“Ewww! Gay guys are the horni-est people in the world. They’redisgusting. Dude, most of themprobably have AIDS.”
— Celebrity Paris Hilton, in a conversation with friends thatwas recorded and leaked to the media. (E! Online, Sept. 24)
“This issue is not — nor has it everbeen about — whether a particularorganization supports marriageequality. It is about the fact that
’s personal views areleading to corporate dollars beingused to prop up groups that demon-ize and spread malicious falsehoodsabout LGBT people.”
— The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largestLGBT political group, summing up the furor after Chick-ﬁl-A appeared to back away from anti-gay giving, thenwas revealed to be requesting donations directly forthe Marriage & Family Foundation. (HRC, Sept. 20)
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Does Atlanta Pride party hurt animals atGeorgia Aquarium?
Trans disclosure debate tests safety,freedom of expression.
LGBT political group ﬁghts GOP majority inGeorgia legislature.
Out on Film celebrates 25 years.
Schedule and reviews forAtlanta’s best ﬁlm fest.
Photos: Indigo Girls, Cotillion,Garden Party and more.
Theater: ‘8’ explores Calif.marriage ﬁght.
Television: ‘Steel Magnolias’ remakepremieres on Lifetime.
Events pack week leading upto Atlanta Pride.
GLAAD Gala honors local,national leaders.
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That’s What She Said: Melissa Carter ongay digital divorce.
Domestically Disturbed: Topher Paynedoesn’t fall for Chick-ﬁl-A.
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“For that kid with a jersey hang-ing on his wall, if their favoriteplayer comes out and says it’s OKto be gay, that will mean so muchto that kid.”
— Former Pittsburgh Pirates owner
,after coming out publicly Sept. 22 at age 49; he is chairof The McClatchy Company, the nation’s third-largestmedia chain. (Miami Herald, Sept. 24)
P u b l i c i t y p h o t o v i a D a n C a t h y . c o m
, who is Catholic, responding in a radiointerview to Pope Benedict XVI’s recent commentsagainst gay marriage. (Fox News, Sept. 25)
“I think that gay marriage isgoing to happen. It must. Weare not actually equal — hu-manity — if we are not allowedto freely love one another.What the Pope thinks of beinggay does not matter to theworld. It matters to the peoplewho like the Pope and followthe Pope. It is not a reﬂectionof all religious people.”