So tonight on NPR, I caught the discussion about gays in the military. It's just sad to hear decorated soldiers telling their stories about being stripped of honor simply because they came out. Stop calling it a policy! "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is an insipid way of saying Patriot Act. It mocks us right before our abiding little eyes. It's status quo; it's modus operandi; it's TMI in official (uni)form.
Do you kow how insulting it must be to put your life on the line for your country and to be told "okay freak you can die for us but just keep it in the closet?" Isn't Amerika about Truth, Justice and a certain kind of Way?
If it's Truth you want then get ahold of this. I'm a pooftah. And I hate hearing stories about your weekend barbecue if I can't tell you how my partner and I had a ball at the mall too. I hate using pronouns. I hate wearing (or not wearing) a ring and pretending.
I cannot be dishonest about something that was never my choice, whether you like it or not. It's time to admit that. This is not about preventing you from throwing up. This is about me not having to keep that bile in any longer.
PS - Happy Bastille Day!