Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Will Elizabeth Warren be the Next Senator...

for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts? After seeing this video, I'm REALLY hoping she will.

Superb. I've got chills.

Be afraid, Scott Brown. Be very afraid.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

DADT ends today...

The US Military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy - under which gay men and women were allowed to serve, as long as they were duplicitous and secretive about their personal lives, has finally come to an official end today.

I blogged on the Huffington Post and article in which I interviewed a gay former US Airman (and friend) who was discharged a decade ago under the policy.

"We walked down to the Colonel's office. I knocked. I had to salute, and then he read me my discharge orders. I didn't say anything at all."

Woltkamp's Colonel told him that he had the right to an attorney, and that they would help him find one. But he was informed that he had to sign away all other rights to representation. He was presented then and there with a paper to sign.

"I don't know why, I just signed the waiver. I thought I had to..."
Read the full article here.