The inaugural issue of Living Out as a monthly newspaper covering GLBT culture, community and Long Island life, was launched one year ago. Received with high praise, Living Out has, over the past year, not only brought daily life articles on travel, music, books, TV, fashion and news to more than 3 million Long Islanders, but has also reported on some of our community’s toughest and most important issues.
From featuring an in-depth interview with Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine, who passionately supports gay rights, as well as other music icons such as Barbra Streisand, Melissa Etheridge and Jewel, to tackling anti-GLBT bullying in schools, trans Long Islanders offering first-hand accounts of family, acceptance, discrimination and violence, and the demise of DOMA, Living Out has kept you connected to Long Island life and GLBT culture.
We invite you to celebrate our one year anniversary with a look back at some memorable quotes and stories.
“It’s just so silly and it doesn’t make any sense to me that you wouldn’t be able to marry whomever you want to marry. It’s not our business. I don’t know why we’re obsessed with making everything in this country our business, all the time.”
“There’s somebody you can turn to and don’t give up … ‘cause if you kill yourself, then there’ll be too many straight people in the world, and nobody wants that.”
–Lisa Lampanelli (on advice to GLBT Youth to stay strong)
“The show never claimed to be a piece of activism, but there was something profound about seeing the five of us genuinely care about this guy and his future.”
–Ted Allen (on former series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”)
“Your word is all that you have. Every choice that you make, the words that you say and the thoughts that you think create what’s in front of you. Walk with as much truth as you can find, and it’ll help your journey.”
“I thought about gay couples no longer having to defend the legitimacy of their families. I thought about the beginning of the end of stigma, and ultimately the end of abuse and bashing and internalized homophobia and lying about who we are – and suicides.”
–Edie Windsor (after the historic u.s. supreme court decision striking down doma)
“If you have top administrators who are homophobic, then that’s going to get communicated down below them.”
–Linda Fazio, school psychologist (“GLBT-Inclusion: The Solution to LI’s Bullying Epidemic”)