The Shot & Quote
by GO Editors
October 11, 2012

The Shot: We were saddened to hear of Bettye Lane’s passing last month at the age of 82. The fearless New York-based photojournalist documented many of the early gay rights and feminist actions in the 1970s and 1980s, and her photos of Pride marches through the decades appeared several times in GO’s pages. She will be deeply missed. (Photo: Bettye Lane)

The Quote: “The fight for gay marriage is, in reality, a fight for all of our rights. Without it, we will turn back the sexual revolution and return to an earlier, puritanical time. Today, in every instance of sexual rights falling under attack, you’ll find legislation forced into place by people who practice discrimination disguised as religious freedom. Their goal is to dehumanize everyone’s sexuality and reduce us to using sex for the sole purpose of perpetuating our species. To that end, they will criminalize your entire sex life...This is a religious nation, but it is also a secular one. … No one should have to subjugate their religious freedom, and no one should have their personal freedoms infringed. This is America and we must protect the rights of all Americans.”
—Free speech hero Hugh Hefner, founder and publisher of Playboy, in the September issue’s editorial.

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