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Out of Annapolis – Gay Alumni of the U.S. Naval Academy

This trailer is for the new film Out of Annapolis a new documentary tracing the experiences of gay alumni of the U.S. Naval Academy. This film provides more proof that the military’s ban on openly gay soldiers is damaging to our soldiers and our military.

See also 10 Gay Documentaries Everyone Should See.

February 5, 2009 at 9:00 am 16 comments

Being Gay is a Gift From God

Being gay is indeed a gift from God. And, the fact that not one, but two, ministers affirmed this on Oprah is amazing.

We too often hear religious leaders denigrating LGBT and attempting to scapegoat us for everything they see wrong with the world.

To have these men state clearly and unequivocally that being gay is a gift from God is something that gay and straight people need to hear again and again.

January 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm 41 comments

What Would Harvey Milk Do?

In this time of incredible passion, anger and energy in the LGBT community, these words by Harvey Milk could not ring more true.

It is amazing to see how quickly our community catapulted from grief to outrage over the passage of four anti-gay state amendments on November 4. Tens of thousands of LGBT people and allies have marched in the streets to demand an end to the bigotry and hatred used by right-wing religious extremists to harm our families and fill their coffers.

Some people are calling this Stonewall 2.0. I call it the kick in the ass that the LGBT community has needed for quite some time.

We have become way too comfortable with television shows like Will and Grace and The L Word lulling us into believing that everything really is okay.

Now is the time to turn that anger and passion into effective action that will win full equality for LGBT people. It won’t all be as glamorous and self-expressive as protests, but we need to use a multiplicity of tactics to get the job done.

November 15, 2008 at 9:30 am 1 comment

More Sour Grapes From McCain

You would think that after Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama citing the negative tone of the GOP, that John McCain would lay off the sour grapes. And, you would be wrong.

Check out this hostile interview between McCain and Chris Wallace of Fox News. Yes, McCain is now on the offensive against Republican Party-loving Fox News.

McCain is defending the slanderous robo-calls that his campaign is using to attack Sen. Obama. How bad are these robo-calls? Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is asking McCain to stop running the calls in her state.

October 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm 18 comments

The LGBT Case for Barack Obama

There has never been a presidential nominee from either political party that is as supportive of LGBT civil rights as Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee. He has long fought for civil and equal rights for minorities including the LGBT community. And, in the presidential campaign, Sen. Obama has included LGBT Americans numerous times in his speeches.

After the jump is a list of Sen. Obama’s positions on LGBT issues.

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October 18, 2008 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

No Way. No How. No McCain/Palin.

Cross-posted at LGBT for Obama

A couple of days ago I wrote that gays won’t let their friends vote McCain and with less than four weeks before election day that message has taken on an increased urgency. This post the second is a series that I am writing urging LGBT people to talk to our family, friends and co-workers about why a vote for John McCain is a vote for discrimination against LGBT Americans.

John McCain and Sarah Palin have unleash a wave of negative attacks in speeches and ads against Barack Obama and our fight to change our country for the better. They have, as a New York Times editorial stated, moved “into the dark territory of race-baiting and xenophobia.”

What makes you think that if elected they will not turn that same mean-spiritedness and willingness to engage in divisive politics against us?

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October 9, 2008 at 1:00 pm 3 comments

Gays Won’t Let Friends Vote McCain

Just as friends don’t let friends drive drunk, we should declare right here, right now that as LGBT people we won’t let our friends vote McCain. At least not without a fight.

If you think I am overstating the importance of this, watch this video by the Human Rights Campaign on McCain’s long record of opposition to LGBT equality.

I understand that voting is a personal thing, but it is critical that we let our friends, family and co-workers know how much a McCain/Palin administration would hurt us and our families.

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October 7, 2008 at 11:36 am 7 comments

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