Friday, September 27, 2013

I Didn't Say It ...

Andy Cohen, Bravo TV bigwig, on the gossip that he’s engaged to NHL star and LGBT ally Sean Avery.
"Dude, Sean Avery is straight. Do you understand that? So a gay guy and a straight guy should be able to be friends without you asking me if we're engaged, right? Very, very straight. Listen, I'd be happy if Sean and I were bangin ... but it's not [happening]."

I’d be happy to be banging Sean.
Just sayin’.

Joe Biden, on LGBT rights and his marriage equality stance:
“A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago, about gay marriage. I could not remain silent any more. It's time we stopped talking. It’s the civil rights of our day. It’s the issue of our day … That’s why the president eliminated DOMA, Don't Ask, Dont' Tell. That's why he came out against this notion that marriage can somehow be recognized in one state and denied in another. And when it comes to the rights of — you know the president's phrase, and I'll paraphrase this slightly — that everybody in America should have the dignity to choose who they love and marry who they choose. He believes that but not just because it's a human right because it's about treating everyone with dignity."

And once again, thanks Joe.

John Nienstedt, Minneapolis Archbishop, on the Devil and The Gays:
"Today, many evil forces have set their sights on the dissolution of marriage and the debasing of family life. Sodomy, Sodomy, abortion, contraception, pornography, the redefinition of marriage, and the denial of objective truth are just some of the forces threatening the stability of our civilization. The source of these machinations is none other than the Father of Lies. Satan knows all too well the value that the family contributes to the fabric of a good solid society, as well as the future of God's work on earth."

Funny, he doesn't blame Satan for Catholic priests f**king little boys and girls.

Elton John, on Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus and Michael Jackson:
 “I’d like to be able to talk to [Lady Gaga] right now, but I can’t get through to her. And there are times when you have to listen. When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don’t question you, you’re in a dangerous place.
“[Lindsay Lohan] was someone with a successful career and her parents completely f—ed her up. The dad was in jail and the mum was doing coke with her. Great!” 
I see a meltdown waiting to happen … And [Miley’s] so young! But she’s got two records in the top 20, so who is going to stop her?
“I was in my dressing room in Las Vegas when they announced that Michael Jackson was playing 50 dates at the O2. I turned to my agent and said: ‘He won’t do a single one of those.’ I could tell you he was going to die. He’d been doing drugs for so long, he’d been a mess for so long – and I’ve known Michael since he was 12 or 13 – that it was never going to happen. Everyone was saying it was going to be great and I was saying: ‘Hello? Are you looking at the real thing here?’” 

Elton does love to dish; I’ll give him that. And he’s right about Gaga; it’s less important what she sings and more important what she wears. As for Lohan, maybe—if rumors are true—she’s keeping her distance from her parents and that would be good. Miley? She’s making record companies a lot of money so they’ll continue to let her do and say and wear, or not wear, whatever she wants as long as the cash registers ring. As for Michael, I think we all knew that concert tour would never happen, even if we didn’t know it was because he was going to die.

Gwyneth Paltrow, on turning 41 and how, because her husband Chris Martin threw her so many parties last year, she’ll celebrate this year:
"This year it's Chick-fil-A. That's it."

Paltrow, who portrays herself as some sort of Vegan Goddess, and inspirer of regular people, will eat Chick-fil-A?
No wonder The Gays are done with her.

Tim Gunn, on never coming out to his parents:
"It was a very different time. It was a very different era. And I had a lot of fears about being gay, about what that actually meant. And I had already presented my family with a lot of disappointments and I didn't feel that I wanted to present them with yet this. It's very funny, though. My mother died two years ago. And I think she eventually figured out my sexuality, but we never talked about it. And my father was gone long before. We never once talked about it.”

It certainly was a different time, and Gunn’s parents were from a time before that.
Still, I feel sad he couldn’t be his whole self to his parents.

Robert Redford, coming out for marriage equality at an event in Utah:
"I'm here for the same reason you are – equal rights for all. Like you, I believe there's no place in our world for discrimination. None. I think it is un-American. If we change discriminatory laws in Utah, it sets a benchmark for people in other states; it allows people to see what can be done."

The march goes on … and Redford has stepped up.

John Hawkins, former South Carolina State Senator who led the charge in our state to amend the constitution to ban same-sex marriage, on now coming out for marriage equality:
"I was wrong about pursing the marriage amendment. I wish I hadn't been so strident against it....I'm really hoping that people are going to walk away from this with a little bit of healing...It would be great if everyone who stood against us in the Senate said, 'We were wrong; In fact, you really do deserve equal rights.'"

While it would have been nice to have him change his stance while still a senator, it's refreshing to see yet another politician realize that now it is the for full marriage equality.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic congressman from Flroida, on teh GOP and the Tea party
"The civil war that has been raging within the Republican Party is over. And now that the House has voted to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded, it's official: The Tea Party has won — the far right is calling the shots."

Say goodbye to any form of bipartisanship when it comes to the 'baggers. The party that doesn't listen is running the show over there.


the dogs' mother said...

Had to go look Tim's age. 60 - so about four years older than me. I can attest to the times - I got a book. Took me a long time to figure it out...

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised with Tim Gunn's revelation. My oldest sister, if she were still alive, would be his age in November. I face the same obstacles about coming out as transgender with my father. I know for a fact he won't take it well at all.

With my surviving siblings all a decade older than me or older, it may be the same with them too.

viktor kerney said...

Andy is kinda cute

Biki Honko said...

Gwyneth, bah! She is a poser on an epic universal scale.

By shutting down the government the repubs are anti-American, nuff said.

Mark in DE said...

I would marry Andy Cohen!