Tim McIlrath on why his band, Rise Against, has released the song “Make It Stop (September’s Children),” dealing with the suicides of several LGBT young people last fall. (MTV News, June 21)

“Tracy Morgan’s gone overboard. First he apologized and did a PSA. Now he supports gay marriage. What’s next, a quiet weekend with Barney Frank?”

— Talk show host, comedian and gay rights supporter Joy Behar via Twitter, commenting on Tracy Morgan’s repeated apologies for his recent anti-gay outburst. (ABC News, June 21)

“I most certainly am not harboring any sort of negative feeling toward the gay community. I’m one of the most liberal artists that I think you will ever meet, and I pride myself on that. Two of the remaining members that I have on my team on ‘The Voice’ are proud and outspokenly gay.”

— “The Voice” coach and “Forget You” singer Cee Lo Green after responding to a negative review from a music writer by tweeting, “I’m guessing you’re gay? And my masculinity offended you?” (New York Daily News, June 19)

“The subject of sexuality is definitely fascinating to me. I think also men like to write these characters in scripts. So if a man can write the part of a lesbian prostitute who’s into porno, they’re writing it in!”

— Actress Heather Graham, currently on the big screen in “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer,” on her past roles that focused more on sex and sexuality. (PopEater.com, June 20)

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