Section One

April 29, 2005

Volume 33,
Issue 17

Sat, Feb 27, 2016


Wockner - Quote/Unquote
"No, I’m not Gay. I was nearly married a few years ago. And no, I’m not a right-wing Republican. I’m a conservative and want to pay less taxes. And I did vote Republican at the last election. But I’m more of a populist.”

—Internet star Matt Drudge (The Drudge Report) to London’s Sunday Times, April 17.

“Either this guy believes his party is not serious and is totally Machiavellian in its position [on Gay rights] or, you know, as David Brock said in his great book ‘Blinded by the Right,’ there’s some sort of self-loathing or something.”

—Bill Clinton on April 11 after key Republican political consultant Arthur Finkelstein married his boyfriend in Massachusetts. Finkelstein has helped a host of very anti-Gay Republicans, including Jesse Helms.

“We are all merely waiting until the Big Battle happens in Israel, the bloody clash between the True Believers and the Antichrist Heathens, to be followed immediately by Jesus gliding down on gilded wings made of fine Egyptian cotton and cheap American flags and wearing kickass robes of fire and ready to suck the true believers up to heaven through a giant Crazy Straw and wipe the whole goddamn secular slate clean. Right?”

— columnist Mark Morford, March 24.

“Maer Roshan, a writer ... he called me while my show was on and my magazine was about to be launched and he wanted me to be on the cover of their Gay issue. My publicist said no. ... So then he wrote a whole article about how nobody would be on his magazine because we’re all closet cases. I wanted to fucking kill this prick. I swear to God, I wanted to go to his little slimy office and go: ‘Who the fuck are you, Maer Roshan? I’d like to arm wrestle you. Fucking twerp.’ ... I wanted to kill him.”

—Rosie O’Donnell to the Boston Gay newspaper Bay Windows, March 10.

“Ian McKellen, you come out when you’re 92 and you’re going to cast blame at me? Fuck you and your Sir Knighthood. I was so pissed at him. And he sent me a letter, ‘I hope you’re all right,’ ... and I thought, ‘You know, sit and spin, fucking prick.’ I’ll never speak to him the rest of my life. I could give a shit about Ian McKellen, and his little judgment of everyone else. I really could. Who is he?”

—Rosie O’Donnell to the Boston Gay newspaper Bay Windows, March 10.

“Somebody who is possibly in the closet and uses their bully pulpit or their position to bash Gay people or to make Gay people’s lives difficult ... and are in essence leading a double life — people like that need to be exposed for the hypocrite that they are. And I sometimes find that ... the people that you find who are hollering the loudest and who are putting people down the most are the ones that have the most to hide. They’re so uncomfortable in their own skin that they have to tear everybody else down to make themselves feel good.”

—Minnesota Republican state Sen. Paul Koering, who came out April 13, to, April 14.

“I was trying to explain last night to a non-Catholic just how dumb-struck many reformist Catholics are by the elevation of [Joseph] Ratzinger [to pope]. And then I found a way to explain. This is the religious equivalent of having had four terms of George W. Bush only to find that his successor as president is Karl Rove. Get it now?”

—Gay journalist Andrew Sullivan at, April 19.

“I think the people here [in Athens, Tex.] are proud. I’m very happy with the response I’ve gotten. I wasn’t sure being a flaming and bitchy queen would go over very well, but I’ve been very touched by the support. I think people kind of glaze over how I was so bitter at the end. I think people really feel like they got a chance to know me.”

—Openly Gay Survivor: Palau contestant Coby Archa to, April 20.

“He’s [George W. Bush] made America obsessed with violence. It’s weird over here now. When you travel around, it’s so stressful; they search your hat, your shoes, your computer, everything. They stop anyone who’s ethnic or wearing interesting trousers, and they let a little old lady with 65 grams of heroin stuffed up her arse through. It’s completely senseless.”

—Singer Boy George to London’s Gay Times, April issue.

“A right-wing Gay man is like a vegetarian butcher.”

—Singer Boy George as quoted in London’s Gay Times, April issue.

“The number of blow jobs I’ve given in club toilets!”

—Singer Andy Bell of Erasure to POZ magazine, April issue.

“Polls have shown that the country is divided roughly into thirds. One third are absolutely opposed to us, another third are right there with us. The middle third, they are different. They don’t hate Gay people. They’re uncomfortable about homosexuality. They would rather not talk about it. We have answers to their questions, but we have to get them to ask the questions. Our challenge is to engage.”

—Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson to the Michigan Gay newspaper Between The Lines, April 21.

“People thought I wanted to be a woman. It was never about that. I was fucking with people’s heads. And in the meantime, I realized I could make a lot of money doing it. Ultimately, I had to walk away from it. Most people don’t get irony. People just saw the surface stuff. It becomes very tiring trying to educate the world.”

—RuPaul to the Los Angeles Gay publication In, May 2.

“In my college journalism classes, we talked about objectivity all the time. I was usually the only one on the far side of the room, literally and figuratively, saying there is no such thing as objectivity. Once you acknowledge that, you move on. You work harder to make sure you are not always quoting Gay white men on a story; you make sure that just because you know the head of an agency, it doesn’t mean you can’t write a critical report on a scandal; just because you are on a board of directors, that doesn’t mean you can’t have someone cover that group — just make sure your readers know, when it matters, what those conflicts are.”

—Windy City Times Publisher and Editor Tracy Baim to the Gay-press newsletter Press Pass Q, March 22.

“The whole process of making a [porn] film is very mechanical and disjointed. Instead of following the sex, they move it according to the under shot, and now to the over shot and now move it over here. It’s like you’re making a mainstream film, just trying to get the right angles and shot rather than making the sex happen. ... I remember Chris Steele was fucking me and it was really hot, I mean REALLY felt good, and we were doing our thing and [producer] Chi Chi [La Rue] yells: ‘Cut! We got it!’ and I was like: ‘Um, wait! Wait about another 15 minutes; this is really good!’”

—Gay porn star Colton Ford to the Palm Springs Gay magazine Pulp, March 11.

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