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What happened?

Hey kids, I’m back! Sorry I went missing there–rough end-of-semester.  Now its done, and I’m back again ready to bring you all the Illinois and national LGBT political news! So… anything interesting happen while I […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 0

OPINION: Weren’t the Democrats to Blame for DADT in the 1st Place?

For those not old enough to remember, the passage of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) marked the first step on the road to what became known as “The Republican Revolution” of the 1990s.  With the […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 1
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Cindy McCain isn’t the battered spouse–we are

Poor Cindy McCain. John McCain locked her in a cage, took away all access to technology, sewed her mouth shut and–when all else failed–tranquilized her with heavy-duty animal tranq, usually reserved for elephants. All to […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 5
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Eat it, critics, OutServe HAS established chapters!

Without mentioning any names, someone voiced a little problem last week with a blog I posted at Bilerico a few months ago about the establishment of a new grassroots, safe and confidential network for gay, […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 0
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Kirk and Giannoulias: a clear contrast

Last night in their ABC 7 Chicago WLS-TV televised debate, Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias were asked about both “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and marriage equality. Though Kirk has a point about Federal interference with […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 0
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Worldwide injunction on #DADT discharges–what now?

After feeling disappointed last month over the McCain-led Senate filibuster of the Defense BIll that would have repealed the military ban on openly gay servicemembers, the gay political blog world (talk about niche!) is abuzz […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 1
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SNL Video begs question: is McCain the only American supporting DADT?

Is anyone but John McCain ACTUALLY in favor of keeping the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy? Listen to the audience just lap it up. In other news, the LGBT political community may have something other […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism, Topics 9 years ago 0
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DADT isn’t dead–just sleeping!

It seems like we lost the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” fight yesterday but, its important to remember the bill isn’t dead. There was no vote on the bill including DADT repeal, just a vote to vote. Here’s the 411 on what we did and didn’t lose yesterday in the Senate.

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 4
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LADY GAGA WANTS YOU TO CALL YOUR SENATOR!

The repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” could start today–unless you ignore this! From Rex Wockner: * SENATE VOTE ON DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL REPEAL IN A LITTLE OVER TWO HOURS * VOTE IS TOO […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 2
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How to create change: Lauren & Ellie

Two college girls make some noise in DC, and become two of America’s greatest straight allies–this is how you make change happen. Watch to the end!

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 0