Outspoken: 50 Cent, Billie Jean King and more…

“In 100 years from now, people are going to go, ‘Who was against gay marriage?’ And I’ll be one of those idiots and say, ‘That’s me.’ I’m just against it on moral grounds, that’s it.”

— Comedian and former “Good Times” star Jimmie Walker, known for the “Dy-no-mite” catchphrase, in a recent interview with CNN (CNN.com, July 16)

“If that’s how they are, that’s how they are. I mean, we’re teammates so, as long as he’s being a good teammate and being respectful and everything, that’s cool.”

— New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, when asked how he would respond if an NFL teammate came out. (Outsports.com, July 16)

“Members of the LGBT community are inspirational leaders and role models in every aspect of American life. The formation of LPAC provides lesbians and the entire LGBT community a new, stronger voice and a real and respected seat at the table when politicians make policy that impacts our lives.”

—  Tennis legend Billie Jean King, a supporter of LPAC, a new political action committee that hopes to raise $1 million in 2012 to donate to candidates who appeal to lesbian voters. (Associated Press, July 11)


Top photo: Rapper 50 Cent (via Facebook)