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KingOfLostSouls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-12-10 11:06 PM
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Lady Gaga's VMA Escorts All Victims of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy
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Source: Gather.com

When Lady Gaga walked the red carpet at the 2010 MTV VMA's tonight, her escorts served a purpose far beyond walking the singing sensation to her destination.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

According to Popeater, Lady Gaga's escorts at tonight's VMA's were all "ex-servicemen who were all discharged or left the military as the result of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy."

"I'm here for a very, very important cause tonight," Lady Gaga said. "These are all my friends and they are with SLDN.org, which is an organization that was founded in 1993 under the reaction to the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policies. Their stories are very inspiring and there's so much we can do right now."

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was a policy activated under the presidency of Bill Clinton. It basically advised gays and lesbians to keep their sexuality quiet, and all would be well while they served in the military. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is one of several current administrators who are actively seeking to bring an end to the policy. President Obama is awaiting a decision from Congress.


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"No one person is more valuable than another person," she added, prior to concluding her stroll on the red carpet.

Read more: http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=2...



it kinda says something when a celebrity is more socially conscious and brave than our elected officials on instituted discrimination as an issue.
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