The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated. I am telling you because I believe in candor. So all of you can stop staring. You want to know, so now you know. Which is why this is the first time, and the last time, I will ever speak of it.”
CAITLYN JENNER, formerly Olympic athlete Bruce, revealing she completed sex reassignment surgery in January.
“I’m going through some depression. You really face your mortality. And I’m really understanding what’s important in life. And let me tell you, I’m not sweating the small things anymore. I’m going to appreciate every single day that I’m here.”
BOB HARPER, gay fitness trainer and co-host of “The Biggest Loser,” who suffered a heart attack in February while training at a gym in New York City.
“We had to learn to fight, we had to box. I had a male boxing partner and I got my head snapped back a few times and learned to stop that from happening.”
SUSAN SURFTONE, a former closeted FBI agent who is now a musician, in an interview with Out.
“We are very concerned by the widespread discrimination and violence against LGBTI persons in Russia or any society.”
The U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT responding to reports that LGBT people were being detained, tortured and killed in the region of Chechnya.
“This bill is wrong. We need more LGBT protections, not fewer.”
ROY COOPER, the Democratic governor of North Carolina, responding to a bill by three Republicans which, if passed, would allow North Carolina state government to defy the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality.
“When you have the White House lit with the colors of the gay rainbow — that was June 2015, I think that was a low point for a lot of people and it just seemed like every perversion, including this transgender obsession, was just being celebrated…”
JAN MARKELL, host of the End Times radio program, ‘Understanding the Times with Jan Markell.”