Right-wing media have given Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, a platform to tie reports on increased sexual assaults in the military to the repeal of the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, contradicting...Show More Summary
Tags: Don't Ask Don't Tell DADT military politics Right Wing Watch, which does the world the invaluable service of listening to loony far-right homophobes so you don’t have to, took a look at Tony Perkins’ daily Family Research Council e-mail of Tuesday, May 21. Show More Summary
Even though Donald Rumsfeld opposed “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the former Defense Secretary won’t say whether he supports gay marriage, although it seems safe to conclude that he does not. In an interview this week with Larry King, Rumsfeld...Show More Summary
The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal has been blamed for a rise in sexual assaults in a recent post from Family Research Council (FRC) president Tony Perkins. Citing a Pentagon report that showed the number of sexual assaults on men (14,000) was higher than those experienced by women (12,000), Perkins stated, “President Obama is finally [...]Show More Summary
- Good thing the government repealed “Dont’ Ask, Don’t Tell,” ’cause we’re running and telling everyone about this. Thank god the homoeroticism of the Naval Academy’s Herndon Climb remains in tact. - And just ’cause there’s no such thing as too many shirtless Navy freshmen: - Emma Roberts is joining the stellar cast of American [...]
As Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld supported the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” recognizing that the time for open service in the military “had arrived.” In an interview with Larry King, however, Rumsfeld explained that he doesn’t support marriage equality, because he’s concerned it will lead to polygamy. He also doesn’t believe marriage is [...]
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What is Marine Corps boot camp really like? According to an email that a current recruit sent to a bunch of his friends, it's a lot of being called a "faggot" by your drill instructors. And, if you happen to be brown-skinned, a lot of being called "terrorist." Not to mention "beast mode" workouts. Read more...
Despite the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the military still does not allow people who are transgender to serve. Still, many people only transition after they’ve completed their service, creating complications for their continued receipt of benefits. Now, the Pentagon has recognized its first gender change for a military veteran and established a process [...]
Once again I was looking at Cosmo, furrowing intensely and wondering where on earth they come up with their nonsense. I do this from time to time because I follow them on Twitter (don’t ask me why.) I also like to give my brow a workout with all the aforementioned furrowing. In this episode of Cosmo forces Chatel [...]
As a semi-closeted queer girl (as in, I'll tell people if they ask but don't go around covered in rainbows or anything, and it seems like "short hair, blazers, and DMs" reads as "fashiony" rather than "gaymo" at the moment), most of my friends who I don't meet through gay stuff start off assuming I'm straight. Show More Summary
Most business leaders, when asked to advise new graduates, are encouraging, telling them that though things might be rough now, they'll pick up in time. Not AIG's outspoken CEO, Robert Benmosche. He doesn't have much in the way of sympathy...Show More Summary
Microsoft Excel isn't only for spreadsheets. It can also be used to create art. Don't believe me? Just ask 73 year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi. He'll tell ya. Read more...
I was extremely interested to catch the interview of Ben Kepes (Director/Principle) Diversity Limited on day one of EMC World 2013. Hosts Stu Miniman and John Furrier had a very insightful conversation asking Kepes opinion on everything from cloud migration … Continue reading ?
In TK 2012, Peter Sagal—host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!"—was in Lexington, Ky., filming an upcoming documentary on the U.S. Constitution when a man approached his film crew with a lead pipe. "He looked like the Jesse Pinkman character in 'Breaking Bad,'" Sagal told Yahoo News recently. Sagal was there to interview [...]
Tags: sports women's sports college sports coaches Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is no longer the law that governs the U.S. Military, but, according to a thoughtful piece by ESPN.com’s Mechelle Voepel, it’s still the rule for reporters when dealing with college coaches. Show More Summary
After telling The Daily Mail he didn’t think Beyoncé brought anything to his daughter’s legacy-affirming single “Back to Black” — “I don’t think she brings anything to it, I wasn’t asked for my permission if they could record it” — now...Show More Summary
The president who signed "don't ask, don't tell" and DOMA had the chance to address his role in these laws and use his turnaround on them as a teachable moment. But that didn't happen. read more
Remember when “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis wasn’t controversial? No, we don’t either. There was last year’s tweet about Matt Bomer’s sexuality getting in the way of playing Christian Grey: “Okay I’ll say it. Matt Bomer isn’t right for Christian Grey because he is openly...
Future King of The Netherlands Willem-Alexander just wants to be one of the guys. On Wednesday, in his final interview as a Crown Prince, Willem-Alexander appeared on Dutch TV to tell his loyal subjects: Don’t call me “majesty.” The Prince of Orange (to give him his full title) appeared on Dutch national channels NOS and [...]Show More Summary