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SHe Said Oct. 20, 2005

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|News|

“The experience of going through this, of cleaning out my life – the chemo is like a plunger for your body and your soul. I just took that approach to everything. It’s like, ‘For heaven’s sakes, let me tell my experience, let me be the one everyone saw get sick and get well. Let’s get the mystery and the weird, shameful stuff out.'”
– Melissa Etheridge on her experience battling cancer, as quoted in the Oct. 25, 2005 issue of The Advocate.

“[Sen. Goschka] holds an extremely limited definition of a family. He [said] that he believed a ‘legitimate family, as ordained by God, can only exist between a man and a woman within the context of marriage.’ Would that make single-parent families illegitimate? Are non-custodial parents who remain active in their children’s lives wrong to consider themselves part of a family? Apparently, under Goschka’s definition.”
– From an Oct. 12, 2005 editorial in the Saginaw News.

“In other words, Cropsey was grandstanding. Or simply just standing — on the necks of gays.”
– Metro Times News Hits on Sen. Alan Cropsey’s symbolic resolutions asking the Michigan Supreme Court to block benefits for same-sex couples, Oct. 12, 2005.

“If they do get down to asking the 40-something asking-and-telling homos, something very, very calamitous will have to have happened. Because I have to tell you, the minute I get to base? I’m going in the showers.”
{ITAL – David Rakoff on why he answered “yes” on his application for U.S. citizenship when asked if he would ever bear arms for the country, on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Oct. 3, 2005.
“One of the doctors said if I had of shown up with a man, they would have treated me.”
– Helen Zylberszac of Quebec who won a suit against a hospital clinic that denied her in-vitro fertilization because of her sexual orientation, as quoted by, Oct. 3, 2005.

“Because of the founding of MCC, religion has never again been the same. Every religious group on earth has to talk about this issue now. There are hundreds of thousands of gays and lesbians who would never feel at home in my church, because it’s so different from the church they grew up in. And I am fighting for their rights, too.”
– Metropolitan Community Church founder Rev. Elder Troy Perry as quoted by The Dallas Voice, Oct. 3, 2005. Rev. Perry will step down next month after 37 years.

“Some … argue that there are religious implications to accepting homosexuals. Your point? I say that’s just too damn bad. If homosexuality is a sin, let God handle it. It’s not your problem…”
– Eastern Echo staff writer Jim Allen in an Oct. 12, 2005 opinion piece.

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