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“(The) LGBT community … are like the gay white KKK’s. Get them some pink hoods and unicorns and let them rally down Rodeo Drive.”
— Rapper AZEALIA BANKS tweeting one of her latest homophobic remarks. Her lengthy anti-gay Twitter tirade began some weeks ago when she sent out a comment calling a flight attendant a “f**king faggot.”
“The only thing that separates women of color from anybody else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
— VIOLA DAVIS accepting her Emmy Award. She was the first black woman to win an Emmy for best drama series actress.
“Somebody once asked me, ‘What’s the difference between business and politics?’ And here’s the difference: Politics is a fact-free zone. People just say things.”
— CARLY FIORINA speaking at a town hall hosted by the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. Fiorina has come under repeated attacks for spinning or contradicting the truth.
“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.”
— U.S. REP. KEVIN McCARTHY bragging to Fox News’ Sean Hannity about spinning the tragic attack on a U.S. embassy in Benghazi into a smear campaign against Hillary Clinton. “I give you credit for that,” Hannity responded.
“I really want to believe that the kind, sweet person who was there when my mom passed away is still there. I was friends with Kim in the past, but I don’t know this woman I’ve been seeing.”
— DALLAS BLACK, a gay resident of Morehead, Kentucky, telling The Daily Beast that he and anti-gay Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis used to be close friends, but she’s changed over the years.
“It probably would have been better for me if I didn’t come out, I would be on a roster. But, as I said, I have no regrets whatsoever.”
— MICHAEL SAM telling the Hollywood Reporter that coming out when he did probably hurt his career in professional football.
“We’ve constructed an idea of masculinity in the United States that doesn’t give young boys a way to feel secure in their masculinity, so we make them go prove it all the time.”
— Sociologist DR. MICHAEL KIMMEL speaking in a trailer for the masculinity documentary The Mask You Live In.
“When I look at cities around me that have a Planned Parenthood clinic … usually in those cities, as a guy, I could go to many clinics locally that have all the machines that one would need, all these clinics as far as I know take Medicaid dollars, so you could go to any of those clinics to get any medical service you could.”
— U.S. REP. GLENN GROTHMAN telling Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards that her organization’s clinics are unnecessary for him “as a guy.” Grothman shared his opinion during a House hearing.