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!! OMG, My Hero: Lt. Dan Choi !!

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You might have noticed last week that I didn’t write about Lt. Dan Choi, the gay military officer who chained himself to the White House in protest of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Honestly, I wasn’t really sure how I felt about the whole thing. While I certainly hate both Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the HRC, there’s something about chaining yourself to a monument that seems a little unnecessarily self-aggrandizing to me. But Choi’s latest interview in Newsweek is pure gold. I completely love this man! Who cares if he’s self-aggrandizing? He might be Gay Jesus!
Says Choi:

Within the gay community so many leaders want acceptance from polite society. I think there’s been a betrayal of what is down inside of us in order to achieve what looks popular, what look enviable. The movement seems to be centered around how to become an elite. There is a deep schism [in the gay-rights movement], everyone knows this. But this shouldn’t be about which group has better branding. There is a tremor right now in every gay and transgender youth that these groups are not grasping. I would say to them–you do not represent us if all you are looking for is a ladder in to elite society…

They say freedom is not free, but it doesn’t have to cost anything either. Jesus up on the cross did not have a party with all his major donors to raise money for his cause, his cross was free. Ghandi did not need three-course dinners and a cocktail party to get his message out. These are people who sacrificed their lives. For them it was hemlock, a cross, the bullet that shot Harvey Milk … it was not the size of their distribution list, but their message that endured…


[Newsweek via Queerty]

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!! OMG, She Gets Ready: Courtney Love !!


Courtney Love can always be counted on for an entertaining ramble! Here she talks about her makeup, her “sick” vintage dealer, making ruffles out of Kurt’s old shirts, and offers her help to Ke$ha.
Of course, the most interesting part of the whole thing is the fact that the folks at Nylon TV have chosen to use the song Baseball Bat in the background. Students of 90’s indie/ladymusic effluvia will instantly recognize Baseball Bat as the work of Courtney Love the band— a band that Courtney Love the person (real name: Courtney Michelle Harrison) was never in. Did Nylon just get confused or are they purposely trying to piss Courtney off? If it’s the latter, they’re some brave f*ckers over there. Considering the fact that she’s scarier than Charles Manson and has more black magic at her command than Stevie Nicks, I personally would try to stay on her good side.
[Via Jezebel]

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