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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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  -Lady Gaga's VMA Escorts All Victims of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy KingOfLostSouls  Sep-12-10 11:06 PM   #0 
  - not a Gaga fan but this is awesome  Skittles   Sep-12-10 11:14 PM   #1 
  - She is a standup GaGa!  immoderate   Sep-12-10 11:23 PM   #2 
  - i really didn't like her at first  eyeofdelphi   Sep-12-10 11:28 PM   #3 
  - like a rash.  Tunkamerica   Sep-12-10 11:41 PM   #7 
  - "If only she weren't so manufactured and plastic." Beggin' to disagree.  tuvor   Sep-13-10 01:53 AM   #11 
     - I'm not a huge fan, but I do recognize that she is quite sharp and talented.  Frank Cannon   Sep-13-10 08:49 AM   #13 
        - plastic as the Britney Spearses and Miley Cyruses  AlbertCat   Sep-13-10 06:20 PM   #29 
           - There's no comparison between Gaga and those two.  TexasObserver   Sep-14-10 12:41 AM   #52 
  - I don't like her music, but I like her statements. nt  Lisa0825   Sep-13-10 12:55 AM   #10 
     - ditto!!  CLANG   Sep-13-10 06:38 PM   #30 
     - I like her music and her statements  izquierdista   Sep-13-10 10:05 PM   #45 
        - I think she is very interesting, and I love what she has to say, but....  Lisa0825   Sep-13-10 10:27 PM   #49 
  - Findlay Ohio's  safeinOhio   Sep-12-10 11:33 PM   #4 
  - I am SO HAPPY Mz Thang gave KM a high profile.  Karenina   Sep-14-10 05:55 PM   #55 
  - Excellent idea.  krispos42   Sep-12-10 11:35 PM   #5 
  - She gave a shout out to them  KingOfLostSouls   Sep-12-10 11:36 PM   #6 
  - Can't say I'm a Lady Gaga fan  Wraith20878   Sep-13-10 12:25 AM   #8 
  - I'm very proud of her.  TexasObserver   Sep-13-10 12:51 AM   #9 
  - perhaps this is a new type of celebrity?  Javaman   Sep-13-10 08:34 AM   #12 
  - Lady Gaga's "DADT" Escorts ...  66 dmhlt   Sep-13-10 09:15 AM   #14 
  - I cannot stand her music I think her looks are silly but this is AWESOME!  xultar   Sep-13-10 09:18 AM   #15 
  - Don't they look Grand? Love me some GaGa! Nt  xchrom   Sep-13-10 09:09 PM   #39 
  - I love and adore Lady Gaga..I love to dance to her music and I love everything about her!!  flyarm   Sep-13-10 10:47 AM   #16 
  - "I dance...to lady Gaga"  awoke_in_2003   Sep-13-10 09:50 PM   #42 
  - You're not the only one  izquierdista   Sep-13-10 10:08 PM   #46 
  - wow just wow  dembotoz   Sep-13-10 11:00 AM   #17 
  - but she wouldn't support the prop 8 boycott -- that would cut off some income.  Hannah Bell   Sep-13-10 11:12 AM   #18 
  - I'm glad she has a social  femrap   Sep-13-10 12:34 PM   #19 
  - No one puts GaGa in anything.  Bluenorthwest   Sep-13-10 06:05 PM   #26 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-13-10 07:36 PM   #32 
     - Well, you were dismissing the fact that her freaking date was  Bluenorthwest   Sep-13-10 08:43 PM   #35 
  - Do you mean the Alexander McQueen shoes?  eleny   Sep-13-10 09:00 PM   #36 
     - I don't know what they're called....  femrap   Sep-13-10 11:09 PM   #51 
     - I googled McQueen....  femrap   Sep-14-10 09:32 AM   #53 
        - McQueen died in February of this year  eleny   Sep-14-10 04:38 PM   #54 
           - Guess not. nt  femrap   Sep-14-10 06:02 PM   #56 
  - I can't say I know her music or even that I have heard any  ooglymoogly   Sep-13-10 12:53 PM   #20 
  - Huge Gaga fan here. Love the music, the fashion and her politics, like described here.  stevenleser   Sep-13-10 04:03 PM   #21 
  - She's miles ahead of Lady Blah-Blah  Blue Owl   Sep-13-10 04:49 PM   #22 
  - she is such a freaking media creation  Hamlette   Sep-13-10 04:57 PM   #23 
  - She's a very talented artist.  Bluenorthwest   Sep-13-10 06:19 PM   #28 
  - just because you worship her, doesnt mean the rest of us hafta.  iamthebandfanman   Sep-15-10 12:54 AM   #57 
     - She has a very good voice and it is strong.  TexasObserver   Sep-15-10 04:30 AM   #58 
  - Artist?  GreenArrow   Sep-13-10 09:02 PM   #37 
     - Gee, convincing argument  Bluenorthwest   Sep-13-10 09:10 PM   #40 
        - Well, I generally like your posts on political subjects  GreenArrow   Sep-13-10 11:06 PM   #50 
  - rejecting what she has to say because of her shoes is hilarious! hahaha  KakistocracyHater   Sep-13-10 05:54 PM   #24 
  - This was great of her to do, but  Lilyeye   Sep-13-10 05:54 PM   #25 
  - now if we can just get her to realize meat isnt meant for wearing n/t  iamthebandfanman   Sep-13-10 06:15 PM   #27 
  - YES! - K&R n/t  DeSwiss   Sep-13-10 07:10 PM   #31 
  - Breaking News: Reid to schedule senate DADT vote next week  Tx4obama   Sep-13-10 07:53 PM   #33 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Sep-13-10 07:59 PM   #34 
  - Fuddy duddy here asking who? Good for her, whoever she is  uppityperson   Sep-13-10 09:04 PM   #38 
  - K&R  Jamastiene   Sep-13-10 09:13 PM   #41 
  - Sorry, Everytime I Think of Lady Gaga  iamjoy   Sep-13-10 09:51 PM   #43 
  - At least she is using her fame to promote good causes.  MrSlayer   Sep-13-10 10:02 PM   #44 
  - I love Rush, Queensryche, Dokken, etc. and I really like Bad Romance by her.  Divine Discontent   Sep-13-10 10:25 PM   #48 
  - AND she sang a sentence from an unknown song as part of her acceptance for the big award,  Divine Discontent   Sep-13-10 10:23 PM   #47 
 

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