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by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2012-02-01

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"What's the average lifespan of a homosexual? It's very short. Google it yourself."—Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield to Michelangelo Signorile, as posted to Huffington Post, Jan. 26.

"…I will pose this to the entire LGBTQIA community: Have you been able to do two things as Rick Santorum very politely asked you? Have you been able to just stop being gay? His request was very direct and simple. He's like, just stop. And have you guys been able to pray the gay away? Have you guys been able to knock that gay right out with Jesus?"—Comedian Kathy Griffin to Time Out Chicago, Jan. 19.

"Bullying is unacceptable, and specifically with gay teens, it's just wrong. Everyone needs to realize that this is a major issue, and we need to do anything we can to help. I've heard so many of our gay fans speak about how one of my songs, 'Who I Am,' has inspired them. It's a song that I wrote in a moment of coming into my own as a man, discovering how my whole world was setting up as an adult. It was great to see people connect to that song in their own way, specifically bullied gay teens who were encouraged to be exactly who they are."—Tween pop sensation Nick Jonas to the Advocate, Feb. issue.

"I want to defend the children that we still are inside, the fragile sensitive souls who no matter how much we tried were still told we were not good enough. I want to make the world safe and better and happy for us. We deserve beauty, love, respect, admiration, kindness and compassion. If we don't get it, there will be hell to pay."—Actress/ comedian Margaret Cho, on her website, Jan. 11.


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