Pierce, coming out – sort of – after winning a Tony for his performance in “Curtains,” June 10

“Caushun doesn’t mean nothing to me. He’s not worth it. Essentially, he wants to make himself famous. I thought he was a good rapper. Listen, I’m not gay. If I was, I would have the gift of another burden, and I would probably be instantly out. I fight for gay rights all the time.”
-Russell Simmons, on Caushun – the “gay” rapper exposed as a fraud – and rumors that Caushun was planning to expose Simmons as gay, in the Dallas Voice, June 7

“Everything is falling into place. Everyone wants a little bit of William. The next couple of months are going to be big. I can’t tell whether this is the beginning or the 15 minutes or the end.”
-YouTube’s “Ask a Gay Man” star William Sledd, on signing a development deal with NBC Universal, to the Baltimore Sun, June 13

“I first became aware of it when Girlfriends magazine put me on their cover as one of their men of the year. I consider that my highest honor to date.”
-Michael Moore, on his awareness of his large gay following, to The Advocate, July 17

“People have no idea who the private Condoleezza is, so they fill that vacuum. In private she’s incredibly warm and gracious – it’s shocking. Oftentimes people think a single, strong, powerful woman must be a lesbian. There’s a certain homophobia implicit in that assumption.”
-Author and former Newsweek editor Marcus Marby, on rumors that Condoleezza Rice is a lesbian, to the Advocate, July 17

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