Dick Armey: “Barney Fag”, 1995
During a 1995 radio interview, Dick Armey of Texas, the Republican Majority leader, discussed a book that he had written about freedom: "I like peace and quiet, and I don't have to listen to Barney Fag -- Barney Frank -- haranguing in my ear because I made a few bucks off a book I worked on."
James Baldwin, date unknown
"Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality."
Barney Frank: "Miss America", 2008?
Asking the Republican White House to support more government intervention to help homeowners at risk of foreclosure is "like asking me to judge the Miss America contest -- if your heart's not in it, you don't do a very good job."
Diamanda Galas, date unknown
I think God is a callous bitch not making me a lesbian. I'm deeply disappointed by my sexual interest in men.
- Jerry Gray, “No. 2 House Leader Refers to Colleague With Anti-Gay Slur,” New York Times, January 28, 1995.
- David Herszenhorn, "A Liberal Wit Builds Bridges To the G.O.P.", New York Times, May 13, 2008, pp. A1, A17.