Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Rants & Raves

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Rants & Raves

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"Three of [Mike Danton's] teammates .... suggested they'd be comfortable with a homosexual teammate. We're inclined to believe they're among the majority."

--Hockey News editor Jason Kay, commenting on the "overtone" of homosexuality in the murder-for-hire accusations against St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton, in the May 4 issue

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"He's a doctor--why is he so disgusted by naked bodies? ... It's indicative of the hostility that those of us living with AIDS face from this administration. We disgust them."

--Poz magazine founder Sean Strub, responding to news that Tom Coburn (right), cochair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, was offended by the magazine's 10th anniversary cover, which featured a crowd of naked HIV-positive people, as quoted by the New York Post. May 4

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"Instead of spending the night in the White House curled up with First Lady Laura Bush and a bowl of pretzels, Bush was stuck in a building with a battalion of 2,500 bat-wielding homos in the mood for love and other games."

--Gay journalist Byron Beck, commenting on a night in August 2002 when the president stayed in the same Portland, Ore., hotel as players in the Gay Softball World Series, as quoted by Washington Times correspondent and Bush apologist Bill Sammon in his just-published book, Misunderestimated: The President Battles Terrorism, John Kerry, and the Bush Haters

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"She looked at [the photos of me as a woman] and said, 'Oh, you're a beautiful woman. …

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