Ready for duty: Gays, lesbians who le...

Ready for duty: Gays, lesbians who left military due to 'don't ask, don't tell' hope to return

There are 15 comments on the WGHP story from Dec 23, 2010, titled Ready for duty: Gays, lesbians who left military due to 'don't ask, don't tell' hope to return. In it, WGHP reports that:

Joseph Rocha reported being cruelly hazed by Navy colleagues. Katherine Miller resigned from West Point halfway through, weary of concealing her sexual orientation.

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flyboy

Richmond, VA

#1 Dec 23, 2010
DOMA needs to be REPEALED. These men and women are going off overseas, and NOT receiving their rightful benefits and legal protections. LGBT people are not going to die in vain. We aren't going to be good enough to die for America but not good enough to be seen as true equals. The fight is not over. Keep standing tall and standing brave against anti-equality forces.

Remember to say thank you every single LGBT troops who have served, currently serving and have died for our country, and also those who are willing to serve for such a country. You are all so brave and true patriots.
Gay Dude

Modesto, CA

#2 Dec 24, 2010
I just can't WAIT to join the military now! The thought of so many hot young guys in uniform drives me nuts!!:)
BInformed

Bay City, MI

#3 Dec 24, 2010
Before joining the military I suggest reading up on it.

The facts are a lot of what they promise people in terms of college, job benefits, etc. never materialize for most. There are very stringent requirements for receiving any college benefits and they only apply to degrees that are military-related. So it's not really worth it for college benefits unless you are planning on making the military your whole life's career, in which case, good luck.

Not that there aren't other reasons to join the military, but if you just want to join because you feel you could use the college benefits or job benefits give it a second thought, and when researching don't just ask recruiters(the law authorizes them to stretch the truth considerably to get recruits) and don't just look at government and military websites for your information.
Robby

Versailles, KY

#4 Dec 24, 2010
flyboy wrote:
DOMA needs to be REPEALED. These men and women are going off overseas, and NOT receiving their rightful benefits and legal protections. LGBT people are not going to die in vain. We aren't going to be good enough to die for America but not good enough to be seen as true equals. The fight is not over. Keep standing tall and standing brave against anti-equality forces.
Remember to say thank you every single LGBT troops who have served, currently serving and have died for our country, and also those who are willing to serve for such a country. You are all so brave and true patriots.
Denny Meyer wrote this before they repealed DADT now he is working to get DOMA repealed. There is no way of knowing how many gay people died in combat in all the wars we have had but they died for the idea that everybody is equal and has the same rights , even tho they were denied that same thing. That is the definition of a hero imo.

"In the late 1970s, in San Francisco, at an early Pride festival, I met Leonard Matlovitch who had served heroically in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. In the early 70s he'd written a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force, proclaiming that he was gay. He was promptly dishonorably discharged. And so many others with his courage had the same result when they bravely were honest in simply saying who they were. In the summer of 2005 Sgt. Robert Stout took shrapnel in combat in Iraq. He was the epitome of a fresh faced blond American soldier and his superiors decided to award him his purple heart in front of the news media. Sgt. Stout stood stoic and patriotic, and then announced that he wanted to continue to serve but wanted to do so honestly and openly as a gay man. He was not allowed to reenlist. The list of victims of this ideological discrimination would fill a phone book, as it continues to this day at a rate of two discharges per day, over eleven thousand in the past 13 years alone."
Gay Dude

Modesto, CA

#5 Dec 24, 2010
BInformed wrote:
Before joining the military I suggest reading up on it.
The facts are a lot of what they promise people in terms of college, job benefits, etc. never materialize for most. There are very stringent requirements for receiving any college benefits and they only apply to degrees that are military-related. So it's not really worth it for college benefits unless you are planning on making the military your whole life's career, in which case, good luck.
Not that there aren't other reasons to join the military, but if you just want to join because you feel you could use the college benefits or job benefits give it a second thought, and when researching don't just ask recruiters(the law authorizes them to stretch the truth considerably to get recruits) and don't just look at government and military websites for your information.
Who the hell cares? I already have a college degree. The main reason for me to join is to be surrounded by loads of really hot young guys, and hopefully be having constant sex!:)
Robby

Versailles, KY

#6 Dec 24, 2010
Gay Dude wrote:
<quoted text> Who the hell cares? I already have a college degree. The main reason for me to join is to be surrounded by loads of really hot young guys, and hopefully be having constant sex!:)
Why do you have to smear the military like this and gay people just to get sex ? They are doing a job that is nothing to do with sex , you can get that without being in the military. what you are saying is the reason they gave for not wanting gays in the military and you are turning it in to a joke, and it is not a joke.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#7 Dec 24, 2010
Gays should be on the front line.
DuDa

United States

#9 Dec 24, 2010
I SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMY FOR 8 YEARS !! EVERYONE KNEW I WAS GAY! I DID MY JOB! I HAVE A HONORABLE DISCHARGE WITH FULL BENEFITS! HELL, SOME OF MY FELLOW SOLDIERS, USE TO SET ME UP WITH OTHER GUYS!!
PLEASE DISREGARD THE IGNORANCE THAT'S BEING TYPED IN HERE.... THEY ARE ATTENTION SEEKERS.. AND COULD'NT GET A MAN IF THEIR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT
Join Free
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#11 Dec 24, 2010
CaptainCalm wrote:
Gays should be on the front line.
Didn't you die already? Well, you are dead mentally and soul wise, so I guess it's irrelevant.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#12 Dec 24, 2010
DuDa wrote:
I SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMY FOR 8 YEARS !! EVERYONE KNEW I WAS GAY! I DID MY JOB! I HAVE A HONORABLE DISCHARGE WITH FULL BENEFITS! HELL, SOME OF MY FELLOW SOLDIERS, USE TO SET ME UP WITH OTHER GUYS!!
PLEASE DISREGARD THE IGNORANCE THAT'S BEING TYPED IN HERE.... THEY ARE ATTENTION SEEKERS.. AND COULD'NT GET A MAN IF THEIR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT
Thank you for your service. Greatly appreciated.
keep it real

Dawsonville, GA

#13 Dec 24, 2010
BInformed wrote:
Before joining the military I suggest reading up on it.

The facts are a lot of what they promise people in terms of college, job benefits, etc. never materialize for most. There are very stringent requirements for receiving any college benefits and they only apply to degrees that are military-related. So it's not really worth it for college benefits unless you are planning on making the military your whole life's career, in which case, good luck.

Not that there aren't other reasons to join the military, but if you just want to join because you feel you could use the college benefits or job benefits give it a second thought, and when researching don't just ask recruiters(the law authorizes them to stretch the truth considerably to get recruits) and don't just look at government and military websites for your information.
You are a sorry, miss-informed, ignorant and very uneducated person. Don't put your reason for not even qualifying to be able to join. The target age group in America(18 to 34) is 75 percent un able to join. You are apart of that 75. You need to look at your self and ask what I can do to support my country when I'm unable to join. Don't insult peoples (that are considering the military) intelligence, saying that they make uninformed decisions. Grow up.
BInformed

Bay City, MI

#14 Dec 25, 2010
DAMNIT!

I had such a great post. Topix is so unpredictable with whether the submit button will even work.

I can't retype all that.

Here's a link proving the facts I spoke of.

http://www.alternet.org/world/62945

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#15 Dec 26, 2010
flyboy wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't you die already? Well, you are dead mentally and soul wise, so I guess it's irrelevant.
Jesus invented AIDS and we praise him for it.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#16 Dec 26, 2010
CaptainCalm wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus invented AIDS and we praise him for it.
Unfortunately for you, your version of Jesus doesn't actually exist. You're just hearing voices, as you are mentally ill.

“I'm not gay, I'm celisexual!”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#17 Dec 26, 2010
CaptainCalm wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus invented AIDS and we praise him for it.
Please stop blaspheming. Thank you.

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