Gay Soldiers Affected by DADT Escort Lady Gaga to VMAs

Monday, September 13, 2010


Lady Gaga made an epic appearance last night at MTV’s Video Music Awards show.

The passionate gay rights advocate arrived wearing a dress designed by the late Alexander McQueen that surely made even Cher smile. But it wasn’t Lady Gaga’s frock that made me happy.

Gaga’s chaperones were a group of service members affected by the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, sources confirmed to The Advocate.

The four service members were identified as Katie Miller, a top West Point cadet who resigned in August to protest the discriminatory law. Maj. Mike Almy, an Air Force officer who was discharged in 2006 and who testified in the Federal challenge to the policy. David Hall, a former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and finally, Stacy Vasquez, Army sergeant first class, who was also discharged as a result of DADT.

Last week, a Federal judge in California last week ruled DADT violates the First Amendment and due process rights of gay and lesbian soldiers. Over the next month, all eyes will be on President Obusha to see if he’s foolish enough to direct his Justice Dept. to defend the viciously homophobic military policy.

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12 Responses to Gay Soldiers Affected by DADT Escort Lady Gaga to VMAs

  1. Matteo says:

    The country continues to evolve on gay rights, and even some Republican candidates now support gay marriage.

    But not the president. Mr. Obama is stuck in a time warp as the national dialogue leaves in behind.

  2. Joe in Colorado says:

    Good on Lady Gaga. ^5^ to her!

  3. Rachel says:

    Love Lady Gaga. ‘Bad Romance’ is one of my favorite songs. She’s really fearless and totally outspoken when it comes to gay rights. She’s of this generation and in the moment. I like her even more after her appearing at the VMAs flanked by men and women victimized by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

  4. Scott Dancer says:

    Obama and the Democrats will get DADT repealed but it won’t be the result of legislation.

    A repeal measure will be attached to an upcoming defense appropriation bill. The GOP will be backed into a corner on it. If they vote “No,” the Democrats can play politics and say the Republicans hate the troops.

    Obama will take credit for delivering on a campaign promise and the awful policy will become history.

  5. VicoDANIEL says:

    It’s a sad day for America when a pop star shows more passion and leadership on an issue of enormous import to the gay community than the Democratically controlled House or Senate, and for that matter, the president.

    Since January, 2009, when Obama was sworn in, and the Democrats ruled the roost, the lack of support and leadership on LGBT issues has been nothing short of appalling. Yet, these are the very men and women who want us to write checks and go to the polls to reelect them in November?

    I’m going to stay home in November if things don’t dramatically turn around with the current members of Congress. Let them drown for all I care and that goes for Obama too.

    vicodaniel1987@yahoo.com

  6. DMason says:

    I missed it. I watched the season finale of True Blood so I have to see the program on In Demand. I am a huge Lady Gaga fan and I appreciate her ardent and unapologetic support. She walks the walk on gay and lesbian rights. I’ll tell you, if DADT isn’t repealed by 2012, I promise to vote for Obama’s challenger. I am over these lying politicos who promise the world and deliver a turd.

  7. R.J. says:

    I totally missed this because the VMAs were tape delayed on the West Coast and I was too busy laughing at the Dallas Cowboys trying to find the end zone.

  8. Harry says:

    Gaga has Cher’s fashion sense, Sandra Bernhardt’s fearlessness on politics, and a better singing voice than Amy Winehouse.

  9. Vivzzz says:

    If President Obama had just 10% of Lady Gaga’s spine, I would be pleased. She’s a true icon for the values of her generation. I salute the Gaga and may she shame the cowards in Washington who run this country.

  10. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    The movement needs more Lady Gagas. She rocks.

  11. DMason says:

    Lady Gaga is fabulous. She can sing well and she has excellent political instincts. I wish the First Lady would speak out about DADT instead of her harping about what we put in our mouths. She’s getting as tired as her husband.

  12. joe says:

    Good for her ;^)
    Sasha baron cohen once made the remark, after having filmed ‘Bruno’, that “homophobia is the last form of bigotry that’s still socially acceptable.” Maybe someday that’ll change.

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