“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female… I hope that you will support me in this transition.”
“So we sit down and I pull out my life’s timeline and Officially Official Documents like WAH-BOOM! How you like them apples??”
“Will I have to leave my boxer briefs at home in lieu of high-waisted, thin, cotton lady panties under my kick ass uniform during Basic Training?”
Here’s the deal: I both like and am my body. I am a girl, ergo I have a girl’s body. It’s neat. You know what I think helped me to be comfortable with my body more than anything else? The US Army.
Those crazy kids are always up to something. Here’s this week’s roundup.
A newly introduced bill would protect the “speech and actions” associated with religious belief, which could mean less protection for those affected by the speech and action.
“Do u think part of the reason gay rights has moved forward while women’s rights backwards is b/c gay rights includes men’s rights?”
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has announced that the Pentagon will start providing some benefits to same-sex couples in the military. Bravo! Baby steps.
Badass former Marine and out athlete Liz Carmouche will be a part of history when she takes on Ronda Rousey in the UFC’s first women’s Mixed Martial Arts title fight on February 23rd.
On January 7th it was announced under a legal settlement that military members who were discharged without full separation pay under DADT will now be fully compensated with the remainder of their pay.
Thirteen years ago, Chuck Hagel called an ambassador “aggressively gay.” Now, Hagel is Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Defense.
A gay person said this: “as [Romney’s] record as Governor of Massachusetts suggests, will not waste his precious time in office with legislative attacks on LGBT Americans.”
In which there are actual consequences for the hazing and harassment of a gay sailor.
DADT’s being repealed doesn’t mean that same-sex couples will be treated equally on base or off.
Because supporting gay pride is very much like burning the Koran, somehow?
In which people are irrationally insulting to female servicemembers.
Everyone should have a lesbian homecoming kiss this sweet.
Look, we all were hoping this wasn’t true but it is: the Republican candidates for president are completely and totally obsessed with us, and it’s super awkward. They just won’t let the gay thing go. Ever. Seriously.
Bradley Manning is being tried for leaking files to WikiLeaks after 19 months of imprisonment, and the military is arguing that his being gay is “irrelevant.”
“We are only asking for fair and equitable treatment as a recognized family.”