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Wikileaks and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: A Gay Love Story

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The mainstream media is catching on to the fact that PFC Bradley Manning of Wikileaks fame is gay. The New York Times wonders whether Manning’s childhood and teen years as a gay man were part of what led him to release thousands of pages of classified military documents – we wonder whether it might not be a little more complicated than that. What does it mean to betray a country that treats you as a second class citizen?


Valedictorian Calls Out U.S. School System, Brainwashed Students, Herself

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Erica Goldson, valedictorian of Coxsackie-Athens High School, used her graduation speech to deconstruct the institution rewarding her. Must read & process: “Now, I have successfully shown that I was the best slave. I did what I was told to the extreme. While others sat in class and doodled to later become great artists, I sat in class to take notes and become a great test-taker.”


Sofia Black D’Elia Will Play Lesbian “Tea” in MTV’s Skins US, is a Shoo-In for AfterEllen’s 2011 Hot 100

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MTV’s Skins US announced its cast and Sofia Black D’Elia will be playing the lesbian charcter, Tea. Also, weird lesbo hugs for Queen Latifah and her girlfriend I MEAN ‘trainer’, bizarre lesbian advice in the Daily Star, Lady Gaga’s stage dive at Lolla, Judge Walker’s post-trial party, Jane Lynch’s SNL hosting gig and NOM’s sucky summer.