“Boycotting a movie made by 99 percent LGBT equality folks in an LGBT equality industry is a waste of our collective energy.”
— Out, Oscar-winning screenwriter DUSTIN LANCE BLACK, writing on his Facebook page in opposition to an LGBT boycott of the recently released feature film Enders Game. The movie is based on a popular Y/A book by homophobe Orson Scott Card. Black removed the Facebook post after he was deluged with criticism.
“I’m anti-gay. I know that’s not politically correct these days, but that’s the way I feel. I’m a Christian and in the eyes of God it’s an abomination.”
— BETTY SCOTT, an 80-year-old resident of Shannon, Miss., explaining why she lobbied to prevent a gay bar from opening in her town of 1,753. P.J. Newton, who applied for a license to open the establishment, was the subject of a 2006 documtary titled Small Town Gay Bar, about a previous bar she owned in the town.
“I just didn’t want to be a lesbian. I’d never met one for a start and I just thought they were strange and that they hated men and they were very serious and I had these ridiculous images in my head and there were no out celebrities or politicians or anybody that I could look to and go, ‘Oh, I could be like that.’ I just kind of thought I don’t want to live like this. I just shut down the emotional life.’’
— PORTIA De ROSSI on “The Conversation With Amanda De Cadene” talking about the struggle she had accepting her sexual orientation. She’s currently married to lesbian superstar Ellen DeGeneres.
“At #lax Some s-–tbag shot up the place.’’
— JAMES FRANCO tweeting from his plane, which was landing at LAX amid the recent shooting that occurred there. His tweet included a self-portrait of him an airplane window seat.
“The Moscow authorities are becoming increasingly absurd, and the banning of the rally to denounce the crimes of Hitler and Nazism is more proof of this. The government is approving of Nazi Germany’s genocidal policies.”
— NIKOLAI ALEKSEEV, founder of Moscow Pride, condemning city leaders for banning a demonstration denouncing Hitler’s persecution of gays.
“A homosexual who can’t rent a room or get a job because of his orientation doesn’t make any sense to anybody. Why some of the politicians are not more sensitive than that — more sensible, I should say than that — beats me.”
— PHIL BATT, the former Republican governor of Idaho, in a speech thanking the Idaho Human Rights Commission for giving him its Lifetime Achievement Award. Batt, 86, endorsed Idaho’s “Add the Words” campaign, which aims to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Idaho Human Rights Act.
“Tea partier goes down.”
— HUFFINGTON POST headline announcing Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s loss to Democrat Terry McAullife in the Nov. 4 Virginia gubernatorial race. The headline refers to Cucinnelli’s unsuccessful attempt to criminalize oral sex.