Outspoken: Fred Karger, Barack Obama, Chely Wright and more…

— Singer Chely Wright, who in 2010 became the first mainstream country star to come out, on stepping up her activism in the wake of recent LGBT youth suicides. (Miami Herald, April 24)

“You’d swear we are all gay because we adore each other [so much].”

Betty White, discussing her “Hot in Cleveland” co-stars Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Valerie Bertinelli, in remarks at the April 21 GLAAD Media Awards (Chicago Tribune, April 22)

“I say this as a president, and I say it as a father.  We must tell our children about a crime unique in human history.  The one and only Holocaust — six million innocent people — men, women, children, babies — sent to their deaths just for being different, just for being Jewish.  We tell them, our children, about the millions of Poles and Catholics and Roma and gay people and so many others who also must never be forgotten.”

— President Barack Obama, acknowledging all victims of the Holocaust, including gays, in an April 23 speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (White House, April 23)


Top photo: GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger (via YouTube)