Monday, February 1, 2010

FRom David Mixner: Shame on John McCain....

John-mccain Just as the President is beginning to show serious leadership and courage on DADT, Senator John McCain of Arizona has announced he will lead the change against repeal. The senator knows better and we all know that he knows better. Most likely in the "Hanoi Hilton" there were gay prisoners of war being tortured with the senator. McCain most certainly has served with men and women he knew were gay and witnessed them serving with distinction. And there is no question in my mind that the senator really doesn't believe that the morale of the United States military is so low that allowing open members of the LGBT community to serve would make this nation weak.

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From 365gay: Pentagon starts process of lifting gay ban

Pentagon starts process of lifting gay ban
February 1st, 2010

Pentagon starts process of lifting gay ban

By The Associated Press 02.01.2010

A special investigation into how the ban can be repealed without hurting the morale or readiness of the troops is expected to be announced Tuesday.


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FROM JMG: SF Gay Men's Chorus Well Received On Prop 8 Tour Of CA Heartland

In a front page story, today's San Francisco Chronicle notes the success of the SF Gay Men's Chorus as it tours California's central heartlands in a peace-making tour after the acrimony of Proposition 8.
They came. They sang. They wore pink cowboy hats. When the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus embarked on its Freedom Tour into the heart of Proposition 8 territory over the weekend, there were concerns. Would red-state towns like Redding and Chico turn out to see gay men in tuxedos singing "Over the Rainbow"? Would there be protests, threats or fear-mongering from Shasta County's fundamentalist community? But chorus artistic director and conductor Kathleen McGuire asked: "Who is afraid of a choir?" Make no mistake, this isn't a tour. It's a groundbreaking political action. In the upcoming months, they'll visit Bakersfield, Fresno and Tracy, all strongholds for Prop. 8, the measure that banned same-sex marriage. They hope their music will help personalize the fight for gays to marry.

It is more than a small gamble. They could face protests, fights or even worse - complete indifference. "When the tickets didn't sell at first, I thought, 'Oh God, no one is going to show up,' " said Amy Andrews, a welfare worker in Redding, who helped arrange the show at the 1,000-plus-seat Cascade Theatre. "And then tickets just took off. I have never been prouder of my hometown." Saturday's show was a sellout. So was Sunday's 450-seat event in Chico, where they received a standing ovation.
The tour resumes in May with dates in Fresno, Tracy, and Bakersfield.

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From JMG: DADT: Signorile On CNN

SiriusXM host Michelangelo Signorile appeared on CNN this weekend to talk about DADT and President Obama's recent recommitment to its overturn. Charles "the president loves terrorists more than gays" Moran of the Log Cabin Republicans appears as well.

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President Obama: stop firing gay service members immediately

By Geoff Kors

Equality California

During last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama included a brief mention of the ongoing struggle against discrimination that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community continues to face under his watch.

“This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are. It’s the right thing to do.”

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