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“As someone who’s been proudlyadvocating for equal rights andsupporting GLBT causes for as longas I can remember, I know howmuch it means to young peoplestruggling with their sexuality tosee out and proud actors … suc-ceeding in their work without hav-ing to keep their sexuality a secret.”
, denouncing as“horribly homophobic” an article on Newsweek.com that contended gay actors are not believablewhen they play straight. (Comments on News-week.com, May 7)
“If an actor of the stature of GeorgeClooney came out of the closet to-morrow, would we still accept himas a heterosexual leading man? It’shard to say. Or maybe not. Doesn’tit mean something that no openlygay actor like that exists?”
— Columnist Ramin Setoodeh, claiming that whilestraight actors can play gay, it’s rarely believablein reverse (Newsweek.com, April 26)
“ABC isn’t afraid of gay characters,so why won’t they let them showsome love?”
— Argument of the “Let
Cam & Mitchell
kiss on Mod-ern Family!” Facebook group, which launched May 8 topetition the hit show to let its “adorable gay couple”share a smooch. (New York Magazine, May 9)
Gay Lutheran pastors reinstated.
Grady protest attracts hundreds ofstudents, activists.
APD names second gay liaison.
Gay Morehouse students carjacked,robbed, called ‘faggots.’
Gay candidates and other state andlocal races to watch.
State grant targets LGBT smoking.
Obama’s Supreme Court nominee hasgay rights record.
‘Don’t Ask’ repeal faces delay.
Editorial: Out of the ballrooms and intothe streets.
Speaking out: Readers react to proposedLGBT center, Melissa Carter’s path tomotherhood.
Destination Gay: The hottest places tobe this summer.
Florida or bust: Memorial Day in Pen-sacola and Miami, Gay Days at Disney.
Gay Vegas: What happens in Vegas, well,you know.
Georgia on our minds: LGBT camping,bed & breakfasts in our home state.
Theater: The puppets of ‘Avenue Q’ hitAtlanta.
Sports: AIDS Vaccine 200 raises funds tohelp stem HIV.
MondoHomo takes over Atlanta.
HRC Dinner honors local activists,seeks equality ‘Every Day.’
Georgia Spotlight: Atlanta InternationalDay Against Homophobia, Savannahequality rally.
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“I’ve known since I was 5 or 6there was something differentabout me. I came out reallyearly compared to most folks.”
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