The Talk

Holy Hell

“I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.”

—Fox News anchor Shepard Smith speaking at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media’s  “It Starts With MEek” conference, an event that promotes diversity and inclusivity.

War Clothes

“It’s time to get your war clothes on—because from slavery, to emancipation, to the 13th Amendment, to Jim Crow, to the civil rights movement. From Stonewall, to AIDS, to marriage equality—we gotta remember the shoulders who we stand on.”

—Broadway star Billy Porter at the 28th GLAAD Media Awards last month.

Your Lives

“Your dreams matter, your stories matter, your lives matter and no matter what challenge you’re faced with, you can overcome it.”

—Businesswoman, actress, and transgender rights advocate Angelica Ross at the 28th GLAAD Media Awards last month.

Make America

It’s time to make America gay again!’

—Will & Grace actress Debra Messing, accepting a GLAAD Excellence in Media award, last month.

The Love

“On 6th May 2017, I married the love of my life, @dlanceblack. We shared the day with 120 of our closest friends and family, from Texarkana to Plymouth! Thank you to everyone who made this weekend the most special

—British diver Tom Daley, 22, on his marriage to film writer and director Dustin Lance Black, 42, last month, on Instagram.

Internalized Shame

“I think he taught me, in the way that he lived his life, that your sexuality doesn’t define you. It’s an important part of who you are, but he had such a rich life… I think because I was frustrated by what I would call some of his own internalized shame, that it almost became this challenge to really get to the bottom of that quickly, for me.”

—Teen Wolf and Desperate Housewives star Charlie Carver about his relationship with his late father Robert Mortensen, who was also gay, and its impact on the actor’s process of  coming out publicly last year, in an interview with Attitude.

Down The Binary

“The idea of drag is to break down the binary of gender. We can apply those same principles to break down political binary positions as well.”

—RuPaul’s Drag Race star Aja in an interview with The Advocate.