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"If SpongeBob is gay, we want him to know he's not alone. The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's youth center and transitional living program can offer him support and a home if he's ever kicked out of his pineapple under the sea or attacked because of his sexual orientation."

--Lorri L. Jean, CEO of the L.A. center, in a January 21 press release responding to an American Family Association Journal article that condemns a video about tolerance featuring SpongeBob SquarePants for its "homosexual advocacy"

"Of course [people] can call me Mrs. Etheridge. I'm so flattered, it makes me want to cry!... And if they continue subtly [saying that], maybe those flyover states will learn a lesson."

--Tammy Lynn Michaels of the NBC sitcom Committed, in an interview with, January 11

"The Air Force's proposal is delusional, homophobic, and offensive."

--C. Dixon Osburn, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, commenting on an abandoned military proposal to weaken enemy troops with a chemical weapon that would prompt them to engage in rampant gay sex, January 14

"I completely support [same-sex marriage]. I have many gay friends that are married.

--Vanessa Williams, in an interview circulated by her record label, January 18

"It's the only free speech I'm willing to give this year. I will go to a black church and talk about gay marriage. The brothers aren't big on queer theory.
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Mar 1, 2005
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