Bil Browning

Weekly Reader: Hippies, Hockey & HIV

Filed By Bil Browning | July 17, 2010 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Weekly Reader
Tags: Best blog posts, best of Bilerico, HIV/AIDS, Weekly Reader

This week we had two great pieces of news to report: charges again Lt. Dan Choi for chaining himself to the White House fence were dismissed plus Argentina became the first Latin America country to legalize same-sex marriage. hippie.jpgWhat else were we blogging about? Check out these other great posts from this week:

Sunday

NY Times: "Transgendered" People Who Don't Out Themselves Are Immoral Filed by: Dr. Jillian T. Weiss
Caster Semenya is competing internationally again Filed by: Alex Blaze

Monday

What married same-sex couples owe to hippie communes Filed by: Nancy Polikoff
Message heard: "The gAyTM is closed." So what now? Filed by: Joe Mirabella

Tuesday

Liars and thieves: JustGuys.net caught in the act Filed by: Matt Comer
More About Trans Healthcare: Sex Reassignment Surgery: When Things Go Wrong Filed by: Amy Hunter

Wednesday

Working For More Acceptance In Hockey Filed by: Gloria Nieto
Beyond Gay Marriage: the mainstreaming of the Gay Marriage Movement Filed by: R Conrad

Thursday

GetEqual: Attacking Friends & Ignoring Enemies Filed by: Bil Browning
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: A Milestone in the History of the Epidemic Filed by: Dan O'Neill

Friday

Georgia GOP Candidate Is Against Gay Adoption, Just Because Filed by: Dana Rudolph
Republicans side with Islamic fundamentalists against gays Filed by: Joe Mirabella

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Bill yes we understand that the charges against Lt. Choi were dropped but that is simply a civil matter. He is still facing discharge from the military for being gay. As are all LGBTQ soldiers who continue to be harassed. The letter that I wrote for our Lane County (Oregon)Commissioners, based on a resolution that was passed on 8 June 2010, asks that all soldiers previously discharged would be reinstated and back pay paid to them. At the very least we said that honorable discharges be granted if they chose not to continue in the Military.