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Lady Gaga Meets with Service Members Discharged Under DADT

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On Tuesday night, Lady Gaga met with former service members and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) clients David Hall, former Air Force Staff Sergeant fired under DADT; Danny Hernandez, former Marine Lance Corporal who was also fired under DADT; Katie Miller, a top West Point cadet who resigned in August to protest the discriminatory law; and Stacy Vasquez, former Army Sergeant, First Class, who was fired under DADT.

She also pitched the need for DADT repeal before performing in the "Monster Ball" at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

Said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network: “Lady Gaga’s recognition of these fine patriots casts a spotlight on the unjust burden that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ imposes upon the brave men and women who defend our country every day, and further underscores why the Senate must swiftly act to get rid of this despicable law for good. With expected votes on the Senate floor later this month, advocates of open service still have time to contact both their senators and urge them to show support for all our veterans by voting to end DADT.”

SLDN also issued an action alert for the public yesterday (which hopefully has been given some momentum and pressure by last night's decision in California) urging them to call senators. Details are HERE.

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  1. In the first paragraph, there is a part that reads: "Army Sergeant, First Class". Sergeant First Class is all one rank, no comma needed.

    Posted by: Jake Orlando | Sep 10, 2010 10:36:01 AM


  2. Where are all the homos spewing vitriol about GaGa on this post?

    Posted by: Christopher | Sep 10, 2010 10:57:21 AM


  3. Love her music or hate it, she's done more for gay rights than Obama has.

    Posted by: Dagoril | Sep 10, 2010 2:09:41 PM


  4. love her !

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Sep 10, 2010 2:55:25 PM


  5. Or: Lady Gaga Meets with Current, Future Ticket & Album Buyers.

    It's very silly to conflate a clever marketing ploy with activism.

    Posted by: Jonah | Sep 10, 2010 5:42:44 PM


  6. Lady CaCa continues her fag hag act...is she going to meet that lost soul Brad Manning down in the brig in VA? Is she offering to pay for any of his legal fees?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 10, 2010 8:06:09 PM


  7. She's doing more for the gay community then HRC with their Obama obsession.

    @Jonah ... what world do you live in?

    Posted by: Hyacinth | Sep 10, 2010 8:11:14 PM


  8. Jonah is right...she's an act....a facile act created by a marketing team.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 10, 2010 8:19:42 PM


  9. Gaga could singlehandedly cure AIDS and achieve marriage equality and you queens would still complain about her exploiting the gay community for commercial gain.

    I'm sorry, but what has Madonna or anyone else with a modicum of celebrity status done for the gay community recently?

    Gaga donates $20,000 per concert to an LGBT teen homeless organization. She marched on DC and spoke at the equality rally. And she constantly advocates for our community. What the hell else do you want her to do!?

    Posted by: SKOC211 | Sep 11, 2010 1:07:30 PM


  10. I don't call that a flattering photo...unless she's going for a Diane Arbus look...

    Posted by: MarkDC | Sep 11, 2010 1:32:44 PM


  11. SKOC211:

    I don't have the time to check your facts regarding Lady CaCa so I'll take them at face value. I'm happy for the homeless shelter.

    I still believe she's essentially nothing more than a contrived $ making marketing creation and her fag hag bit is part of the act. Her people of course know who a disproportionate level of her clientele are, etc., etc.,...

    It's also insulting to be constantly bombarded in gay oriented media with lame ass chicks who dress up like dudes in bondage / S&M drag like CaCa and Madonna, as stereotypical shit that gay men are suppose to all dig; and through cheesy Broadway musicals and old movie and tv actresses into the mix. This shit is tedious.

    And I'm not a 'queen' asshole.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 11, 2010 6:41:38 PM


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