“Will you be asking all of the handsome actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with or meeting if I made passes at them as well? … Or, Mr. GQ writer, were you projecting your own unprofessional desires onto me and Gus? … Or worse still, are you a homophobe?”

— Gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, reacting to an interview in GQ Australia that asked actor Taylor Lautner (inset) if Black and gay director Gus Van Sant hit on him when the three recently had dinner. (ABCnews.com, Oct. 21)

“October 20th … has become a day when people all over the world wear purple to show support for LGBT people and speak out against the bullying of LGBT teens. … This year, the White House is going purple on Facebook, as well.”

— Entry on the official White House blog, explaining why portions of the White House website and Facebook were purple on Oct. 20. The blog also included President Obama’s “It Gets Better” video. (WhiteHouse.gov, Oct. 20)

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