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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"I have far more in common with Tevye than with Edna. I'm not a heterosexual woman:

--Harvey Fierstein, on taking over the lead in Fiddler on the Beef on Broadway after playing a drag role in Hairspray, as quoted in New York's Daily News, January 3

"It is unfortunate that the leaders of the social fundamentalist wing of the [Republican] party haven't followed President Bush's request to conduct the debate [over the anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment] without bitterness or anger.'"

--Former Bush cabinet member Christine Todd Whitman, in her new book It's My Party Too (Penguin Press)

"The homosexuality thing was a buzzword and got all around.... I think it got overblown. 'Alexander the Gay'--I mean, it's ridiculous."

--Oliver Stone, on how media coverage of the gay overtones in his film Alexander caused it to flop, as quoted by Reuters, January 5

"Is this our culture's latent homophobia at work? Or do others simply not find Gael Garcia Bernal soaking wet in his underwear as infinitely fascinating as I do? …

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