Kelly Clarkson, on the lesbian rumors about her:
"People think, "Oh, she's been single for too long." That's kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn't mean you're gay. But I'm never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it's just not my thing. I've always batted for the boys' team."
I like that Kelly doesn’t play that whole “I’m NOT gay” routine which always makes being gay seem bad.
Just being single doesn’t make you gay.
Being gay …. makes you gay.
Sandy Rios, Fox News contributor, former Concerned Women president, and American Family Association radio host, calling Hillary Clinton's blood clot a fake:
"I think the point I want to make is that Hillary Clinton has a long history. Many of us remember what a liar she is. She sat at the feet of Saul Alinsky, she wrote her master’s thesis on how to do propaganda and lie; I see her finger prints on Benghazi, I see her finger prints on this illness. I have to say this is like the ‘Boy that Cried Wolf,’ when you lie that many times in your life, when you won’t testify in all of these scandals with your family, when you destroy women that your husband’s been involved in by lying about them, when you create this vast right-wing conspiracy, then who can believe you when you say you’re sick? I’m sorry, I’m not there."
This woman is so loathsome that I’m wishing her a stomach virus followed by a fainting spell followed by a blood clot in her head and then to listen as every wingnut, delusional asshat with access to a microphone calls her a liar.
Just so she knows how it feels.
Scott Norton, openly gay professional bowler, on the impact on-air kiss with his husband, Craig Woodward:
"I didn't even know anything was going to come of it. It happened on Sunday and then nothing came of it... And then it exploded and all of the credit goes to Jaime Perez and the International Art of Bowling for all they've done. They've really turned this into something special."
The world is changing.
Years back it was wonderful to see a same-sex couple kiss onscreen and then acknowledge their partner on The Tony Awards.
Now they’re kissing in bowling alleys.
We’ve come a long way, gaybies.
James Dobson, founder of conservative nightmare factory Focus on the Family, in his New Year whine and cry:
"I'm sure many of you are discouraged in the aftermath of the National Elections, especially in view of the moral and spiritual issues that took such a beating on November 6th. Nearly everything I have stood for these past 35 years went down to defeat."
Pardon me if I giggle at the defeat of hatred and intolerance.
Bill Donohue, Catholic League spokestool, on Kathy Griffin's fleeting pretend blowjob for Anderson Cooper:
"Perhaps the biggest story related to Kathy Griffin’s salacious stunt on CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast with Anderson Cooper was the almost deadening silence it engendered from any quarter. Does it matter what Griffin did? To put it more generally, does what we see and hear have any effect on our behavior, particularly the behavior of young people? Does it matter? According to the Centers for Disease Control, even though the risk of transmitting HIV through oral sex is much lower than from other forms of sexual behavior, 'numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).' In other words, people can get chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, genital human papillomavirus, syphilis, and other STDs by having oral sex. This is important because numerous studies have shown that many young people still think they cannot get an STD this way."
All I could think of when I saw Kathy “going downtown” was, Lucky bitch.
Which is really why Billy is so pissy.
Michelangelo Signorile, who chased down a man in Chelsea who called him 'disgusting' after he kissed his partner:
"I've not come to this age in my life, to this stage of the game in the fight for LGBT rights, to have someone call me 'disgusting' in my own neighborhood. And it's time none of us let them get away with it. I'm not saying that I or anyone should stand up to everybody engaged in a homophobic act every time. Obviously you have to be wise and safe. But whether it's on the streets of Chelsea or in Columbus, Ohio, all of us, straight and gay, must speak up when we can. Stand up and fight back. Because if we don't, they win."
Stand up, like Signorile did.
Stand up like those people in line for pizza in Ohio did.
Stand up. The times are changing but we all need to keep standing up.
Fantasia Barrino, on the allegedly anti-gay rant she posted to her Instagram account, and then has proceeded to beat like a dead horse:
"First of all, my words were taken out of context! After being personally attacked on my Instagram account, I was simply trying to respond and say we live in a world where things are becoming more acceptable…thank God! I was using gay marriage as an example of other matters by trying to say that people are becoming more accepting of gay marriage, of weed being legalized in some states etc. all as a comparison to the personal aspects of my life. However, my question really was ‘Why are people still judging me?’ It was not that I was trying to judge anyone. Anybody that knows anything about my history should know how I have been judged and talked about negatively from the first day that I hit the American Idol stage. However, I am not a judgmental person and never will be. I like to see people do what they enjoy and be with the person they enjoy being with. The LGBT community has been, and still are to date, my biggest supporters. Now...how you doin'?!"
I’d be doin’ fine if you’d shut your yap and quit explaining and explaining and explaining why you said what you said but it didn’t come out how you meant and you didn’t really mean it anyway.
Mary J. Blige, on being pro-marriage equality and a Born-again Christian:
“I would say this to those people: I’m not God. God said not to judge anyone lest you be judged. That’s it. Who am I to point my finger? You’ve got to walk in love. To say you do not want people to be happy is so mean, so not me.”
Love is love.
God is love.
It’s actually pretty simple.
Tammy Baldwin, openly gay Democrat and senator from Wisconsin, on Chuck Hagel's nomination as Defense Secretary:
“I do not know Chuck Hagel...I do want to speak with him, particularly about his comments 14 years ago, to see if his apology is sincere and sufficient. I want to hear how he’s evolved on this issue in the last 14 years because the significance to the post to which he's been nominated is the respect for now openly gay members of the military who because of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell can serve openly and we need to see that implemented successfully..."
I like Tammy.
People can change; people can evolve on the issue of LGBT rights.
Um, didn’t the president do that? So, how can we think that Hagel didn’t?