“P.S. I’ve also been vocal as hellabout the issue of gay marriageso you can take your ‘I know of noother NFL player …’ and shove it inyour close-minded, totally lackingin empathy piehole and choke onit. Asshole.”
— Minnesota Vikings punter
in a hilariouslyprofane open letter to Mass. State Delegate Emmett C.Burns Jr. The Maryland delegate has since backed downfrom his call to silence Ayanbadejo. (Deadspin.com, Sept. 7)
“I’m a black, gay woman. I thinkthe only way to make the GOP hateme more is if I sent them a videoof me rolling around on a pile ofwelfare checks.”
, who comes to the ClassicCenter in Athens, Ga., on Oct. 11, in a clip from her newtwo-part Logo special, ‘NewNowNext Vote with WandaSykes.’ The ﬁrst part aired Sept. 10; the second is slatedfor Nov. 5, Election Day. (Hufﬁngton Post, Sept. 10)
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Gay is ‘The New Normal’ for main-stream entertainment.
Fashion, technology and localhappenings you can’t miss this fall.
Melissa, Madonna,Morissey and more.
So a man brings home awolf for a one-night stand…
No gay blockbusters,but plenty of fall fare.
ATL lit events includeAlice Walker, David Sedaris.
Season packed with Atlanta’sbiggest LGBT events.
Softball and other options to keepyou ﬁt for fall.
Black Gay Pride bringsthousands to Atlanta.
Southern Comfort Conference amonglargest trans gatherings.
Athens, Savannah celebrateLGBT Pride.
Satirical songstresses Bria & Chrissy goviral on YouTube.
Food Porn: Is Robert the biggest barrier tohis own relationship success?
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That’s What She Said: Love, not sex, at theDemocratic National Convention.
Domestically Disturbed: Topher Payne getsreasonable about choice.
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“I ﬁnd it inconceivable that oneof your players, Mr. Brendon Ay-anbadejo, would publicly endorsesame-sex marriage… I am request-ing that you take the necessaryaction, as a National Football Fran-chise Owner, to inhibit such expres-sions from your employee…”
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— Baltimore Ravens linebacker
,responding via Twitter to attacks by MarylandDelegate Emmett C. Burns (Hufﬁngton Post, Sept. 7)
“The ﬁght is not about same-sex marriage or interracialmarriage or slavery or equalrights for women. The ﬁght isfor equality for all!”