“You are freeing the soul of theAmerican people.”
— Vice President Joe Biden, praising LGBT rights advo-cates for their “courage” in advancing civil rights “atgreat expense,” during a campaign visit to Provincetown,Mass. (Advocate.com, Aug. 27)
“I’ve always fought for justice andequality in America, which is why Ithink it is wrong to tell two people inlove that they can’t get married justbecause they are gay or lesbian.”
— U.S. Rep.
(D-Wisc.) in a new video forthe Human Rights Campaign’s Americans for MarriageEquality project. (HRC.org, Aug. 22)
“We do not believe the proposed constitutionalamendment [to ban gay marriage] is in the bestinterests of our employees or our state econo-my. We value diversity. We value inclusion.”
— Sarah Longwell, a board member for the gay Log Cabin Republicansand a leader of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, in aninterview as Log Cabin prepared to join in the Republican NationalConvention in Tampa, Fla. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 27)
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Out in the military: One year without‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’
Ga. eliminates wait list for AIDSmedication program.
Atlanta settles HIV policediscrimination case.
Former gay bar dancer convictedof human trafﬁcking.
Four Ga. Pride celebrations setfor September.
Event spotlight: Atlanta Cotillionprepares for crowning.
Event spotlight: Business groupsfocus on trans education.
Business spotlight: Get ready to‘chill’ and ‘sizzle’ at Mixx.
Celebrities throng toBlack Gay Pride parties.
Calendar: Your guide to thehottest happenings.
Empowerment, educationon tap for weekend.
Labor Day packed withLGBT-friendly major events.
Comedy: Margaret Cho’s‘Mother’ of all tours.
Film: Gay best friend key to‘For a Good Time, Call…’
Food Porn: How to have sexwith a Republican.
Photos: Rainbow Daysshine at Six Flags.
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That’s What She Said: Melissa Carter’sﬁnal frontier.
Domestically Disturbed: Topher Paynegoes back to school.
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“Same-sex families are a belovedpart of American television thanks toshows like Modern Family, Glee andGrey’s Anatomy. While audiences,critics and advertisers have all sup-ported LGBT stories, KSL is demon-strating how deeply out of touch it iswith the rest of the country.”
— Herndon Graddick, president of the Gay & LesbianAlliance Against Defamation, criticizing KSL’s decisionnot to air “The New Normal” as “sending a dangerousmessage to Utah.” (Glaad.org, Aug. 25)
— Jeff Simpson, CEO of the parent company of SaltLake City television station KSL, on why the station,which is owned by the Mormon church, will not air
“The New Normal.”
The NBC sitcom about twogay dads who have a child with a surrogate motherlaunches Sept. 11. (Salt Lake Tribune, Aug. 24)
“For our brand, this programfeels inappropriate on severaldimensions, especially duringfamily viewing time.”