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    2011 - 07.25

    This weekend, Ricky and I enjoyed a really great family reunion with my father’s side of the family.

    There were 3 uncles and three male cousins in attendance, with exactly one half in attendance being retired military. 1 uncle US Navy, 1 cousin Marines, and 1 uncle retired  US Navy Commander.

    My cousin the Marine takes alot of grief from the Navy guys.

    Anyway . . .

    Imagine the conversations that took place as Brad’s extended family gathered for cocktails Friday afternoon after President Obama signed off on the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t tell?

    There were almost as many toasts to Brad and Ricky as there were on the day we got married 5 years ago.

    Today’s Gay Agenda: Smirk every time I hear about some fat, white fundie talking about how excluding highly talented gay and men women from serving in our military is best for our country.

    Guess what? I know a few high caliber soldiers who think otherwise.


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    7 Responses to “Soldier on”

    1. You’re right. I found out very early that…just as we are stereotyped as gay people, we, too stereotype those who should be our allies – not always who you think! I’ve met so many rural, white older guys who made sure nobody messed with me as a teenager. I always thought the only support I’d find was in a big city with affluent sophisticates…not always true! It is true, though, you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover!

    2. Barbara Wang says:

      @Jonathan: So true! It always amazes me when I find that I have guessed totally wrong about someone else’s attitude in these matters. My Personal Agenda for today: Stop assuming anything based on stereotyping.

    3. Barb says:

      It’s been my experience that the loudest “experts” on what’s best for the military have never done more than play Call of Duty in their underwear on a Saturday night. DADT was never the answer. STFU and Live and Let Live is much better.

    4. Marie says:

      Friday was certainly a great day. It’s hard to believe that it’s taken society this long to accept gays in the military. Cheers!

      -Murray’s Momma