Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Mouse

From JMG: Dick Cheney Endorses DADT Repeal

This morning on ABC News This Week, Dick Cheney said that the time to repeal DADT has come.
I think the society has moved on. I think it’s partly a generational question. I say I’m reluctant to second-guess the military in this regard because they’re the ones who have got to make the judgment about how these policies affect the military capability of our, of our units. And that first requirement that you have to look at all the time is whether they’re still capable of achieving their mission and does the policy change i.e. putting gays in the force, affect their ability to perform their mission. When the chiefs come forward and say we think we can do it, then it strikes me that it’s time to reconsider the policy. And I think Admiral Mullen’s said that.

(Via - Think Progress)

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From JMG: Out Lesbian KD Lang Steals Show At Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Despite the preceding three hours of high-tech spectacle, it was openly lesbian and native Canadian kd lang's simple, yet soaring take on Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah that stole the show during the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics. Watch video here. Overnight the top three searches on Google were for various punctuations of lang's name, as accolades poured out on the world's blogs and news sites. Twitter reactions here. Last night was the second time in two weeks that Cohen's classic was sung to a global audience by an openly gay performer, as Matt Morris had dueted on the track with Justin Timberlake during the Haiti telethon. It was lang's second Winter Olympics performance, 22 years ago (during her cowgirl schtick period) she performed Turn Me Around at the 1988 Calgary games.

RELATED: Openly gay Canadian fiddle player Ashley MacIsaac also took center stage during the opening ceremonies. Watch his 1995 hit single Sleepy Maggie.

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From Bilerico

Bil Browning February 13 at 8:32am Reply
Jeff Sheng's post about Dan Choi rejoining his National Guard unit for training - with exclusive photos - had made CNN, ABC, CBS, and MSNBC by the next morning (and that doesn't mention all the websites that picked up the story too!) After so many contributors attended NGLTF's Creating Change conference, you could feel a new excitement in the amount and quality of posts submitted this week. Check out this sampling of great posts:

Exclusive Pics: Lt. Dan Choi back in service?
Filed by: Jeff Sheng

Rep. Frank, Stop Blaming The Community
Filed by: Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

All eyes on disordered taxes
Filed by: Austen Crowder

Sarah Palin wants YOU to point fingers and shut up
Filed by: Kip Williams

Green penis veins, oral sex pregnancy, and other sex questions
Filed by: Gloria Brame Ph.D.

Sore Toes and "Angry Trannies"
Filed by: Antonia D'orsay

A Call for Inclusive Immigration Reform
Filed by: Steve Ralls

More Problems at Notre Dame: Ex-Gay Speaker Invited to Talk About "Authenticity"
Filed by: Waymon Hudson

Is "Gender Incongruence" the Cure for What Ails?
Filed by: Keri Renault

John Mayer and sexual racism
Filed by: Alex Blaze

Would the World be Better Off Without Any Trans People?
Filed by: Guest Blogger Alice Kalafarski

What's the holdup in getting ENDA through the House?
Filed by: Bil Browning

"Valentine's Day" - A Day in the Life of (Hetero) Love
Filed by: Jason Tseng

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