President Obama's 20-minute live address (full transcript) from the White House at the "controversial" LGBT reception today (for the record, I would have gone—I respect those who wouldn't and those who would, so I guess I'm an unrepentant starfucker) was a historic first for a sitting president.
I like that he was more forceful on DADT, even though I agree with those who keep asking why he can't simply suspend DADT while looking for a way to get rid of it entirely:
"I believe Don't Ask, Don't Tell doesn't contribute to our national security, in fact, I believe, I believe preventing patriotic Americans from serving their country weakens our national security."
We should continue loudly pushing the Obama Administration, and cutting off funds is a good idea to my mind. But if we decide that his being too slow means we should cut him off entirely, who exactly do we talk to? We cut off the president, we cut off the Democrats, any gays who don't are cut off...? We decide Frank Kameny, Christine Quinn, Bishop Gene Robinson and the Shepards aren't on our side? WHO IS LEFT?
Another major score: Obama directly compared the gay-rights struggle to the struggle faced by African-Americans 50 years ago. That may be pooh-poohable by some, but it's pretty intense considering some in the black community resent that comparison, many of those same some are probably against gay rights and Obama is black himself.