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National news notes

Here are just a few items from around the U.S.: Organization calls for release of trans woman raped in ICE custody PHOENIX, Az. — Trans and queer undocumented immigrants from the Arcoiris Liberation Team and the Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant … Continue reading

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BACH for the holidays …. and beyond

I have been out of the office, on vacation, since Dec. 22, and when I got back to work today and started wading through the thousands of emails in my inbox, I found one from Hank Henley, asking if we … Continue reading

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Soldier commits suicide after being bullied — and the soldiers who bullied him face criminal charges

Eight U.S. Army soldiers are facing charges including involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, assault, dereliction of duty, reckless endangerment, communicating a threat, maltreatment and making a false officials statement after having allegedly bullied and hazed another soldier until he was driven … Continue reading

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A call for ad rates made us realize we had been the victim of discrimination

The Dallas Voice classified department received a call today from an agency asking for rates. That’s not unusual. But the client was an unexpected one — the U.S. Army. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal law says that gays and … Continue reading

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‘Perform or provide’

DADT repeal gives progressive chaplains a chance to counter evangelical clergy in the military DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com When a soldier recently came to Chaplain Chris Antal, a lieutenant in the Army National Guard in New York and … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: Marriage advances in Maryland; DADT training under way; Britney Spears video

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. A Maryland Senate panel on Thursday advanced marriage equality legislation that now appears to have enough votes to pass the full chamber — but just barely. If the Senate approves the measure, … Continue reading

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Army Wants $2500 Back from Dan Choi Because He Was Discharged for Being Gay

He's not paying it. An open letter to Obama from Lt. Dan Choi, via email and Twitter: Dear Mr. President: Today I received a ,500 bill from your Defense Department Finance and Debt Services. Specifically, you claim payment for "the unearned … Continue reading

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Queer Music News: Melissa Etheridge does Broadway; Elton John shows off new baby

• Billboard reports that Melissa Etheridge will step into Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s role in the Broadway rock musical American Idiot. The show is based on the band’s landmark album. Armstrong agreed to do the show himself for a … Continue reading

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Video: ‘Emasculating’ and ‘gaying down’ the army so the terrorists will win

(via: Joe.My.God) Social issues taking up time and budget? THEN. STOP. TURNING. OURT. LIVES. INTO. AN. “ISSUE”! Good As You

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WND Claims Army Colonel Has Requested To Be Relieved Of Command Over DADT

Christianist website World Net Daily is claiming that an unnamed Army colonel has requested to be relieved of his command rather than serve under a repealed DADT. A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army has confirmed to WND that he … Continue reading

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