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Sunday, April 14, 2013

(SPECIAL) Waking Up with Two Gay Marines!


 In his latest vid, Russ gives us "a day in the life" which turns out to be pretty ordinary, yet cutely compelling, Easter pizza and all.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

(OUTVIEW @ 4) Coverage that led to Change!

Adams at City Hall (2009)                Scott
Going Back to OUTview's first year in 2009, we focused on issues that we cared about and one by one change was happening. Our first Podcast on January 31, 2009 happened a month earlier than planned and MK had to jump through hurdles to get this special completed. This was the week that Portland was going through a firestorm with the Scandal of Mayor Sam Adams and his relationship with former intern, Beau Breedlove. It was revealed that Adams had lied during his Mayoral Campaign in 2007 about his relationship with Breedlove. Many (Including Oregon's Gay Publication, 'Just Out') was calling for Adams to resign. One Man, Elliot Young, Professor at Portland’s Lewis and Clark College, was one of the first to start the ‘Support Sam’ campaign. Young spent several days being interviewed by the local media and graciously accepted the invitation to chat with OUTview. Adams didn't resign, and after 2 failed Recalls, left City Hall feet first in December 2012.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

(MY VIEW) Women in Combat: The Lessons of Progress!

by Nathaniel Frank

Seemingly out of nowhere, the Pentagon announced this week that it would lift its ban on women in combat. Just like that. No years-long Washington lobbying campaign, no protracted national culture-war debate, no threats by conservatives in Congress to do everything humanly possible to block progress -- in other words, nothing like the decades-long fight the nation saw over letting gays and lesbians serve openly in the military.

The differences between the two political battles are stark, yet the substance of the two debates has great overlap. In both cases, advocates of equality pointed out that merit and ability to do the job should be more important than the cultural beliefs of one segment of society, and they showed that there was no research indicating that equal treatment harmed the military. Opponents of both open gays and women in combat cited concerns about military effectiveness, suggesting -- but never proving -- that reform carried great risk to the military and thus to national security.

(POP NEWS) Hillary's Slam; Butch: Returned; United; Completed; Attack; Brave; Libel; Deadly; Over; AAugh!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

(MY VIEW) A Salute to LGBT Veterans!

by Brian Stone

Our country may be divided on many things, but when it comes to our troops, we've made up our mind: national service should be rewarded with national praise. The LGBT community is fortunate to have great war heroes and veterans amongst our ranks.

Ever since 371 BC, when 300 gay hoplites from the Sacred Band of Thebes flanked and broke the Spartans in the Battle of Leuctes, the LGBT community has been proving our might in battle. The greatest conqueror of all time, Alexander the Great, was bisexual. And while ancient history provides us with plenty of examples in military greatness, our modern era is filled with LGBT heroes as well.

Great American LGBT veterans include Marines like Eric Alva, the first man seriously injured in Iraq. Alva continued to fight as a veteran, working for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Thanks to veterans like him, I can count myself among a generation of veterans who served before, during and after repeal.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

(TIME-Warp) Patrick Murphy Celebrates One Year Anniversary Of DADT's Repeal!

DADTOneFormer Congressman Patrick Murphy, the moderate Democrat instrumental in Don't Ask, Don't Tell's repeal, reflected on the one year anniversary of the discriminatory law's demise this week at The Daily Beast.

"On September 20th, we mark the first anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," Murphy writes. "We recognize the thousands of troops who were unfairly targeted by the policy and thank them for their service to our nation. We take a moment to celebrate the fact that our military has made historic progress in the march toward full equality for all men and women."

Saturday, September 22, 2012

(OUTview TV) FROM 2009 PODCAST: MK's Exclusive with Eric Alva and Nathaniel Frank on DADT Repeal!!

This Past week was the 1 year anniversary of the official ending of Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, so this week I wanted to focus on one of OUTview's crowning achievements with an EXCLUSIVE discussion on DADT from way back in 2009. This was my 3rd Podcast for Q-Radio but it truly launched the OURview Series.

Friday, January 13, 2012

(Marriage News Watch): Meet Stephen Hill, Soldier Who Asked Santorum About DADT, & his Husband Josh!

by Matt Baume

Stephen Hill made history when he asked the Republican Presidential candidates if they would circumvent the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell -- and then drew boos from the audience. In that moment, Stephen's 20-year military career took a backseat to a national conversation about Republican animosity towards LGBT service members. So, who really IS Stephen? What's his husband Josh like, and how did they decide together to submit that question? Why did they make the risky choice to get married before the repeal of DADT, and what's the significance of their awesome matching tattoos? All these questions and more shall be answered as we meet the delightful couple behind the question that changed the race for President.
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