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Harry Reid Says He’ll Repeal DADT & Give Dan Choi’s West Point Ring Back. Like Soon-ish.

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Over the weekend, Dan Choi (recently discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell) approached Senator Harry Reid with a letter reminding him of his obligations to gay and lesbian American soldiers and delivering him his West Point ring to drive home the point. We have video coverage of their encounter and GetEqual’s protest, as well as the full text of Choi’s letter.

Television

Easy, Girls: L Word Fans Hurl Selves at Feet of Hailey, Moennig

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Autostraddle’s fearless guest correspondent Hayley braved hordes of screaming L word fans to bring you all the details of L7, the seventh convention for L Word fans, held in Birmingham, UK. Questions! Answers! Pet turtles! Ever wonder what Kate Moennig thought about Shenny or what Leisha Hailey has to say about Kate’s skills in the BOUDOIR? Read on, queers, so that you can sleep better at night knowing the answers.

Fashion/Style

Freja Beha Erichsen is Gay, Covers Vogue UK, Doesn’t Mention It But That’s OK

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THIS IS A FREJA BEHA POST. Jezebel thinks she’s gay and British Vogue is afraid of it; we think maybe it’s okay for interviews to sometimes be about other things sometimes. Also, science has now found the exact opposite of the Westboro Baptist Church, and it is the San Diego Comic Con. Thank you for all the inventive and refreshing signs, comic-con goers! Also, Marisa Meltzer wants to know where the Darias are at, transgender protections for housing in the US, more recognition of GLBTQ people in rural Ireland, and Thomas Beattie’s third child!

News + Politics Politics + Activism

DOMA ShMOMA: How MA Is Changing the Anti-Gay Marriage Game, One Case At a Time

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The Prop 8 trial isn’t the only federal litigation happening right now regarding the definition of marriage – two other cases are currently making their way through the federal courts in Massachusetts that challenge the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. Autostraddle’s Legal Eagle explains how this could be a real game-changer.

Music

Heard It On TV: AT&T and Nick Drake

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AT&T’s latest commercial features “From The Morning” by English singer-songwriter Nick Drake. Jess G.’s first encountered his music a decade ago on Young Americans, a TV series starring then-unknown actress Kate Moennig. How did you first discover Nick Drake?