The Overdue End of Don't Ask Don't Tell

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVAgz6iyK6A&feature=player_embedded Commenting on this enormously popular, moving video of an Alabama soldier coming out to his father on the day that the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” finally went into effect, Andrew Sullivan analyzed, reminisced, and celebrated: This is gay America, ladies and gentlemen: the ordinariness, the humanity, the pain, the promise. And the [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Cranky Puppet John McCain

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Let’s All Stand on John McCain’s Lawn www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> The Daily Show on Facebook Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

How DADT Made Things Worse For Gays In The Military Than They Were

A Daily Dish reader’s first hand experience: before DADT the policy was more about conduct at least in the minds of the commanding officers, not the mere mention of the fact that one was gay or had those inclinations. I joined the Army National Guard in 1988 and was called up for a time in [Read More...]

Judge This: Obama’s Speech On Gay Rights To Human Rights Campaign Last Night

Here’s a key 2:34. And the full text, via the White House Press Office: REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN DINNER Walter E. Convention Center Washington, D.C. 8:10 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Please, you’re making me blush. (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Barack! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. [Read More...]

10 Great Daily Show Videos On Gays

The Daily Show has had a wealth of material on gays and gay rights issues over the years.  Here are just 10 great clips from the show: Stephen Colbert interviews the not-gay inventor of “gaydar”: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are www.thedailyshow.com [Read More...]

Bill’s Asked, Bill Tells

Clinton replies to a request that he call for the end of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” by recounting his side of the story of what happened 16 years ago: [P]residents aren’t dictators. They voted — they were about to vote for the old policy by margins exceeding 80 percent in the House and exceeding 70 [Read More...]

Silent Partners

A new documentary Silent Partner profiles gay partners of military personnel who have to go back into the closet to protect their partners’ careers in the military: Ben Cartwright has been a passionate advocate for gay rights for 12 years. He is a regular at gay pride marches, has a pod-cast and writes for a [Read More...]

Gays In Other Militaries

While we still discriminate, some of our allies have progressed ahead of us already.  The Huffington Post has a detailed account. In Britain, on the other hand, gay and lesbian service members marched in crisp uniforms in the annual Pride London parade July 4. Gay Australian soldiers and sailors had their own float in Sydney’s [Read More...]

The President’s Speech On LGBT Issues Yesterday

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the video and one to the transcript. Dan Savage isn’t blown away: my first impression after a quick read is that Obama wants credit for all the great stuff he’s asked Congress to do for gay and lesbian Americans—and he’s only asked Congress to do this [Read More...]


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