'I wonder if I've been talking about so much other stuff that it's almost snuck past. It is mentioned in many other articles but often just in passing. It's treated as just one part of my story, which is as it should be.' — 28-year-old gay, autistic savant Daniel Tammet regarding Morley Safer not mentioning Tammet's sexuality when he was featured on 60 Minutes, The Advocate, June 19
'I never, ever felt growing up that the feelings that I had were unusual or anything that I should be self-conscious about. That may be one of the blessings of my autism.' —Daniel Tammet on dealing with his sexuality, The Advocate, June 19
'I do know that I never had any self-consciousness about [ being gay ] . I considered it spontaneous, and just another part of becoming a man. It [ was ] entirely morally neutral.' — Daniel Tammet, The Advocate, June 19
'This is something that's bigger than [ my career ] . How selfish it would be to only think of myself and my life as an actor when you are weighing it again the severe homophobia that [ coming out ] addresses.' — Grey's Anatomy star T.R. Knight, on coming out, The Advocate, June 19
'I wish I had more [ gay ] people to look at when I was younger. More stories, more honesty, less hate.' — T.R. Knight, The Advocate, June 19
'I think I'll have to turn lesbian. Every girl my age wants to be in a relationship. I haven't had one in two years and look how that ended.' — singer Joss Stone, Britain's NOW Magazine, June 13Read more story below....
"I was never around anyone gay, so I didn't really know I was in the closet, if that makes sense. I didn't know who I was. I was married nine years before I had an experience with a woman, and two weeks later I was divorced." —out lesbian Sandee Birdsong of Top Chef, Afterellen.com, June 13
'By no means would we ever say change can be sudden or complete.' — director of ex-gay ministry Exodus International, who has said he's come to resent the term 'ex-gay,' Los Angeles Times, June 18
'I was raised by drag queens, practically.' — Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo on if she had gay people in her life growing up, Usmagazine.com, June 16.
'There were several people who touched my life. My mother died when I was four years old, so I was effectively raised by a bunch of different people. And a lot of those people were friends of my sister, Kathleen ( I have three sisters ) , who had all these gay friends. She would baby-sit me everyday, and she would take me over to her friend's houses with all kinds of things going on: tucking, and eyebrow drawing, waxing, all sorts of things. I was literally raised by gay men. And a lot of other people: my grandmother, my aunts and uncles, but I spent a great deal of time with a lot of gay men.' —Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, Usmagazine.com, June 16
'Oh my God, I can breathe! Honestly, there was a time after I came out that I really did not think I would be working again.' — Hostel II star Heather Matarazzo on what it is like being out in Hollywood, Eonline.com, June 8
'I've got to tell you, I've been hanging around with those heteros for a full year and it's not fun. Turn around one minute and they'll stab you in the back with a high heel. They will. — Rosie O'Donnell said at a recent stop as a guest on Cyndi Lauper's True Colors tour in Columbia, Md., according to People.com, June 18
'She knows the show. There's no doubt it my mind she could do the show. Now, whether they want a lady host, I don't know. I've never heard that discussed."— The Price is Right's Bob Barker said on the possibility of having Rosie O'Donnell replace him as host, Daily Southtown, June 18.