Archive for November, 2010

Don’t Ask, DREAM activists unite

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Groups treat the two issues as complementary, not competitive. By Ambreen Ali When the debate over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell derailed the defense authorization bill in September, it also quashed the hopes of young immigrants pushing for the DREAM Act. But instead of becoming rivals, the two camps of activists banded together. As the Senate  Read More »

A Final Push To Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Monday, November 29th, 2010

by Liz Halloran Alex Wong/Getty ImagesGay-rights activists and gay veterans handcuff themselves to the fence of the White House during a Nov. 15 protest calling for an end to the ban on openly gay Americans serving in the military. November 29, 2010 The fate of the 17-year-old law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which  Read More »

GetEQUAL is Part of “The Best of 2010″

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

GetEqual Confronts the White House (Story #25) Our hat’s off to Kathy Griffin. But March 18 wasn’t her day to rule the gay news cycle. While the comedian and gay rights supporter spoke at a large Washington, D.C., rally to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell,” members of the direct action group GetEqual were more interested  Read More »

‘Don’t Ask’ protesters target WH outreach

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Several of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” protesters who were arrested at the White House yesterday are keeping up their pressure campaign against the Obama administration with another demonstration tonight. According to LGBT rights group GetEQUAL, six of thirteen arrested protesters will picket tonight’s Common Purpose meeting — an ongoing, low-profile White House outreach effort  Read More »

GetEqual Protests the Veal Pen Re: DADT Repeal

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday November 16, 2010 5:21 pm Photo courtesy GetEqual. “Common Purpose” is the name for the Tuesday meeting of co-opted progressive DC-based organizations made famous by Rahm Emanuel’s charge that they were ‘fucking retarded‘ for running ads against ConservaDems who opposed Obama’s health-insurance-company bailout disguised as Health Care Reform. Jane Hamsher calls  Read More »

13 Activists Arrested at White House

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

By Editors Thirteen activists calling for the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” have been arrested for handcuffing themselves to the White House fence Monday afternoon. Among those arrested by the U.S. Park Police were former Army lieutenant Dan Choi and the Reverend Geoff Farrow, a Catholic priest who has spoken in favor of  Read More »

The Split-Screen Struggle Over Gay Rights

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Arianna Huffington Posted: November 15, 2010 09:07 PM Protesters chaining themselves to the White House gate today, objecting to what they called the “silent homophobia of those who purport to be our friends and do nothing,” capped a tumultuous few days in the fight to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — and the larger fight  Read More »

Thirteen People Arrested Today at White House in “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Protest

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

November 15, 2010 | 12:50 PM | By Jamie Reno 13 veterans, advocates arrested at White House today Three generations of American veterans and advocates were arrested today after handcuffing themselves to the White House fence to call for the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, and President Obama to make good on their promises  Read More »

Lieberman, Collins seek earlier release of Pentagon ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ report

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

November 15, 2010 Two influential senators who want repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy have called on the Pentagon to accelerate the release of a report examining the effects of such a sweeping change, and how it can be implemented. On Monday, Senators Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins, a Maine Republican,  Read More »

‘Don’t ask’ protesters arrested at White House

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The Associated Press Monday, November 15, 2010; 5:52 PM WASHINGTON — Park Police say 13 people including veterans have been arrested after handcuffing themselves to the White House fence to protest the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuals. Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser says the demonstrators were arrested at about 2:30 p.m.  Read More »