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Outspoken: Glenn Beck, Margaret Cho and more…

Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck

“You have a rare opportunity to right a wrong and I pray to God that you will take it. As an African American you understand the ugliness of hate and the pain of discrimination. This is not a battle of heterosexual against homosexual, but a struggle of justice against injustice.”

— Black LGBT activist C.D. Kirven in an open letter to Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., requesting a meeting to discuss King’s claim that gay marriage is “genocide” at a recent anti-gay marriage rally in Atlanta (Cherrygrrl.com, Aug. 9)

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Outspoken: D.L. Hughley, GLAAD and more…

Actress Lindsay Lohan spends time in jail

“The gay inmates wear their shirts inside out to let others know they are available. So if Lindsay doesn’t want someone to grab her ass she’d better keep her shirt on straight. Women grab each other like animals when the guards aren’t looking. It’s disgusting.”

Tamara Haley, an inmate at Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, Calif., on what actress Lindsay Lohan can expect during her incarceration there for probation violations. (New York Daily News, July 15)

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Outspoken: Miley Cyrus, Rue McClanahan, Ted Haggard and more…

Teen performer Miley Cyrus

“I promise you I did not kiss her and it is ridiculous that two entertainers can’t even rock out with each other without the media making it some type of story.”

— Pop singer Miley Cyrus, 17, defending her recent performance on “Britain’s Got Talent,” in which the Daily Mail reported she simulated a kiss — but did not actually touch lips — with a female backup dancer. (Us Magazine, June 5)

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Outspoken: Dixie Carter, Erica Jong on Oprah, Colin Farrell

“And that, Marjorie — just so you will know, and your children will someday know — is the night the lights went out in Georgia!”

Dixie Carter as Julia Sugarbaker in “Designing Women”; the scene was so beloved by gay fans that it played regularly at Hoedowns, the gay Atlanta country bar. Carter, age 70, died April 10.