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Gay Star Sticks Up for Isaiah

1/29/2007 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tammy Lynn Michaels and Melissa EtheridgeNot every gay star hates Isaiah Washington.

Lesbian actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, partner of rocker Melissa Etheridge, is the first (and only) voice from Tinseltown's gay community to come out and defend the "Grey's Anatomy" pariah. In her blog, Hollywood Farm Girl, former "Popular" star Michaels writes, in free-form quasi-poetical Rosie-verse, that the Washington she knows -- the one whose kids play with her and Etheridge's kids -- "is not that man," i.e., the hot-tempered Isaiah currently in treatment for anger management . Says Michaels,

he is not a bad man ...
i forgive his words,
because truth be told
i do not believe
the word
faggot
lives in his heart

Washington can use every bit support he can get. Last night, his co-star Chandra Wilson referred to him as "the other one in rehab," and reports are that he may be driving bigotry-target T.R. Knight off the show. And below, at a brunch before the Golden Globes, Washington appeared to enjoy (tolerate?) the attention of a new friend.
Isaiah Washington and new pal.

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1.

Jay    

Okay enough the man played a gay in one of his movies. Do we know why he said the word faggot we always asume that he just said it to be saying the word. Did anyone find out why he said the word out-loud? No, of course not because that would mean that maybe one of the cast members had said something to him negative and he responded in kind. Oh my bad McDreamy or what ever you call him or T.R. couldn't have possibly said anything out of the way to him, you people didn't get this crazy when Krammer said the word N----- 100 times, I didn't see anyone ask him to go to rehab, and what kind of rehab is there for f----uked words. As for him bringing it up at the award show, THE REPORTER ASKED HIM DID HE CALL HIM A FAGGOT AND HE TOLD HIM THE ANSWER. Stop being jackasses

2750 days ago
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jane    

Isaiah should have had more sense than what he showed.After all he most likely had to put up with racial slurs most of his life, and he should have remember how that felt.Some of your comments are sad.By using these words of hate you are all no better off.As far as T.R. , I feel his pain, but some things you just have to put behind you . If some one hurts you and apologizes, find it in your heart to accept it. If it happens again, then react, do what ever it takes .If leaving a hit show is it then do it. This ensamble is a winning cast. They should all try and get along and put it aside

2749 days ago
3.

bt    

I just hope the title of M.E.'s song "I Need To Wake Up" rings true for her own life. To raise up those poor little children to believe that lifestyle is ok is troubling to me. Just the fact that they had to get "the sperm of a man" to concieve them should tell them that it is not normal. So take a tip from your song M.E and WAKE UP. There's no gays in Heaven, YO!
Jesus loves you but hates your sin.

Romans:1:24-27
So God let these people go their own way. They did what they wanted to do, and their filthy thoughts made them do shameful things with their bodies.
They gave up the truth about God for a lie, and they worshiped God's creation instead of God, who will be praised forever. Amen.
God let them follow their own evil desires. Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural.
Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men. They did shameful things with each other, and what has happened to them is punishment for their foolish deeds.

2746 days ago
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Patricia Stiles    

Yet again, more mean-spirited comments from the peanut gallery. It amazes me that so-called educated people can not express themselves without insulting others. It invalidates your point, But maybe I'm just dealing with children who do know better and just want to insult others without any consequences. Therapy, anyone????

2742 days ago
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Great Dane    

Tammy, I adore your wife....so, I am going to try and be nice about this.....

It's not a matter of hate living in his heart, for me...it's more about the "acceptability" of it????

How it's condsidered "OKAY" for him to reference TR like that....but, it would have been a SH*T SHOW had the roles been reversed.....woud Shonda Rhimes have let TR stay if he had called IW a N*****????

I'm a lesbian.....and I don't HATE IW......I hate the double standard, his carelessnes....the fact that it was kind've over and done with....and then he BROUGHT IT UP AGAIN at the Golden Globes......it sets the WRONG tone......

We struggle every day too.....we've been held down for many years.....we've suffered and LOST gay people, to IGNORANCE.......

2774 days ago
6.

chena    

I AM SO-OOOHH SICK OF ALL OF THESE SO-CALLED GAY PEOPLE. FIND A FREAKING ISLAND OF YOUR OWN WITH A SYPHILLIS-CENTER AND AIDS CLINIC YOU GONNA NEED IT !

2774 days ago
7.

elaine    

yeah.....right Tammy!

just like Mel Gibson isn't anti-semetic & Michael Richards isn't racist!

2774 days ago
8.

Congrats    

LOVE Tammy Michaels and LOVE Melissa Etheridge. I wish she had a question/answer section on her blog like Rosie. Think about it Tammy!

2774 days ago
9.

amy    

Talk about sweating the small stuff!!

2774 days ago
10.

Great Dane    

If you go to her blog, it says that he is a friend of her childs....that he's been to her home.....

AND MICHAEL RICHARDS HAS A BLACK FRIEND.....

AND MEL GIBSON MADE A MOVIE ABOUT JESUS "A JEW".....

Maybe IW saves his hate for homosexuals males, and is OKAY with lesbians....a lot of ignorant men are......

2774 days ago
11.

Great Dane    

#6 get a clue.....

Lesbian sex is actually the SAFEST sex.....

Maybe you should try ram'n a dick in your ass......ignorant son of a bitch.....

2774 days ago
12.

Bobp    

Tammy, Tammy, Tammy,
WTF? He proved his feelings about Gays very well, thank you. Making the second comment at the Golden Globes was his way of saying "You don't like it? Well, here it is again" Time to fire his black ass.
And to #6- "So-Called" gay people? Maybe you need a little "rehab" too, since now all you need is to be an a**hole to get in.

2774 days ago
13.

Doug    

Oh get off it, bitches!

The guy called the little guy a "faggot". That's it.

And that should be the end of the story - except that TR Knight is using it to try to raise his public profile and salary.

TR is a manipulator and you're all being suckered by him. Watch 'Ellen' again - he's ACTING like a little boy.

Sticks and stones - wtf ever happened to that?!

Stand up for yourself and have some dignity, faggots!
Don't run (fake) crying to Mommy Ellen when someone calls you a name.

Isaiah said "faggot" and TR Knight/TR's publicist saw an opportunity to exploit - it's that simple. And you're incredibly naive if you think otherwise.

Watch what TR does next if you don't think this is true...just watch.

2774 days ago
14.

chena    

WHO RUNS THE REHAB CLINIC?? ANOTHER FAG.

2774 days ago
15.

Doug    

#16 - wtf are you talking about? Either "faggot" is a bad word or it isn't - you don't get to determine that gays can use it but no one else can.
That's 100% bullsh*t.
Language belongs to everyone.
If you want the word to lose the negative connotations the entire gay community should use it and encourage everyone else to use it, too.
That way it loses its negative power.
It worked with "Tory", "Whig", and recently with "Queer", and it'll work with "Faggot" - unless idiots like you keep promoting the ridiculous idea that the word can only be spoken by faggots.
That guarantees the word will retain its negative power.

2774 days ago
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