“F___ ’em, they shouldn’t have been driving that fast.”
–Robert Glover, a Charles County, Maryland law enforcement officer, referring to a traffic accident which killed two teenagers. Glover was suspended after he posted his comments on Facebook.
“His policies aside, which you can only hate, I thought he would have just relaxed… The maliciousness of this White House has people worried, which is why I’m not going to do it much longer, the impersonation… Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any kind of sportsmanship. He remains bitter and angry…”
–Actor Alec Baldwin, announcing his decision to stop impersonating President Trump on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
“Governor Rick Scott made the Pulse tragedy a centerpiece in his annual State of the State address. While we are glad the governor spotlighted the Pulse tragedy, we are deeply disappointed that when talking about the worst anti-LGBT attack in our nation’s history, our governor failed to acknowledge the LGBTQ community…”
–Hannah Willard of Equality Florida, on Facebook
“I wrote this song because I wanted it to be about inclusion, about being together… If you are black or you are brown or you are gay, or you are lesbian, or you are trans, or maybe you’re just a sissy singing boy from Tennessee – anyone who has treated you unkindly, it’s because they are afraid or they have been taught to be afraid of how important you are. Because being different means you make the difference, so f— ’em.”
–Justin Timberlake in his acceptance speech for winning an IHeartRadio award for his song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”
“I am so frightened at the direction of our country that I do lose sleep over it… I worry for my family, my friends and my future. This is not what America is about. I just wish that more people who supported this man would step up and admit that they have the same fears and concerns… I am very certain that we are facing a crisis of historic proportions.”
–Doug Blevins, former Wilton Manors mayoral candidate, on Facebook
“The Supreme Court has missed an opportunity to end the painful discrimination currently faced by tens of thousands of transgender students nationwide.”
–Eliza Byard, executive director for GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”), the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming school for LGBTQ students.