Last night’s Primetime Emmy awards showcased several gay and lesbian characters and shows.
Conservative writer and talking-head Ann Coulter responded to being dropped from media outlet World Net Daily’s “Taking Back America Conference” in comments on Fox News this weekend.
Coulter, one of several high-profile conservatives who voiced some kind of support for LGBT issues or LGBT organizations in recent weeks, is scheduled to speak at Homocon, a conservative conference sponsored by GOProud, a national gay Republican group.
“I’m sorry, I did not prepare for this discussion. I have no idea what you’re talking about,” Coulter said initially.
“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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“If you had a daughter or son who was gay, would you not want them to be able to work and support themselves?”
— Memphis, Tenn., City Councilmember Janis Fullilove on why she is sponsoring a measure to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the non-discrimination policy for city workers. Fullilove has received death threats over the measure, which will be discussed by the council on Aug. 10 (Memphis Flyer, July 20; WREG.com, July 28)