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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #465 on: October 06, 2016, 09:36:25 AM »
Re gay Civil War soldiers ...
This reminds me of Tom Wicker's novel, Unto This Hour, an epic (642 page) fictional account of events and people surrounding the battle of "Second Manassas," August 28-30, 1862.  His telling of how he came to write it (author's postscript) is worth the price of the book.  IMO.  A worthwhile read, which includes a "matter of fact" gay relationship between a corporal and a young orderly.
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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #466 on: October 06, 2016, 02:49:11 PM »
Anyone on Nixon's enemies list had to have been a great guy!

Here in Virginia including the name of the National Battlefield Manassas is used rather than Bull Run.

It seems to be the pattern in National Park areas that Confederate victories are given the Southern name, and Union victories the Northern.

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« Reply #468 on: January 11, 2017, 10:45:36 AM »

Nice!

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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #469 on: April 06, 2017, 04:12:26 PM »
Still can't get enough of stuff like this. Such a far cry from just a few years ago.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/04/adorable-army-prom-photo-sure-make-smile/

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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #470 on: April 06, 2017, 04:30:33 PM »
Still can't get enough of stuff like this. Such a far cry from just a few years ago.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/04/adorable-army-prom-photo-sure-make-smile/

Yeah, makes me so happy to see progress in these halls of maleness.  Makes me wanna be time travel back about 40 years...
 
Did you see the photo a bit further down on that page?  WOW  :o   8)
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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #471 on: April 06, 2017, 05:09:57 PM »
Oh yeah!

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« Reply #472 on: April 07, 2017, 10:37:50 AM »

Good stuff!

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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #473 on: April 08, 2017, 01:37:35 AM »

Bad stuff:


Trump to Replace First Gay Army Secretary with Tennessee’s Most Anti-LGBT Lawmaker
by Zack Ford

When the Senate finally confirmed Eric Fanning to serve as Secretary of the Army last spring (six months after his nomination), he became the highest-ranking openly gay member of the Department of Defense. President Trump is reportedly selecting a successor who will be one of the most openly anti-LGBT people to fill the position.

Trump is expected to pick Tennessee gubernatorial candidate and state senator Mark Green (R) to be the new Secretary of the Army. As Nathaniel Frank detailed at Slate, Green is the lead sponsor of several of Tennessee’s many anti-LGBT bills. Here are some of the bills he’s pushing this session alone:

SB 127, which would ensure businesses can enforce discriminatory policies without facing any consequences from state or local government.

SB 771, which would require schools to discriminate against transgender students when it comes to bathrooms, locker rooms, and similar facilities.

SB 14, which would give teachers the right not to teach content that violates their conscience. This could easily be interpreted to mean that teachers would not have to provide accurate information about LGBT identities or that they would not have to protect LGBT students from bullying based on their identities.

Last year, Green also supported SB 1556, which is now a law protecting counselors and therapists from having to serve clients in ways that violate their consciences — i.e. so they don’t have to affirm LGBT people. He also led an effort to support a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s guidance protecting transgender students in schools.

https://thinkprogress.org/army-secretary-mark-green-ce68f0ba83e2


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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #474 on: April 08, 2017, 09:15:25 AM »
Yeah. Hope his views don't prevail.

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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #475 on: April 13, 2017, 05:26:09 PM »
What a real asswipe... there's a special place in hell for him and his kind.. Karma's a bitch.  V.

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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #476 on: May 05, 2017, 05:50:59 PM »

Back to good news:


Mark Green Withdraws as Trump’s Army Secretary Nominee, Citing ‘False and Misleading Attacks’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/02379a47c3a3

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I read a few articles posted about this. Nowhere does he say what is false or misleading.
Why resign otherwise?


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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #477 on: May 06, 2017, 08:45:54 AM »
Yay!

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Re: Gays and the Military - Life after DADT
« Reply #478 on: May 06, 2017, 10:00:40 AM »
^^^

Yes!

I read a few articles posted about this. Nowhere does he say what is false or misleading.
Why resign otherwise?

This reminds me of some dialogue:

A:  You've heard the rumors going around about you?

B:  Yes.  They're the worst kind of rumors. They're true rumors.