162 posts categorized "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL"
Football player Manti Te'o's dead GF story was a hoax.
HALF-COCKED: Right wing vs. any gun-control laws.
STRAIGHT SHOOTERS: General public likes Obama's plan.
Impeachment over gun control? Comparisons to Saddam!
Dan Savage & Merle Miller: On Being Different.
Martha Wash's new album is some kind of wonderful.
From DADT victim to Inauguration co-chair.
Evangelicals vs. Evangelicals on marriage equality.
Is Sebastian Stan tasty in Picnic?
I looove this unibrow. Love.
Channing Tatum is literally man candy.
Nick Youngquest unbuttons for Dorian.
Madonna's final MDNA gig suffers a power outage.
Are you in the market for a daddy saddle?
NRA's Wayne LaPierre: "Call me crazy." Okay.
Celebs for gun control.
Banana slicer's reviews a tad sarcastic.
20 pop hits of 2012 by Made in Brazil.
Colton Haynes & mommy make Santa sandwich.
Background on Romney's drive to be prez.
Charges against Lt. Dan Choi dropped.
I was excited to receive these images from Australian photographer Tatjana Plitt and am happy to share them in the above gallery. These are from a project she's been working on called Gay Warriors that captures portraits of same-sex couples who served under Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
As Plitt points out, the elimination of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, while a huge step, has not ended gay soldiers' problems thanks tot he existence of DOMA.
Plitt describes her work as paying "homage to the historic imagery of the 17th century marriage and family portraits," which I think comes across beautifully.
She hopes to conclude with at least 50 couples. If you like her work so far, please visit her Kickstarter and help her see it through.
Chexy chooses Franklin Pangborn as his Friday Face in honor of Veteran's Day—yep, the man who personified the cinematic sissy was a World War I hero. Fabulous! Seriously, fabulous to remember him in this way as a reminder that effeminacy is not a bad thing and is not necessarily a sign of weakness.
As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.
Of whom are you more jealous?
Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.
FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.
BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.
FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.
RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.
"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.
DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.
LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.
ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.
BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.
LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.
CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.
ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.
PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.
Video from their Q&A on October 8, 2011, in Burbank shows Burt Ward and Adam West (aka Batman and Robin) engaging in some sophomoric Don't Ask, Don't Tell banter when West's military service is discussed. Ward has a particularly interesting take on gay insinuations: "He who looks behind the door...has been there before..."
Video after the jump...