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

Nuggets & Bites

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

Nuggets & Bites

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"Cleveland mayoral hopeful Anthony Brown... attended the candidates' forum organized last week by gay and lesbian groups.... Brown was asked if he believed that homosexuality was a choice. 'I don't know whether it's a choice or not,' he said, 'but I do know what God did to Sodom and Gomorrah.'

"Amidst gasps and hooting, Brown confessed that he wasn't there to tell the crowd what it wanted to hear, an assertion no one was willing to challenge."

--From the Free Times, September 14. Cleveland's mayoral primary was held on October 4.

"In the early '60s it was difficult to invite two men who were living together for dinner, but [my husband] Alfred adored Billy [Haines] and Jimmie [Shields, Haines's lover]. To hell with it. If anyone doesn't like it, they don't have to come.' he would say."

--From Betsy Bloomingdale's remembrance of openly gay actor and interior designer Billy Haines, in the October issue of Vanity Fair

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