September 20 Marks the End of DADT
Thomas Roberts covers the end of DADT with a review of the upcoming HBO documentary film on the history and repeal of this ridiculous law.
It Gets Better from Hillary Clinton
In yet another video targeting troubled GLBT teens, Hillary Clinton has spoken out in this video letting them know that it gets better.
On National Coming Out Day, the Hate Keeps Growing
Today on National Coming Out Day, we see why it is so important for the GLBT community and their many straight allies to speak up against the hate spewing forth around the country.
The right has yet again decided to demonize the GLBT community with hateful statements like those from NY GOP Gubernatorial candidate Paladino in his recent statements before a Jewish group. (See Zach’s earlier post for the video clip). We also see this in the hateful comments from Mormon church leader Boyd Packer.
Coming Soon – Crazy Caravan of Corny Creepiness
Coming Soon! Crazy Caravan of Corny Creepiness.
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is taking their hate and kookiness on the road with their traveling circus stopping in 23 cities this summer. You can follow their progress at their Summer for Marriage website. Among the cities that are scheduled for a visit is our beautiful capital city – Madison. If you’d like to see them in action and hear what they have to say, you can observe the caravan in action when they arrive here on Tuesday, July 27th at 12:00 at the State Capital State Street entrance according to their website.
Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” imminent
By a vote of 229-186, the House of Representatives voted on Friday to support a repeal of the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” (DADT) policy that prohibits gays from serving openly in the military, while the Senate Armed Services Committee voted 16-12 in favor of that body’s version of the…
WI GOP Congressional Delegation Disrespects Military Service Voting Against DADT Repeal
The entire WI GOP congressional delegation (Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri) disrespected the service and lives of gay and lesbian military members who have died and the ~14,000 who have been forced out of service with their lemming-like vote against the repeal of DADT. The delegation did not see fit to follow the will of the American people where all polls indicate that a vast majority support open service by qualified gay and lesbian service members to their country. The polls also show a significant majority of the GOP to be against DADT. In their continuing quest to be the “party of no” and to represent their vocal minority of tea party, right wing constituents; our GOP representatives once again showed their true colors as being against basic civil liberties for all Americans.
Pentagon’s Latest Waste of Money – $4.4 million to survey troops on DADT
In yet another example of wasteful spending and kicking the ball down the field, it was revealed that the Pentagon has hired Westat a Maryland-based firm to survey 350,000 troops and their families on the elimination of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell according to Boston.com. The size of the sample is unprecedented for a social research survey that could easily be answered by simply talking to all of the Western nations that have dropped their anti-gay hiring practices around the world. Apparently the sample size is so large and an outside firm is being hired, in part because of the ridiculous DADT law, that would result in the firing of any soldiers who reveal that they are gay when being questioned.
Mark Neumann and Tom Coburn: two peas in an ideological pod
According to a spokesman for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Mark Neumann, Neumann and U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn – the first public official to endorse Neumann – are “ideologically speaking, two peas in a pod.” Seeing as how Neumann and Sen. Coburn are “ideological peas in a pod,” I can’t…
WWJD? Pre-school Child Kicked out of Catholic School due to Lesbian Parents
The Catholic Church shows its true colors by kicking out the pre-school child of two lesbian parents in Colorado. This follows their decision to rescind spousal insurance benefits in Washington DC following the enactment of equal marriage laws in the District.
The Right Wreaks Institutionalized Homophobia in VA
VA Attorney General sends letter to public colleges and universities telling them to eliminate any policies banning job discrimination for gays and lesbians. This bigotry is yet a further example of why ENDA needs to pass now.