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Down Low at West Point

Posted in Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by paigetsindfw

This photo was taken in 1980, representing the first women to graduate from America's most prestigious and demanding military school

And here, 30 years later, another batch of students is making a difference at West Point. This time, as the New York Times reports, those cadets are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Most are “on the down low”, but now, more and more are coming forward, and facing military “justice” for deciding that their oath of honor means more to them than keeping their true selves hidden from the bigots and fearmongers who prattle about combat readiness and moral hygiene.

As one such student, Katherine Miller put it, “I have lied to my classmates and compromised my integrity and my identity by adhering to existing military policy. I am unwilling to suppress an entire portion of my identity any longer.”

And these are the people we think we can afford to lose with so many enemies abroad?

A Matter of Time

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, Videos with tags , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by Chase

Amidst all the convoluted details and disappointments, the optimist in me says “when” is better than “if”

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I thought the military said “Don’t ask-Don’t tell”

Posted in Photo Phun, Politics and Sex, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , on April 16, 2010 by finickymuse

If the “Don’t ask – Don’t tell” policy is still being enforced, why are they handing out trophies like this? And what does one have to do to get first place?