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12,000 Flags To Mark Clinton’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Law

This is one of the topics we discussed on our GayPatriot’s America podcast last evening.

From an email from Log Cabin Republicans:

Log Cabin Republicans is proud to partner with Liberty Education Forum, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Servicemembers United (formerly Call to Duty) and the Human Rights Campaign for a three-day tribute on the National Mall to honor the 12,000 Americans who have been discharged under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law since its inception.

On November 30th, 2007, a three-day tribute will begin on the National Mall in our nation’s capital to coincide with the signing of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.  One American flag will be placed on the Mall (between 7th and 14th Streets) for
each discharged service member.  These flags will stand as a testament to the national security harm caused by this discriminatory law, and will serve as the backdrop for a series of events honoring LGBT service members, their sacrifice, and their fight to serve with dignity.

Interestingly, the Log Cabin email also asks for financial help:

Whatever you can contribute…$25, $50, $75, or any other amount…will help us purchase and place these American flags.  (Link here)

Not to mix apples with oranges… but how can LCR afford to run a high-profile broadcast TV ad campaign against Mitt Romney, but not afford to buy American flags for what seems to be a very good visual demonstration against this Clinton-era relic of a law.

Where ARE their priorities?  And why can Tim Gill cough up money so easily for TV ads, but not for American flags??

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

We Need Your Votes for the 2007 Weblog Awards

The 2007 Weblog Awards
Hey everyone!  I’m happy to report that for the fourth year in a row – GayPatriot.org is a finalist in the Best LGBT Category for the 2007 Weblog Awards. 

VOTE NOW!

Just a reminder: it is a QUICK voting schedule this year — the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas, Nov. 8.  (Dan, you will have to go…. I’ll be in Hawaii next week!) 

My fellow nominees in the category are:

  • Republic of T
  • Pam’s House Blend
  • Joe My God
  • Average Gay Joe  (yeah!!!!!!!!!)
  • Susie Bright’s Journal
  • The Bilerico Project
  • Keith Boykin
  • Fetch me my axe
  • Mombian
  • Congrats to all!   Pam’s House Blend is the reigning champ in this category.  And it is VERY nice to see some new blogs on the list this year.

    -Bruce (GayPatriot)