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SHe Said April 20, 2006

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

“It is supremely ironic and profoundly sad that this is the party of [Abraham] Lincoln, a party that once sought to unify a nation. It was a party in which ‘freedom’ was a principle, not an empty platitude espoused purely for political gain as is done so often by present-day Republican leaders.”
– Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, on the current state of the Republican Party, as quoted by The Washington Blade, April 13, 2006.

“The idea that we would actually have kids and parent them and do a good job of it, I think that’s terrifying to them. They know when people meet our children and meet our families and understand that we are just like our neighbors next door, it terrifies them, because that is the message that is eventually going to turn the tide in this country. It will loosen the grip that a very small, but vocal, minority of people have had on politics and on legislation for too long in this country.”
– Jennifer Chrisler, Family Pride’s executive director, as quoted by Metro Weekly, April 13, 2006.

“I can’t raise them to be gay any more than I can raise them to be tall.”
– Rosie O’Donnell in response to a reporter asking whether or not she would raise her children to be gay, as quoted by The New York Times, April 3, 2006.

“Basically, I hate homophobia. If I woke up one morning and I decide that I want to have sex with guys, then I’m going to do it. I’m not going to be one of those repressed ‘American Beauty’ drill sergeants, you know what I’m saying? I believe that many people look up to me because of the band, and some of them are homosexual or afraid to admit it.”
– Max Bemis of Say Anything, as quoted in the April 2006 issue of Spin.

ÒWounded people never asked me about my sexual orientation. They were just glad to see me there.Ó
– Major Margaret Witt, a 19 year veteran of the Air Force Nurse Corps discharged under “don’t ask don’t tell” and suing the military to get her job back, as quoted April 13, 2006 on

“Domestic partnership is not marriage and the Court wisely denied review of misguided and underhanded attempts to distort the language of Proposition 22 and strike down validly enacted legislation that protects lesbian and gay people and their families.Ó
– Kate Kendell, executive director of The National Center for Lesbian Rights and on the California Supreme Court’s rejection of an appeal challenging the state’s domestic partner law, as quoted April 12, 2006 on

“When we go out, she says, ‘Mom, do you want me to point out who the gay men are?’ And I say, ‘OK, but I think I already know.'”
– Madonna on her nine-year-old daughter Lourdes’ emerging gaydar, as quoted in the April 2006 issue of Out.

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