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She/He Said Week of Feb. 15

By | 2017-10-31T14:15:23-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“I’ve been called a bitch – and a lot worse – for years. And you know what, so what? People who think that aren’t going to change their minds. And I wouldn’t dream of sending them to therapy to ‘rehabilitate’ their feelings. How absurd. Please, I call all my gay friends ‘big fags.'”

{ITAL – Actress Sharon Stone on the Isaiah Washington brouhaha, to the New York Post, Jan. 30.
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“Last year, Moscow came under unprecedented pressure to sanction the gay parade, which can be described in no other way than as satanic. We did not let the parade take place then, and we are not going to allow it in the future. … Some European nations bless single-sex marriages and introduce sexual guides in schools. Such things are a deadly moral poison for children.”

– Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, Jan. 29. Because of last year’s ban, the city’s first gay-pride march was downsized to an attempt to lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then walk a few blocks for a rally across from City Hall. The participants were violently attacked by neofascists, skinheads, Christians and riot police.

“For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are [of] terrorists, but they’re very brave with the terrorists. … If the terrorists ever got a hold of this information, they’d get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad.”

– U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Feb. 7.

“I personally feel like it is the responsibility of every gay man and woman to come out at some point in their life. When you stay in the closet, you perpetuate a culture of shame. It’s about personal courage and integrity.”

– Openly gay Brothers & Sisters Executive Producer Jon Robin Baitz to USA Today, Jan. 30.

“Marriage, to me, is a waste of time whether you’re gay or straight. [Y]ou can’t put down on paper something that’s not quantified on paper. The last thing I want to do as a gay man is clone straight society.”

– Actor Rupert Everett to the Chicago gay newspaper Windy City Times, Jan. 24.

“If I put myself in the most extreme way of coming out [such as in a magazine], then it forces me to have to deal, because no matter where I go now, everyone is going to know – or not know if they don’t care – but at least now nobody’s going to be questioning [my sexuality]. And I think that’s why I did it. It forces me to start living my life.”

– J.P. Calderon, who was on last season’s Survivor, to Instinct magazine, February issue.

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