|by Rex Wockner|
"I value you as a person and I value you as a human being, and I want you to know, Glen, that what I say publicly about gay people doesn't pertain to you."
Republican Presidential candidate and Texas Gov. George W. Bush to openly gay State Rep. Glen Maxey, D-Austin, according to Maxey, as reported in the Aug. 19 Houston Chronicle. Bush spokesman Scott McClellan told the Chronicle that maxey is lying.
"We don't have the gays and lesbians with us."
From a David Letterman-style list of reasons Republicans should be proud of their party, read at last month's Utah Republican State Convention by U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is a candidate for U.S. President.
"I love makeup and hair and dressing up. My hair has always been a big issue, it's still a big issue for me. I will have big hair one day and straight hair the next. In fact, I also love wigs. I have always loved them and I always will. So if I feel like being a blonde today, I'll be blonde. That's why drag queens can easily make themselves look like me. Really, it is not hard to look like me, you just put some fake eyelashes on and fix that hair."
Diana Ross to the AIDS magazine A & U, August issue.
"It's amazing how as gay people we're supposed to be so creative and so smartor that's the cliche anywayand it seems a lot of gay movies lack some basic Storytelling 101. The audiences are definitely expecting more and want variety."
Trick director Jim Fall to Portland's Just Out, Aug. 6.
"George W. Bush's possible cocaine use isn't the only issue from the past haunting GOP presidential candidates. Lately, some political observers have been questioning the 'hypocrisy' of Steve Forbes, who has taken several anti-homosexual stances, although his father was gay."
MSNBC, Aug. 23.
"I've been waiting for this issue to come up. I think it's hypocritical for someone who's inherited all his money from his gay father to oppose gay parenting and hypocrisy is always an issue. He's the most dangerous man in politics. He has plenty of money but no principles, and he's stepping on his father's grave."
Rich Tafel, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, on Steve Forbes. Forbes' father, Malcolm, was gay.
"Health officials tracking an outbreak of syphilis cases have followed the virus into cyberspace, identifying an Internet chat room as ground zero for infection.... [I]nvestigators quizzing the last seven homosexual men reporting syphilis infections were surprised to find that all seven found their most recent sexual contacts through a chat room on America Online: SFM4M, or San Francisco Men-For-Men."
Reuters, Aug. 23.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 9, No. 12, Aug. 27, 1999