Outspoken: Herman Cain, Reese Witherspoon and more…

“I want them to basically believe in the Constitution of the United States of America, so, yep, I don’t have a problem with appointing an openly gay person.”

— Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, a radio personality and retired businessman from Georgia, when asked if he would appoint a gay person to a White House position.  (Des Moines Register, June 7)

“I mean, really: He called me 33 percent lesbian, which was a gross underestimation of my lesbian-ness.”

— Actress Reese Witherspoon, responding to ‘Twilight’ actor Robert Pattinson’s comments as she received the Generation Award at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Witherspoon rated herself as “at least” 55 percent. (MTV News, June 6)

“We are proud of dedicated Red Sox fans like 12-year-old Sam Maden who have taken the courageous step of publicly standing up against bullying of LGBT youth.”

—A statement from Boston Red Sox spokesperson Leah Tobin, announcing the professional baseball team will make an “It Gets Better” video to fight bullying after young fan Sam Maden started an online petition urging the team to participate. (Boston Globe, June 4)


Top photo: Mike Ivins, Boston Red Sox