“I’ve never sounded more like a tranny in my life.”

— Openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris, after inhaling a gas that deepens the voice, during a Dec. 1 guest-host stint on “Live! With Kelly.” (Reuters, Dec. 2)

“Truly sorry for saying the word ‘tranny’ on Live this week. Twice! Should have been more thoughtful. Didn’t at all mean to offend.”

— Openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris, apologizing the next day via Twitter. (Reuters, Dec. 2)

“I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.”

— Troy, Mich., Mayor Janice Daniels in a June 25 Facebook post, before she was elected, that made national headlines this week. (Detroit News, Dec. 5)

“While I do believe marriage should be between one man and one woman, it was inappropriate to use that language. … It was inappropriate and I do apologize. It was meant to be a joke, silly, a funny thing.”

— Troy, Mich., Mayor Janice Daniels apologizing during a Dec. 5 radio interview, noting she has no plans to resign. (Detroit News, Dec. 5)

 

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