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She/he Said week of March 15

By | 2017-10-31T14:21:43-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

“I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts. I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way.
“As an individual, I would not want [acceptance of gay behavior] to be our policy, just like I would not want it to be our policy that if we were to find out that so-and-so was sleeping with somebody else’s wife, that we would just look the other way, which we do not. We prosecute that kind of immoral behavior,” Pace said.
– Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, March 12, in a discussion with Chicago Tribune editors.

“General Pace’s comments are outrageous, insensitive and disrespectful to the 65,000 lesbian and gay troops now serving in our armed forces. Our men and women in uniform make tremendous sacrifices for our country, and deserve General Pace’s praise, not his condemnation. As a Marine and a military leader, General Pace knows that prejudice should not dictate policy. It is inappropriate for the Chairman to condemn those who serve our country because of his own personal bias. He should immediately apologize for his remarks.”
– Executive Director C. Dixon Osburn, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, responding to General Pace’s comments made in the Chicago Tribune.

“It’s astonishing the amount of time that certain straight people devote to gay sex–trying to determine what goes where, and how often. They can’t imagine any
system outside their own, and seem obsessed with the idea of roles, both in bed and out of it. Who calls whom a bitch? Who cries harder when the cat dies?
Which one spends the most time in the bathroom? I guess they think that it’s that cut and dried, though of course it’s not.”
– David Sedaris in the Feb. 19&26, 2007 issue of The New Yorker.

“Although this new report by the CDC is an informative tool for us to understand the growing impact of HIV/AIDS on minority communities, the real issue here is inadequate funding to combat this alarming trend. We urge the Administration to immediately resolve the delay in the delivery of Minority AIDS Initiative funding. The CDC report underscores what all of us in the HIV/AIDS community already know, that the lives of too many Americans are being lost due to the misplaced priorities of the Bush Administration.”
– Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, responding to the report published in the March 9 edition of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that black men and women accounted for more than 50 percent of the newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S. from 2001 to 2005 despite composing only 13 percent of the country’s population. (Editor’s note: See BTL news story this issue.)

Well, (John Cameron Mitchell) said that he wanted to have sex with a girl for the first time (on the set of “Shortbus”). He was supposed to eat this lesbian out, but he chickened out at the last minute. He was more concerned about the shot.
-Erin Markey, a sextra on “Shortbus” (Editor’s note: See BTL coverage in this issue.)

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