Just a day after the grandiose invitation only meet and greet over cocktails at the White House with LGBT "leaders" and President Obama to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Stonewall, comes word that on Tuesday a military board in Syracuse, NY has recommended Lt. Dan Choi be fired from his position with the Army National Guard in violation of DADT. Lt. Choi is a founding member of Knights Out and spokeperson for the group of LGBT West Point graduates.
In a double whammy on Monday, first the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the policy of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
Many see President Barack Obama dragging his feet as he has yet to do anything about DADT despite campaign promises he would champion the repeal of DADT.
Earlier this week, Jason Bellini a distinquished journalist formally of CNN, CBS and host of CBS News on LOGO, wrote and presented a video report on the website The Daily Beast in regards to whether HRC (Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT pro-rights group) may have had a hand in and struck a deal with the Obama Administration in delaying taking action on DADT in favor of other LGBT issues.
It's been a couple of weeks since I wrote that I may not be posting here very much. But as for the most part I now work on my blogs Monday through Friday only, this will allow me to do a posting here at ePluribus on the weekends when I something I would like to cover or bring to your attention a commentary at my blog FOCUS.
This has been a sore subject with me ever since the magazine OUT was first published and the OUTING craze began back in the 90's.
Lately at just about every turn when either I'm checking news for myself or my blogs, someone, somewhere on the Internet or publications (which I read via website) are outing, attempting to out or are yelling from the highest pink mountain peak that so and so should come out and be a role model.
Two links I have for you today.
Promoted. Originally posted 2009-04-04 09:49:15 -0500. -- GH
It started about Noon (ET) Thursday afternoon looking for feeds to cover the Vermont House vote on same-sex marriage.
After finding an audio feed from Vermont NPR and a video feed from WPTZ an NBC affiliate in upstate New York I was ready to cover this event by tweeting updates on the Twitter feed LGBTNEWSCENTER, the feed for LGBT Rainbow Links Newscenter.
I was looking for LGBT news articles to link to on my site LGBT Rainbow Links Newscenter when an article in one of my feeds caught my attention.
The article from the MiamiHearald.com begins with a conversation the writer, Jackie Bueno Sousa had with a friend who brought up (an exasperating and idiotic point for LGBTs) that if everyone was homosexual what would happen to the human race ?
The Army's slogan for many years in their commercials has been "Be all that you can be" and it gives the inspiring notion that if you join the Army you can achieve great things limited only by yourself.
With one little exception, you can't be all that you are as a person thanks to DADT.
So much for Truth in Advertising.
That's just one of the things that Brian Dugger was told when he worked for the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Dugger seeks at least $1.9 million in punitive damages; $650,000 in general and special damages (lost wages and benefits, emotional distress); as well as statutory damages and a declaration that TBN is subject to the Fair Employment and Housing Act.