Posts tagged ‘don’t ask don’t tell’

August 25, 2011

Viral Youtube Clip Outs a Gay Soldier

by Accidental Bear

Soldier opts to us the internet to gain strength to come out of the closet as a gay man and discusses his views on DADT. He proclaims he is from the bible belt. The headless soldier step by step talks about his process of revealing his real identity to fellow comrades and friends. He eventually comes clean with his girlfriend and shocks her with the news that he is a homosexual.

He was nervous and stressed out after video he posted of a band that came through his camp that performed Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. after posting the video he woke up the following morning to find the video had 17,000 views. He knew he would have something explaining to do after the video went viral.

August 16, 2011

Handpicked News: Watching TV Shorten Your Life, Kathy Griffin Talks Michele Bachmann, kills dad with weed trimmer,

by Accidental Bear

Nepal’s Version of a Gay Rights Rally

NEPAL GAY PRIDE DANCE X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMGay rights proponents gathered in Nepal this weekend to call for their inclusion in a new constitution being drafted for the country, the Associated Press reports.  The constitution could include equal rights for sexual minorities. And supporters used the occasion of the traditional festival of Gaijatra, which honors the dead, to bring their campaign to Narayanghat. The rally couldn’t be missed in the rural town, with the march reportedly led by two decorated elephants. And bands played music to help draw people into the streets.  The Associated Press reports that LGBT people have felt more comfortable being open about their sexuality in the cities than in rural areas like Narayanghat, so the event marked a milestone in acceptance.

Why Bachmann Won’t Be Able To Reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Turns out that it wouldn’t be hard to do, legal experts say. That’s because the law repealing the ban that President Obama signed last December did not expressly order the Pentagon to allow openly gay or lesbian troops in the armed forces. Congress merely laid out a process under which the ban could be lifted. Under that process, the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had to certify that repeal would not undermine recruiting, retention, morale and other indicators of what is commonly called military readiness.

 

Kathy Griffin Talks Michele Bachmann ‘Bigot’ Meeting On Conan (VIDEO)

Kathy Griffin has, over the past few years, been a persistent thorn in the side of the Palin family, pulling public stunts, taking out Levi Johnston to events and making jokesBachman Griffin about Sarah and Bristol a regular part of her stand-up repertoire. Now, with a new religious ultraconservative woman taking the spotlight, the comedienne has a new target in her sights. Appearing on “Conan” Monday night, Griffin recalled the time she met Bachmann in Washington while researching for her rally to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Woodridge man allegedly kills dad with weed trimmer

Story ImageA Woodridge man accused of beating his father to death with a weed trimmer will undergo a psychological evaluation after he blurted out bizarre, nonsensical answers Monday during his first court hearing. “When did you last work?” DuPage County Judge John Demling asked 21-year-old Yashesh Desai at one point during his bond hearing. “The beginning of time, maybe,” answered Desai, who appeared via a video link from the DuPage County Jail.

 

Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds

A boom sweeps around a tank at a sewage treatment plant in Coos Bay, Ore. Even though sewage water can be treated and cleaned, psychologists say getting the "cognitive sewage" out of the water is much more difficult.

 Brent Haddad studies water in a place where water is often in short supply: California. Haddad is a professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. About 14 years ago, he became very interested in the issue of water reuse. At the time, a number of California’s local water agencies were proposing a different approach to the state’s perennial water problems. They wanted to build plants that would clean local wastewater — aka sewage water — and after that cleaning, make it available as drinking water. But, says Haddad, these proposals were consistently shot down by an unwilling public.
 
Every hour of TV watching shortens life by 22 minutesAnyone who spends six hours a day in front of the box is at risk of dying five years sooner than those who enjoy more active pastimes, it is claimed. Researchers say that watching too much TV is as dangerous as smoking or being overweight, and that the “ubiquitous sedentary behaviour” should be seen as a “public health problem”. Experts from the University of Queensland, Australia, write: “TV viewing time may have adverse health consequences that rival those of lack of physical activity, obesity and smoking; every single hour of TV viewed may shorten life by as much as 22 minutes.”

 


July 22, 2011

President Barack Obama Signs the Certification For Repeal of DADT

by Accidental Bear

President Barack Obama signs the certification stating the statutory requirements for repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) have been met, in the Oval Office, July 22, 2011. Pictured, from left, are: Brian Bond, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement; Kathleen Hartnett, Associate Counsel to the President; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen; and Vice President Joe Biden. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama’s official statement on the certification:

Today, we have taken the final major step toward ending the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law that undermines our military readiness and violates American principles of fairness and equality.  In accordance with the legislation that I signed into law last December, I have certified and notified Congress that the requirements for repeal have been met.  ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ will end, once and for all, in 60 days—on September 20, 2011.

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May 10, 2011

Gay Sailors Will Be Able to Wed on Base

by Accidental Bear

Really? It seems as if our Country has a syncing problem. Part of the US is moving gaywardly forward, while the rest is stuck in the mud. Married gay sailors = HOT! Married gay sailors = a positive role model for the US as a whole. ~AB

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By Michelle Garcia at Advocate Daily

UNITED STATES NAVY X390

Following the impending repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” Navy chaplains have been given the go-ahead to perform weddings for same-sex couples in states where marriage equality has been legalized.

An April 13 document from the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains was recovered recently, showing that inquiries were made into whether chaplains will be allowed to perform such ceremonies. After legal review “legal counsel has concluded that base use is sexual orientation-neutral. If the base is located in a state where same-sex marriage is legal, then base facilities may normally be used to celebrate the marriage,” the document says.

Chaplains are allowed to officiate same-sex civil marriages if the church they belong to recognizes the union.

January 17, 2011

Lets Talk About Locker room Etiquette ( Behind the Scenes of Gay)

by Accidental Bear

I have had discussions on this topic and usually find myself on the other side as everyone else. Lets have a grown up talk about gay mens behavior in the locker room. Putting internal homophobia, body issues and the excuse that men are just animals and need sex aside. What are your observations in the locker room ( No, this isn’t going to be a discussion about size queens) Often I have found myself  irriatated by the complete lack of discretion by my gay brothers. Most people are there to work out, shower and get on with their business. On the other hand some guys stand in mirror and shave for an hour , while their naked peters press against the sink ( not sanitary, no debate), other walk around with bright red peters they have obviously lathered up far to long. Just because Im gay ,  I have to be ok that the guy in shower across from me is making tweaker gestures at me with his face  while he jacks off 4 feet from me? As an “adult” gay male, I know sex happens in ALL SORTS of places( I’ve tried most) including gym steam room amongst a long list. I’ve been told, ” This is what happens at a gay gym”. This furiates me because , its a gym with regular gym fees, weight machines and treadmils, NOT gay machines, gay fees ( unless they are sneaking them in, hmmm), gay showers etc.

I believe in the utimate disretion. So imagine, after an intense , focussed work , a gym member  taking a quick rinse to get back to work, is stalked and RUDELY gawked ( not just a friendly, Hey nice ass gesture with his eyes) at by a  troll of sorts ( of any age or race)  jacking off using  free soap provided by gym, and then after not taking the hint of his  shower mate  for being NOT  interested, the shower cruiser doesn’t disarm and keeps masturbating. Who would be at fault if the stroker got punched in the face?

Many of the places I have lived across the US I encountered  bizarre incidences in steam rooms where a guy has taking the liberty to make awkward advances without thought or concern at who is around. This is not being prude and I am all about sexual liberty and freedom, but at some point, common sense, compassion of those around you, common decency all need to be considered.

Now, how do you feel gays?

DISCUSS


December 22, 2010

Barney Frank: Gays Don’t Get Ourselves Dry Cleaned

by Accidental Bear

Barney Frank, you are the Smartest Homosexual that I don’t Know!

Fyi, Barney your lisp is CUTE

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December 18, 2010

Senate Repeals ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – NYTimes.com

by Accidental Bear

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is Repealed   By monkeypuzzle

A significant step towards ensuring full citizenship rights to all Americans, via [NYTimes]: “The Senate on Saturday struck down the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military, bringing to a close a 17-year struggle over a policy that forced thousands of Americans from the ranks and caused others to keep secret their sexual orientation.”