Lady Gaga Going to Portland, Maine to Protest 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell!'

Mon, September 20, 2010 2:55pm EST by 2 Comments

Gay soldiers deserve the same rights as straight ones — and we’re glad to see that Lady Gaga is in the ring ready to punch above her weight to support them!

Here’s the news: Lady Gaga announced on Twitter today that she’s going to Portland, Maine today to sing at a rally protesting the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

She’s scheduled to sing at a Servicemembers Legal Defense Network event near the University of Southern Maine’s campus in Portland, Maine. Specifically, the rally is targeting the state’s US Senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both Republicans, and attempting to sway their votes to repeal the policy.

We applaud Gaga’s sense of political justice, even though she might realize that as one of the world’s most polarizing stars (see Meat Dress), she’s just going to foment even more fervid anti-gay and anti-gays-in-the-military sentiment.

By getting behind this cause, she’s just giving her opposition — the Angry Right — even more ammunition.


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Posted at 5:22 PM on September 20, 2010  

Hey, the right isn’t monolithic. I’m a proud Tea partier and a huge fan of Lady Gaga. Many in the Tea Party movement are libertarian. We’re against big government – we want government out of our pockets and out of our bedrooms. I’m in favor of repealing DADT, even as an evangelical Christian. Christ never condemned anyone and never based salvation on identity, including homosexuality. He preached compassion. As Gaga says, Jesus loves everyone, period. No exceptions. So, I think you’re incorrect to say that she hurts the gay rights movement by speaking up. Even if she is largely preaching to the converted, she is activating people. I, for one, called my senators to back the repeal of DADT after hearing her plea (I didn’t know from main stream media that it was up for a vote.)

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Posted at 3:10 PM on September 20, 2010  

now you’re discriminating against GaGa?

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