“Being gay is fabulous...I have six new Facebook fan pages. And for every sponsor that falls out, I’ve gotten two more.”

—Fictional news anchor Shannon Love, a character played by Queen Latifah on the July 11 episode of the VH1 show “Single Ladies,” discussing the impact of coming out in the media. Queen Latifah, who is also executive producer of the show, which is set in Atlanta, has long been the subject of speculation about her own sexual orientation. (BET.com, July 13)

“Every sector of the New York’s travel and tourism industry will immediately benefit from the economic opportunities created by same-sex marriage.”

— New advertising campaign that adds a rainbow to the iconic “I love New York” logo to encourage same-sex couples to wed in the state, where gay marriage becomes legal July 24. (New York Daily News, July 15)

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“It was a little difficult as the two girls are both straight so they were very nervous and laughed a lot. …[Female audiences] don’t want to watch porn, so it was all very sensual, both are very beautiful women aside from being incredibly funny.”

Gabriela Tagliavini on the lesbian make-out scene between “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria and Kate del Castillo in her new film “Without Men,” which debuts in select theaters July 29. (FoxNews.com, July 15)

“The Republican Party would be well advised to get the heck out of people’s bedrooms.”

—Former GOP presidential candidate and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, discussing gay marriage on CNN. Giuliani said he believes New York legalizing gay marriage is wrong, but “the reality is that this is something that New York decided by a democratic vote.” (New York Post, July 18)

“This is a dream come true. It’s the beginning of something where we can be proud about who we are and about the job that we’re doing to help this nation.”

—Retired Marine Capt. Kristen Kavanaugh, one of about 200 active-duty and retired members of the U.S. military who marched together in the San Diego Pride Parade on July 16, the first time a military contingent joined the parade. (KGTV via CNN.com, July 17)