gay persons of character: Video: Why are you protesting against Israel?

What I like about this video is the way in which it brings things down to one question, whose multiple answers are demystified, one by one. Beyond the specific subject of Israel, the video encourages thinking, something that some protesters, caught in the spirit of a movement in which they feel included, forget to do. ...

gay persons of character: Video: Why are you protesting against Israel?

What I like about this video is the way in which it brings things down to one question, whose multiple answers are demystified, one by one. Beyond the specific subject of Israel, the video encourages thinking, something that some protesters, caught in the spirit of a movement in which they feel included, forget to do. ...

gay persons of character: Video: Why are you protesting against Israel?

What I like about this video is the way in which it brings things down to one question, whose multiple answers are demystified, one by one. Beyond the specific subject of Israel, the video encourages thinking, something that some protesters, caught in the spirit of a movement in which they feel included, forget to do. ...

gay persons of color: Video: Audience boos gay soldier questioning Rick Santorum

It’s always comedic to watch US republicans speak their politics, but this clip (below) of Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) at the GOP presidential candidates debate in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, makes me think of the governing mob mentality of the young boys in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies that inevitably led to disastrous results. ...

gay persons of color: DADT finally officially repealed

After nearly two decades of the US government forcing gay and lesbian troops to lie about who they were in order to serve in the armed forces, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), the US military’s ban on openly gay service personnel, officially ended on Tuesday. In the coming days, hundreds if not thousands of military ...

gay persons of color: Watch: US Military Officer Comes Out To Fellow Soldier

As the US military’s ban on openly gay service personnel, aka Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), approaches its final days, a gay US military officer currently serving overseas has uploaded a series of video diaries charting his experiences. In one of his diary entries, from July 2011, he comes out to a fellow servicemember. Check ...

Death By Trolley: Talking to political adversaries: Tips on reaching across the aisle

Reaching Across or Reaching Around? With corrupted campaign finance and limited oversight and regulation over the intersections among government agencies (e.g., The White House and The Pentagon) and between government and private industry, big finance and media, one could easily argue that genuine ideological debate in America has taken a backseat to public-to-private reach-arounds masquerading ...

Let’s be Marines! Get over DADT

Sgt. Maj. Barrett speaking to new Marines and I suspect to the attackers of  DADT … Sgt. Maj. Barrett, top ranked enlisted man in US Marines “Get over it,” he said. “We’re magnificent, we’re going to continue to be. … Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines.” ...

gay persons of color: American Navy preparing to allow marriage equality on bases

Chaplains in the American Navy will be permitted to officiate at same-sex marriage and civil union ceremonies on base, once the military’s ban on gays serving openly, DADT (Don’t Ask Don’t Tell), takes effect, according to an April 13 memorandum, parts of which have been published by the Navy Times. The memo, signed by Chief ...