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Out And Proud After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal [via Fresh Air]

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Is Officially, Definitely, For Real Over Tomorrow

Well, here it is, gays. Put down your military-themed pornography and rush down to the recruiting office. That’s what it’s going to be like. It’s going to be like (NSFW) Grunts except with real Army guys, and you can just sit in your bunk and talk about how gay you are and no one is going to care. Then you teach all the other recruits about how fun poppers are and you all sit up huffing Rush and giggling into the middle of the night and it’s just going to be great and amazing and you’ll be surrounded by buff young men in their underwear and it will all be great

Pentagon: Ready For Gay Ban Repeal Tuesday

The military has begun accepting applications from openly gay recruits but will not act on them until the legal ban on openly gay service is lifted Tuesday, says a Pentagon official.

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' So Very, Very Close to Repeal
Now that the House has passed a stand-alone version of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, the only question remaining is  how the Senate will screw this up. The votes are there! Right there!  Don’t go murmuring about “time” restraints! [via the totally unsecure Gawker]

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' So Very, Very Close to Repeal

Now that the House has passed a stand-alone version of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, the only question remaining is how the Senate will screw this up. The votes are there! Right there! Don’t go murmuring about “time” restraints! [via the totally unsecure Gawker]

Is this enough for you, Senator McCain? [via]

Is this enough for you, Senator McCain? [via]

A Final Push To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The fate of the 17-year-old law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which bars openly gay Americans from serving in the military, is expected to be decided before Congress goes home prior to year’s end.

On Tuesday, the Pentagon is set to release its 10-month review, including a survey of service members, “of the issues associated with a repeal” of the controversial law.

In Letter, John McCain Begged Defense Sec'y Gates to Hold Troop Referendum on Letting Gays Serve Openly

A letter written in September 2010 to Defense Secretary Gates by Senator John McCain reveals that McCain urged Gates to modify the Pentagon troop survey so that it would ask the troops whether the ban on gays serving openly should be lifted and not on how to implement a repeal, the Wonk Room reports:

Begged McCain:

"I urge you and Admiral Mullen to modify the review and the survey instrument, or to conduct supplemental surveys, aimed at ensuring that the question of whether the DADT policy should be changed is answered.”

Gates responded to McCain that it would be unwise to put such issues to a popular vote.

Wrote Gates: “I do not believe that military policy decisions — on this or any other subject — should be made through a referendum of Servicemembers.”

Added Gates: ”The Chairman and I fully support the approach and the efforts of the working group, as do the Service Chiefs. We are confident that the working group’s report will provide us with the information we need to appropriately advise the President, and, if requested to do so, to provide our fully informed views to Congress as it considers legislative action.”

Read McCain’s letter HERE and Gates’ response HERE.

Gay Military Personnel Out Of The Closet, In Front Of The Camera

Federal law restricts openly gay men and women from serving in the Army; in effect, that means that gay men and women who join the military are required to hide their sexuality. And yet photographer Jeff Sheng has had no problem getting them to talk. In fact, his latest photo project, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, came about somewhat organically, after several gay military personnel had contacted him.

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal Gets One Last Shot

Senate Democrats will keep a “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal in the defense authorization bill next month. This is your last chance, gays, and supporters of gays, so consider telephoning your particular plutocrat. Then we can stop talking about this!

Gay sparkle rainbow powers of destruction, complete with loose wrist action.

Gay sparkle rainbow powers of destruction, complete with loose wrist action.

If a few homos really had the ability to cripple history’s most powerful military industrial complex, then I want the federal government to start paying me annually so that I might refrain from using my awesome gay sparkle rainbow powers of destruction for evil.