Quote UnQuote
Published Thursday, 20-Dec-2007 in issue 1043
“I’m not sure I’ve managed to deserve the family of friends that surrounds me ... [including] my beautiful Cydney who sticks with me through the rotten and the bliss.”
Actress Jodie Foster making a rare, if not the first, public acknowledgment of her same-sex partner, Cydney Bernard, on Dec. 4, as Foster received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the 16th annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
“No. I’m not. Nor have I ever been, although I know there are people who thought I was. I do have a lot of women friends, but none of them is gay, nor have they ever been. [The allegations] used to bother me, but I can laugh about it now. It’s silly.”
Singer Anne Murray when Toronto’s Globe and Mail asked her if she’s gay, Nov. 10.
“I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.”
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee to the Associated Press in 1992, as reported by the AP on Dec. 8.
“He’s the worst kind of closet queen there is. I believe he’s so uptight and so in denial he could probably pass a lie detector test now. ... Divine did once, when he passed bad cheques! He passed a lie detector test and I think that was brilliant acting.”
Gay filmmaker John Waters on U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, to the Montreal weekly newspaper Hour, Dec. 13.
“[T]he bar is set a little higher now. If someone has photos or voice mail or a love letter, that is different. After eight of them, I don’t know what else you need.”
Dan Popkey, the Idaho Statesman reporter who has aggressively pursued the story of U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s alleged numerous gay sexcapades, to Editor & Publisher, Dec. 3. The Statesman now has published the stories of eight men – four of them named – who claim they had sex with Craig or experienced sexual come-ons from him.
“Years ago, the highlights of the [Pride] parade were the outrageous parade floats, featuring drag queens and go-go boys, sponsored by gay bars. Now those delightfully pointless displays are outnumbered by contingents of waving employees from banks and utility companies in matching T-shirts. It’s a positive development that so many people are out at work, to be sure, but the parade has become a lot less fun for gay and straight spectators alike.”
Robert David Sullivan writing in the Boston Globe, Dec. 2.
“I think it’s [same-sex marriage] a great deal of self-indulgent crap. I mean, people around the world are being tortured for being homosexual, and people here carry on as if not being allowed to marry was a huge abuse of civil rights. I wish there was a bit more internationalism in the Australian gay world. I mean, it’s not too much to ask that we remember, sometimes, we are not the most persecuted and oppressed group in the world.”
Veteran Australian gay activist Dennis Altman to the Sydney Star Observer, Dec. 6.

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