In Their Own Words: Quotes
BY Advocate Contributors
November 17 2011 5:00 AM ET
“I think part of the reason is that the lead character, the hero, is often not popular—not the cheerleader or the jock. Many LGBT kids feel like outcasts. Most gay fans also have a favorite ‘final girl’ from a film franchise—all the gay men love Amy Steel from Friday the 13th Part 2 because she’s a tomboy. She’s really pretty but also smart and tough. Films always allow us to project our hopes and dreams, and having outsiders triumph really resonates.”— Jeffrey Reddick, screenwriter and creator of the Final Destination series
“Two of my best friends are a couple, and my conversation with them is, like, it’s unfortunate that things take a while to progress like this, but it was a great, great victory for equality. I’m proud that New York has balls to stand up for what’s right.” —Justin Timberlake on New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage
“For an actor to be working is a kind of miracle, because most actors aren’t, so it’s just silly for a working actor to say, ‘Oh, I don’t care if anybody knows I’m gay’ — especially if you’re a leading man. Personally, I wouldn’t advise a gay leading man–type actor to come out.” —Richard Chamberlain
“I know that in my lifetime, everyone American will have the right to legally marry the person they choose and that it will be recognized federally as well as by the state.”—White Collar star Matt Bomer
“It’s weird how as the LGBT community becomes more visible it has become hip for straight girls to make out. I think that confuses people who are trying to understand what real bisexuality means. It’s not just making out with your best sorority friend at a kegger party. There’s a little bit more to it than that.”—Bisexual blues musician Candye Kane
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