10 JULY 7, 2006
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"Here's every England fan's chance to get
revenge on the world's biggest winker. Our
human dartboard shows Portuguese nancy boy
London tabloid The Sun. on Portugal soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (center), who angered British
fans by encouraging referees to eject a player from
England during the two countries' World Cup quarterfinal match, won by Portugal (The Sun. July 4)
"The Sun's homophobic sneers against
Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo are
out of order. We urge the Football Association to
prove its proclaimed commitment to tackling
homophobia by reporting The Sun to the Press
Peter Tatchell of the British gay human rights
group OutRage, responding to the Sun's coverage
(Press Release, July 5)
"1 probably would consider myself a bigger role model today since coming out than I
was before, and for a whole different audience.... I know a lot of people look at me and
say, 'Wow, Sheryl is well known, a great athlete, a single parent, a black female and gay.'"
Lesbian WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes (Windy City Times. July 5)
"I think we'll win. I believe the courts will
recognize the constitutional principle that you
can't give rights to straight couples but deny
them to same-sex couples."'
Roberta A. Kaplan, an attorney who argued a
gay marriage case in New York, predicting victory
in the case: a ruling that was expected Thursday
(washingtonblade.com, July 5)
"That is bull|bleep|. Tickets are going
through the moon."
Ken Sunshine, a spokesperson for Barbra
Streisand's tour promoters, denying reports that
the gay icon's latest farewell tour is suffering from
poor ticket sales (New York Post, July 5)
"Corporate America has never been in touch with moral America, Corporate
America is just trying to placate this community that has a lot of money.... The homosexual community is spending their efforts on corporate America because they can't
get America to do what they want through the legislative process."
Andrea Lafferty, executive director of the anti-gay Traditional Values Coalition, on
news that the majority of Fortune 500 companies now off domestic partner benefits (San
Francisco Chronicle, June 30)
"This film is spreading obscenity and debauchery, which is totally against Egyptian
Mustafa Bakri. an independent member of Parliament who led a campaign against
the film 'The Yacoubian Building.' saying it defames Egypt, in part, by portraying homo
sexuality; legislators will review the movie after 112 MPs demanded that gay scenes be
censored (Guardian. July 5)
"The civil unions and marriage ban is wrong because it would mark the first time
we have ever amended our constitution to limit freedom."
A statement issued by four former Wisconsin governors — Democrats Patrick Lucey.
Martin Schreiber and Tony Earl and Republican Lee Sherman Dreyfus — opposing a
state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage (Capital Times. June 28)
"Whether you are gay or straight, everyone needs
someone to love. While we may not agree on every
issue, we are united in the values of love, understanding and tolerance."
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in an
address to the gay partisan group Log Cabin Republicans
last week; he vetoed same-sex marriage legislation passed
by the state's legislature in 2005 (L.A. Times. June 30)
"What does Arnold Schwarzenegger believe in
beyond trying to save his own job? One day he is vetoing civil rights bills, and the next day this."
Dan Newman, spokesperson for Schwarzenegger's
Democratic opponent, State Treasurer Phil Angelides.
who backs gay marriage (L.A. Times, June 30)