Words of prejudice breed policies of discrimination and policies of discrimination breed acts of violence. The political rhetoric we too often see – from the dog whistles to explicit racism, transphobia, and xenophobia – engenders a toxic environment that puts many within our communities in the cross hairs.” MARY BETH MAXWELL, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
“My resignation is evidence of my respect for public service and the duties of our elected officials. I ask respect for the privacy of my family – my wife and four daughters – as I defend myself of these charges.”
RALPH SHORTEY, Oklahoma Republican Senator , who was caught in a Super 8 Motel with an underage boy whom he allegedly hired for sex.
“According to Genesis, we all come from Adam and Eve, who had three sons. Think about it. Take all the time you need…”
“Everyone who normalizes Mr. Trump now, or has in the past, will have to answer to future generations for their acquiescence, silence or sophistry – if, indeed, not outright cowardice.”
DAN RATHER, legendary TV newsman
“So I was in Publix using the public restroom and just as I sat down and began to do my business, a voice from the next stall said, “Hi! How are you?”
Embarrassed, I said, “I’m good!”
The voice said, “So what are you up to?”
I said, “Just doing the same as you, I guess!” Then I hear, “Can I come over?”
Annoyed, I said, “Yooooo, what the heck, bro…”
Then the voice said, “Listen, I’ll have to call you back. There’s an idiot in the next stall answering all my questions!”
“Kudos to you, mate. You’re a real prick and I hope everything that comes to you is karma.”
JOSH GOYNE, an 18-year-old gay cowboy from rural Australia, responding to a hater who asked him is he thought it was good that gays died from AIDS and wished he could shoot him for being “a fag”.