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Posted on 02 Mar 2006 at 8:18pm

“To suggest that there was queerness in the West is more threatening than to talk about drag queens.”
Harry Beshnoff, assistant professor of radio, televion and
film at UNT, on “Brokeback Mountain”

“As far as the locals go, we’re ready for a party, and ready to get on with our lives.”
Amanda Straddle, a drag queen from New Orleans, on the city’s first Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina

“We’re really sorry that this guy has done all this and it has become a
distraction from the other campaigns.”
Michael Moon, president of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, about continuing controversy surround Tom Malin’s campaign for the Texas House

“I really appreciate the performers. They spend a lot of time, money and energy. It really is a gift of the heart.”
Melissa Grove, executive director of Legacy Counseling Center, about a monthly variety show at the Tin Room that benefits the center

“We’ll have lots of good food and very little work. Just enough so you don’t feel too guilty about the Krispy Kremes and the hamburgers.”
Linda White, chair of Friends of Reverchon Park, about the annual volunteer clean-up at the park on Saturday

“The GLBT market is obviously a group of people that travels a lot. They travel frequently and they spend a lot of money when they travel.”
Steve Jolly, principal of SJR Marketing Communications, about the impact of a GLBT travel website launched by the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

“We expect to see some significant response from it over the summer.”
Michael Doughman, executive director of the Dallas Tavern Guild, about the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new GLBT travel website

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