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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Discussions Were Worse Than You Think

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Don't Ask Don't TellNewly released documents show just how homophobic the discussions about the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy were behind closed doors.

Queerty reports:

“Homo[sexuality] is a problem for us,” Powell said, according to the notes taken at the meeting. He also recited all the same bogus fears that led to DADT, including the old predator canard; the notes say Powell was “concerned about forced association and immaturity of 18-year-old.”

The most offensive remarks came from Marine Commandant Carl Mundy, who 16 years later was still urging the president (now Obama) not to repeal DADT. According to the notes, Mundy said that the statement “I’m gay” was the “same as I’m KKK, Nazi, rapist.” Coming out “fractures teamwork” and tells the world “I commit [an] act Amer[ica] doesn’t accept.” Mundy wasn’t moved by the experience of other nations either. “It doesn’t matter what the Dutch have done,” he said. “We’re the best.”

Clinton was prone to stereotypes as well. “People I would like to keep [in the military] wouldn’t show up at a Queer Nation parade,” the president said, referring to the activist group.

How much things have changed in the last twenty years. And how much they are still the same.

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Upcoming Marriage Equality Events

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Upcoming Marriage Equality EventsHere’s our list of upcoming marriage equality events. If you know of any other events – rallies, meetings, phonebanking, etc – please use the link below to add your event to our list!

Full Events List/Add Your Own Event: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Monday, July 19th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, CA, Beverly Hills: 07/19, LA Equal Roots Meeting, 8106 Santa Monica Blvd, 7:30-9:30 PM.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 07/20, Speaker Training, TBD, 6:30-9 PM.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 07/20, After Work, Networking Mixer w/EQCA, Ritz-Carlton, 6-8 PM.
–USA, CA, San Joes: 07/20, MESV Meeting, DeFrank Center, 7-9 PM. http://bit.ly/dgGpfh
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 07/20, Love Honor Cherish Meeting, Crescent Hts UMC, 7:30 PM.
–USA, DC, Washington: 07/20, Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance Meeting, Sumner School Museum, 7 PM.
–USA, MA, Boston: 07/20, Phone Bank for Equality in Rhode Island, MassEquality Office, 5-9 PM.
–USA, NH, Trenton: 07/20, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour, State House, 12-1 PM.
–USA, NJ, Trenton: 07/20, Counterprotest NOM’s Tour, State House Annex, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 07/20, Civil Rights Front Rochester, Equal Grounds, 7 PM.
–USA, RI, Providence: 07/20, Providence Equality Action Committee Meeting, Bell St. Chapel, 7-8:30 PM.
–USA, UT, Salt Lake City: 07/20, Candidate Phone Bank w/Equality Utah, Planned Parenthood, 5:30-8 PM.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–Ireland, Dundalk: 07/16-07/17, Dundalk Pride w/Marriage Equality, TBD, TBD.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 07/17, Equality Happy Hour, Hamburger Mary’s, 4-7 PM.
–USA, CA, San Jose: 07/17, Speaker Training, EQCA San Jose Office, 11 AM-2 PM.
–USA, NY, Albany: 07/17, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour, West Capitol Park, 2-3 PM.
–USA, NY, Albany: 07/17, Alternative Wedding Reception – NOM Counter Protest, Albany Plaza, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM.
–USA, NY, Buffalo: 07/17, Buffalo’s Bill Stachowski’s Big Gay Retirement Party, Buffalo United Artists, 7 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 07/17, Rochester Pride Parade/MENY, Park Ave/Goodman St, 3-4 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 07/17, Rochester Pride Festival/MENY, Gay Alliance, 4-10 PM.
–USA, RI, Providence: 07/18, Counterprotest NOM’s Tour, State Capitol – Smith Street, 1:30-3:30.
–USA, RI, Providence: 07/18, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour, State House South Steps, 2-3 PM.
–USA, UT, Salt Lake City: 07/18, Politics & Pilsner w/Equality Utah, Squatters, 4-6 PM.
–USA, WA, Kennewick: 07/16-07/18, Pride – Sign Up LGBT Supporters, TBD, TBD.
–USA, WA, Kitsap: 07/17, Pride – Sign Up LGBT Supporters, TBD, TBD.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 07/14, LA Black LGBT Network Meeting, Jewel’s Catch One, 7-9 PM.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 07/15, Voter Canvass Training, The Village, 6:30-9:30 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 07/15, One Struggle One Fight Meeting, 209 Golden Gate Ave, 7 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 07/14, Equal Network Meeting, Plummer Pk Comm Ctr, 7-9:30 PM.
–USA, ME, Augusta: 07/14, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour – Counterprotest!, Capitol Park, 12-1 PM.
–USA, ME, Augusta: 07/14, Equality Maine Counter Protest (NOM Tour), State House Hall of Flags, 10 AM.
–USA, NH, Manchester: 07/15, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour – Counterprotest!, City Hall Plaza, 12-1 PM.
–USA, UT, Taylorsville: 07/14, Consideration of LGBT Housing/Employment Ordinances, City Hall, 6:30-8 PM.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 07/14, LA Black LGBT Network Meeting, Jewel’s Catch One, 7-9 PM.
–USA, CA, Santa Clarita: 07/13, Equal Roots Joins Hands & Hearts, Christ Lutheran Church, 7-8 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 07/13, Love Honor Cherish Meeting, Crescent Hts UMC, 7:30 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 07/14, Equal Network Meeting, Plummer Pk Comm Ctr, 7-9:30 PM.
–USA, ME, Augusta: 07/14, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour – Counterprotest!, Capitol Park, 12-1 PM.
–USA, ME, Augusta: 07/14, Equality Maine Counter Protest (NOM Tour), State House Hall of Flags, 10 AM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 07/13, Civil Rights Front Rochester, Equal Grounds, 7 PM.
–USA, RI, Providence: 07/13, Providence Equality Action Committee Meeting, Bell St. Chapel, 7-8:30 PM.
–USA, UT, Taylorsville: 07/14, Consideration of LGBT Housing/Employment Ordinances, City Hall, 6:30-8 PM.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Monday, July 12th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, CA, Santa Clarita: 07/13, Equal Roots Joins Hands & Hearts, Christ Lutheran Church, 7-8 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 07/13, Love Honor Cherish Meeting, Crescent Hts UMC, 7:30 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 07/13, Civil Rights Front Rochester, Equal Grounds, 7 PM.
–USA, RI, Providence: 07/13, Providence Equality Action Committee Meeting, Bell St. Chapel, 7-8:30 PM.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–Philippines, Quezon City: 07/10, Consultation Meeting, University Hotel, 1-4 OM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 07/10, Equality Happy Hour, Hamburger Mary’s, 4-7 PM.
–USA, WA, Bellingham: 07/11, Pride – Sign Up LGBT Supporters, TBD, TBD.
–USA, WA, Tacoma: 07/10, Pride – Sign Up LGBT Supporters, TBD, TBD.
–USA, WA, Vancouver: 07/10, Pride – Sign Up LGBT Supporters, TBD, TBD.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Friday, July 9th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–Philippines, Quezon City: 07/10, Consultation Meeting, University Hotel, 1-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 07/10, Equality Happy Hour, Hamburger Mary’s, 4-7 PM.
–USA, WA, Tacoma: 07/10, Pride – Sign Up LGBT Supporters, TBD, TBD.
–USA, WA, Vancouver: 07/10, Pride – Sign Up LGBT Supporters, TBD, TBD.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 07/08, Voter Canvass Training, The Village, 6:30-9:30 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 07/07, Equal Network Meeting, Plummer Pk Comm Ctr, 7-9:30 PM.
–USA, NY, New York: 07/07, MENY General Meeting, LGBT Center, 6:30-7:30 PM.