“This is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on TV and felt alone and different.”
—Actress Ruby Rose on being cast as Batwoman for Greg Berlanti’s series of Arrowverse shows on the CW, on Instagram last month.
Downplay My Queerness
“I always thought that when I got into this business that I was going to have to downplay my Asianness and downplay my queerness, which is not an easy thing for me to do… But now, I feel really honored that I get to play these characters.”
—Crazy Rich Asians actor Nico Santos in an interview with The Advocate.
Define Your Life
“I dealt with a lot of repressive attitudes growing up Southern Black and Catholic, and I wrote this book because I want anyone who needs to hear it to know that what you are told early in your life does not have to define your life.”
—Michael Arceneaux in an interview with NewNowNext about his debut memoir I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé.
Chloë Grace Moret
“I have two gay brothers in my family and we love being surrounded by gay people and gay things.”
—Actress Chloë Grace Moret (The Miseducation Of Cameron Post) in an interview last month with Porter.
Never Come Back
“To the woman in our audience who felt it was appropriate to yell, ‘You’re not welcome here!’ at Kate Bornstein, our beloved friend, co-worker, and now family member… feel free never to come back.”
—Armie Hammer in a tweet to an audience member who verbally attacked fellow cast member and trans performer Kate Bornstein during a performance of Straight White Men on Broadway, last month.
Quentin Lee, with son Casper
“Having a kid really makes you put his life ahead of yours. You have to provide for him, and you have to be on alert 24/7. It’s like a Hollywood assistant on call.”
—Amazon’s Gay Hollywood Dad documentary creator Quentin Lee, in an interview with Queerty.
“There is some kind of confusion of mentality here… once this is corrected we will return to Eurovision.”
—Turkish Radio and Television Corporation’s Ibrahim Eren, ruling out a return to the Eurovision Song Contest until the show bans LGBTQ contestants, in an interview with The New Arab.