Sir Elton John, on being "fed up" with being a treated like a second-class citizen in the US:
"In this country, we need more dialogue. We don't need any more stone throwing. We don't need any more vitriol. We need people to say, 'OK. I'm straight. You're gay. Let's get along. I'm Republican. You're Democratic. Let's work together.' I'm sick and tired of people being hateful to each other in this country Everyone is entitled to have their own beliefs and their own spirituality. The big difference is that the dogma of the church can be so hateful and divisive. It's stuck in the stone age. We don't live in the stone age anymore. The church is losing people left, right and center because people are fed up with the rhetoric that they're giving them."
I guess becoming a father has pushed Elton out into the pro-marriage, pro-equality spotlight. I remember when he said he didn't want to get married, and now, well, I think he's realizing that separate--i.e. civil unions--is not equal.
Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen, on the sin that is homosexuality:
"The scriptures shows that it's a sin. But you know, I'm not one of those that are out there to bash homosexuals and tell them that they're terrible people and all of that. I mean, there are other sins in the Bible too...I don't believe homosexuality is God's best for a person's life...."Well, it's strictly back to what the scripture says. I mean, I can't grab one part and say God wants you to be blessed and live an abundant life, and not grab the other part that says, you know what? You know, live that kind of life. So it comes back to the scripture. I'm not the judge. You know, God didn't tell me to go around judging everybody."
No, God didn't tell you to go around judging people.
You do that all on your own.
Tiffany, former pop star and one-hit wonder, on dating, and apparently outing, New Kids On The Block member Jonathan Knight:
"He turned gay later. I didn't do it, but he's fabulous, though. I had issues with that. I was thinking that I did. But, no....Now looking back while we were dating," she says. "He was so much fun. We used to do facials together. He was so easy to talk to."
Oh, Tiffany, honey, no one blames you for making anyone gay, because, well, you can't do that.
I will however hold you responsible for mall singers, Debbie Gibson, really bad pop music.
And Justin Bieber.
Jason Mraz, on not getting married until everyone has that right:
"We both feel that in our engagement, we have a union that's really special and cant be broken. It's a sacred bond. The wedding would be nice for our family, our friends, our community -- our moms especially -- and so it puts us in the fight. We can't get married until [gay] marriage is legal and equal...I think giving people the right to marry will be a huge movement in civil rights."
It's nice to have such an ally for the LGBT community, and one who stands by his convictions, and keeps verbalizing them.
I love you, Jason. And when you can get married, I'll come to your wedding, and you can come to mine. Or, howsabout a nice double wedding?
Michael Musto, on what he sees as the hypocrisy of Calvin Klein:
"Calvin, darling, you're embarrassing yourself. What's worse, you're embarrassing the whole community. You were never really that much of a gay hero in the first place. Remember when you suddenly had a wife because, as AIDS made it uncool to be gay, you took the wussy way out and closeted yourself so you could sell more T shirts and perfume? That was a hideous approach and I screamed my lungs out about it--but it was better than now! Now you've hooked up with that almost-21-year-old ex-porn star, Nick Gruber, and you're fawning over him as if this were real love and not a massive late-life crisis being acted out for the horrified masses. It's not going to work!"
You know, I'm kinda with Musto on this.
I remember when Calvin Klein got "married" to Kelly, and I kept thinking, Kelly's a man, right?
Not cool, Calvin.
David Gandy, supermodel, on his tough life:
"People still just think Zoolander, and to come out with your pride and dignity intact is probably quite hard in this business. Now there are younger guys coming in who want to be models. I'm actually proud to say I'm a model now. You pay your dues of not being listened to, but now people are starting to say, 'Maybe this guy's onto something.'...Trust me to end up working in the only industry in the world where women get paid more than men, and treated loads better. We're trying to change that. In the hierarchy of a shoot, you have the photographer, the female model, the stylists, the assistants, then the male model. You are the lowest of the low."
I love me some David Gandy, but, come on, I imagine there are a lot tougher ways to earn a buck, or several million.
Tea Party supported, Senator Mike Lee, a Utah Repugnant--and I mean repugnant--on the violent rhetoric of the Teabaggers:
"The shooter wins if we, who’ve been elected, change what we do just because of what he did."
The shooter wins if people like Lee stop using violent words and images in their speeches and campaign ads?
No, you moronic fucktard, we win, because we become less about violence and more about civility, which is obviously something the Tea Party and its idiotic minions know nothing about.
They want to quell the speech of anyone who disagrees with them, but retain the right to inflict violence through words on the country.
That is unAmerican.
Porn star Reese Rideout, on being gay for pay:
"I can have sex at work without thinking about the other person because I'm genuinely straight. But gay sex is tough if you're straight. The first time I shot a scene with another man, it was oral sex, and I couldn't keep it up because I wasn't turned on."
But I'll bet you sprang a woody when you got that first paycheck, didn't you?
And I bet you keep springin' 'em just thinking about the money.
i love that he is genuinely straight but he takes it and gives it from both ends, probably, at times, simultaneously.
Yeah, straight, as in straight to the gay bar.
Christopher Ciccone, on his sister, Madonna, and her, um habit, of dating much younger men:
"I guess if she continues to date all these much younger guys, it could start to look creepy. But I think that a lot of Madonna's emotional needs are met by taking care of her children; these boyfriends must really be like a kind of distraction for her. She certainly isn't following societal values, but then again my sister never has and probably never will either."
Sounds to me like a little green-eyed monster.
Maybe Chris is a little jealous of Madonna's boy toys.