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Rants & raves.

"I've been waiting all year to do that."

--Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman (inset, far left), after planting a big kiss on the lips of fellow cast member Marcia Cross at the GLAAD Media A wards in Los Angeles, April 30

"Ladies and gentlemen, I am a desperate housewife. I mean, if those women on that show think they're desperate, they ought to be with George."

--Laura Bush, joking around at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, D.C., April 30

"I'm not saying whether I came or not on Splash Day. I'm just saying, Do you have Splash Day?"

--President George W. Bush, asking a Galveston, Texas, crowd on April 26 about the local gay and lesbian beach event, which catered to heterosexual families when Bush was growing up in Texas

"It was something I tried to do for my parents and for the gay community."

--Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Joe Valentine, on why he "came out" at the beginning of this season about having lesbian moms, Bob Valentine and Doreen Price, as quoted in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Sun-Sentinel, May 3

"I would like to suggest that as a national policy we encourage the reestablishment of the Soviet Union. Sure, it was an evil empire, but at least it kept the GOP busy. Who has time for gay marriage, activist judges, or brain-dead bulimics when you've got a real boogeyman to freak out about?"

--Bill Maher, writing in the Los Angeles Times, April 29
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
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Date:Jun 7, 2005
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