Pictured Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Ted Allen and Jai Rodriguez.
'I can't get a date. I meet people who are too concerned with the show. I don't want to talk about work all the time! I'm looking for a really tall, in-shape bottom! Watch out for Puerto Rican or Italian boys who are skinny and tall.' — Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Jai Rodriguez to the Village Voice, Nov. 17.
'I've had a boyfriend for 10 years. I'm deeply in love and in financial entanglement with my man.' — Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Ted Allen to the Village Voice, Nov. 17.
'It's [my love life] almost nonexistent, but we're working so hard.' — Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Thom Filicia to the Village Voice, Nov. 17.
'The weirdest thing is just the intensity of feeling which some people seem to have about famous people—which I have to, I still kind of stumble over the word, acknowledging that I've become ... whatever.' — Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Ted Allen to the Chicago Tribune, Nov. 18. Allen was a Chicago journalist before the Queer Eye explosion.
'They [my parents] were, to put it mildly, not at all happy about me doing the show. Now they're pissed off when we run reruns. They're fans. My mom e-mailed me an Andrew Sullivan column about gay marriage, in favor of. And she was sending it around to her friends. It was a huge evolution. My mother was affected by the show in the same way that a lot of people seem to be.' — Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Ted Allen to the Chicago Tribune, Nov. 18.
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'Working with Rosie, you couldn't call it anything but an experience. I like the fact that she's opinionated and larger than life.' — Boy George to The New York Times, Nov. 13. Rosie O'Donnell is producing George's new musical, Taboo.
'[It] has been like finding a missing sibling. He is an extraordinary man with extraordinary depth. I have seen his soul and it is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.' — Rosie O'Donnell on Boy George, to The New York Times, Nov. 13. She is producing Taboo, George's new musical.
'I support civil unions so that gays and lesbians have equality and full rights under the law. ... Currently, most of our laws extend rights and responsibilities to only heterosexual families and explicitly exclude same-sex couples from enjoying those same rights and responsibilities. It is in the best interest of our country to promote stable communities and families, this includes both heterosexual and same-sex families. ... I believe same-sex couples deserve the same federal benefits, rights, privileges and responsibilities as opposite-sex couples.' — Presidential candidate Wesley Clark in a Human Rights Campaign questionnaire, Nov. 12.
'The [Kinsey scale] ones and twos have of course always been around, but in the past 10 years, their time may have finally come, as their 'incidentally homosexual' side has a new forum in which to emerge. These are guys who'd rarely if ever thought about coming on to other men in a steam room, let alone ventured into a gay bar. If not for the Web, which many of them with whom I've chatted say facilitated their 'first time,' a lot of these men believe they'd not have ever done it with another guy — and they have no plans of ever coming out as gay or even as 'bi.'' — Columnist Michelangelo Signorile.
'The destination, the work we've done, the support, and the sex appeal of Montreal.' — Louise Roy, CEO of the Montréal 2006 organizing committee, on why the city will have a successful gay games even after splitting with the Federation of Gay Games. The federation may stage a competing, officially sanctioned event in the U.S.
'We don't believe in gays. I can't stand them.' — Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson's father, in an interview with the BBC, Nov. 13.
'When Sir Ian McKellen was lobbying then Home Secretary Michael Howard about the controversial Section 28, which forbids the promotion of homosexuality in schools, Mr. Howard asked for the actor's autograph for his children. With a smile on his face, but with his lobbying having failed, McKellen says he wrote: 'Fuck off, I'm gay.'' — BBC News, Nov. 14.
'She worked so hard that it was really very touching. She's a perfectionist and there's never been anyone on the show that wanted to rehearse more than Madonna did. She wanted to rehearse her scenes over and over again.' — Will & Grace's Megan Mullally (Karen) to Windy City Times, Nov. 12.
'Chicago is my favorite American city. ... I like all the museums. I love the Art Institute. I love all the theatre and the blues clubs and bars, and the people are so great. I think Chicago is the perfect blend of a big city with a Midwestern finish on it. Everybody is really nice but it is a sophisticated city. I love the park. I love the zoo. I love the lake. The whole thing.' — Mullally to Windy City Times.
The [D]epartment [of Public Health] has had more than ample opportunity to articulate a constitutionally adequate justification for limiting civil marriage to opposite-sex unions. It has failed to do so. The department has offered purported justifications for the civil marriage restriction that are starkly at odds with the comprehensive network of vigorous, gender-neutral laws promoting stable families and the best interests of children. It has failed to identify any relevant characteristic that would justify shutting the door to civil marriage to a person who wishes to marry someone of the same sex.' — The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Nov. 18. The state legislature was given 180 days to take action.
'Marriage is a relationship between a man and a women. The exact equivalent to marriage is also reserved to a man and a woman. Over the next several months, I will work with legislative leadership and other legislators and community leaders to decide what kind of statute we can fashion, which is consistent with the law. We obviously have to follow the law as provided by the SJC. Even if we don't agree with it, we are going to follow it in terms of preparing legislation. We will initiate a constitution amendment process that will be consistent with what I think the feelings are of the people of the commonwealth.' — Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Nov. 18 after the state Supreme Judicial Court rewrote the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples and gave the legislature 180 days to act.
'Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. Today's decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court violates this important principle. I will work with Congressional leaders and others to do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage.' — George W. Bush.