The Gayly Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 1, 1999 Page: 15 of 28
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T The GAYLV T April 1, '99 Page 15
by Rex Wockner
“If he was gay,
he sure never
showed it. He never
Haunted himself as
being gay or talked about it. And whether he
was or not. it don't make me love him any
less. He was my young’un. ... If he was gay or
not, that still didn’t give them no right to kill
— Lots Gaither, mother of Billy Jack
Gaither, who was beaten to death and inciri
erated on a pile of tires by gay bashers in
Sylacauga, Alabama, toThe New York Times.
optical feats of our lifetime. The Ixig Cabin
Club used to defend Gingrich. Then when
Gingrich left, they said. This is good. Things
won t be as bad as they were.' But they never
acki lowledged howl enable Oil lgricl l was wl ici 1
he was here."
— Gay U.S. Hep. Barney Frank. D Mass.,
to the Boston Phoenix, Feb 19.
“We take umbrage at the threat to per-
sonal style and choices implicit m Mr. Falwell’s
designation ofTinky Winky as an inappropri-
ate role model. Long live Tinky Winkv and
long live freedom from self righteousness!"
The City Council of Berkeley, Calif, in
a resolution passed unanimously Feb. 23.
“People like Flip Wilson, Boy George and
Sylvester definitely paved the way forme, and
I pay homage to them."
— RuPaul to San Diego's Buzz magazine,
Feb. 1 I.
“Watch your back, be careful who you
come out to. I've been with my partner 10
years, but I’d never hold his hand in public —
because in Alabama it's a death wish.”
— Alabama Gay and Lesbian Alliance
spokesman David White to the Philadelphia
Inquirer, March 7.
"I think it’s great to be part of'something
that becomes iconic. How amazing! What an
awesome experience in life! That doesn’t
happen to many people. It's never made me
uncomfortable. I know a lot of lesbian and
gay people, they're as fine as any people I've
ever met. Maybe better human beings! Why
would 1 be embarrassed to be playing a role
that they identify with so strongly?"
-- Lucy L unless. TV’sXena: Warrior ITin
cess, to The Advocate, March 2.
The Ix>g Cabin Club's ability to set' light
in the darkness is one of the most impressive
"She didn’t control her men well enough.
She had straight guys writing that show and
what she got was a straight man’s show. How
straight men see gay women."
— Roseanne on Ellen DeGeneres to LA. s
Lesbian News, February issue.
"My girlfriend bonds with all living tilings
except people. We [the cocker spaniel and I|
fight over mv girlfriend's attention, and he
wins. They're joined at the ankle."
Comedian Suzanne WestenhocJer to
Phoenix’s Heatstroke. Feb. 25.
"In.Jack I wanted to create a character to
represent my sexuality, which is my greatest
asset in life. ... 1 wanted to explore the com-
plexities of a young boy coining to terms with
lus homosexuality, very much the way I did
in a small town."
Dawson's Creek Executive Producer
Kevin Williamson to The Advocate, March 16.
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"I know that there are various [drag
queens] who take their inspiration from me.
They take things of mine and create their
personas. I am enchanted with the drags and
I have a song where 1 talk about them, Sexy
Look. There I speak of their heart, of their
— Pop singer Marta Sanchez, a major
diva to gays in the Spanish speaking world,
in an interview with Madrid's Shangay Ex-
press, Dec. 13.
"Untrammeled homosexuality can take
over and destroy a social system. If you
isolate sexuality as something solely for one's
own personal amusement, and all you want
is the most satisfying orgasm you can get —
and that is what homosexuality seems to be
— then homosexuality seems too powerful to
resist. The evidence is that men do a better
job on men, and women on women, if all you
are looking for is orgasm. ... I’m convinced
that lesbians are particularly good seducers.”
— Leading anti gay activist and discred
ited psychologist Dr Paul Cameron, founder of
the Family Research Institute and the Institute
Jar the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality, to
Rolling Stone magazine, March 18. Cameron
was ousted from the American Psychological
Association following complaints from other
scient ists about the quality of his research.
‘To me, Tinky wasn’t a star, or a political
football, or some sad English actor suffocat-
ing inside a dumpy purple blob suit: he was
hot. I didn’t just watch Tinky's TV' show; 1
bought the books, each title more arousing
than the last — ‘Dipsy Dances’, Four Happy
Teletubbies’, "Go Po Go!’ — culminating in
the inevitable erotic explosion of Tubby Cus-
tard Mess.’ I wantedTmky, I wanted him bad,
as he group-hugged and cavorted through
the greensward ofTeletubbyland, swinging a
red patent-leather purse, or as his producers
have dubbed it, his ‘magic bag.’ My mind
reeled: Just what was in that bag? Pills?
Kleenex? Magic cosmetics? 1 had to know."
— Paul Rudnik writing in the March 8
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