Truly some ghetto shit. This video is NSFW. Titties flying all over the place.
As of 12:01am on Tuesday, the discriminatory law, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed and now openly gay men and women can now serve our country without hiding! Many thanks to President Obama and the congressmen and congresswomen who made it possible to repeal this law.
10 years ago, our lives were changed forever. Evil reared its ugly head! So many innocent lives lost for an extremist cause! But love conquers all and we as a nation and world will overcome this and won’t allow the few that harbor evil to shake our resolve.
President Obama has certified the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” completing another major step in abolishing the 17-year policy.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, along with President Obama, had to sign a certification stating that GLBT individuals could serve openly in the military without disruption to their units.
There will now be a 60-day waiting period before the repeal is fully implemented.
HRC President Joe Solmonese released the following statement:
“For far too long, the ban on openly gay service members has harmed our security and tarnished our values. The President’s certification of repeal is a monumental step, not just for those forced to lie in order to serve, but for all Americans who believe in fairness and equality.
“There are many people who brought this historic day to fruition starting with the President’s tremendous leadership and the steadfast allies in Congress who refused to give in to the lies and fear mongering. Additionally we thank all of the brave men and women who have continued to wear the uniform under a policy that forced them to hide who they are. The end of that shameful time is thankfully near.”
Don Lemon, the weekend anchor of CNN, officially came out the closet last night in a heartfelt press release. This is major due to the fact that very few African/Latino Americans in the spotlight (i.e. news, sports, etc) openly admit they are gay. It was just back in September while interviewing youth who were members of Eddie Long’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church that Don admitted live on the air that he was molested as a child. He has a book coming out in June, titled “Transparent”, which will address his fear of coming out, racism, and more! I’ll definitely will be picking up the book!
“Today I chose to step out on faith and begin openly living my own truth. And let me say right up front that I hope many of you will be inspired to do the same thing in your daily lives. Some of the things I’ve chosen to reveal in my book Transparent were very difficult to share with even those closest to me.
There was a time when I was terrified of revealing these things to the person I love most in this world – my own mother. But when I finally mustered the courage to tell her that I had been molested as a child and that I was born gay, my life began to change in positive ways that I never imagined possible. Yet I still chose to keep those secrets hidden from the world. I, like most gay people, lived a life of fear. Fear that if some employers, co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members learned of my sexuality, I would be shunned, mocked and ostracized. It is a burden that millions of people carry with them every single day. And sadly, while the mockery and ostracizing are realized by millions of people every day, I truly believe it doesn’t have to happen and that’s why I feel compelled to share what I’ve written in Transparent.
As a journalist I believe that part of my mission is to shed light onto dark places. So, the disclosure of this information does not inhibit in any way my ability to be the professional, fair and objective journalist I have always been.
My book is dedicated to the memory of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who jumped to his death from a bridge after his dorm mates streamed his private business over the Internet for the world to see. Tyler might still be with us today if more gay men and women had chosen to live proudly and openly. It is also dedicated to the millions of young, gay people who believe they are alone when dealing with their own sexual identities. You are not alone! There are people, like me and many others, who are thriving in their personal and professional lives and although we sometimes have a hard time with it ourselves, we are here to show you by example that you too can overcome any obstacle as long as you stay strong and, most of all, stay alive.”
With love and honesty,
May 16, 2011
San-Francisco based Treasure Island Media is appealing three fines levied against the company for workplace safety violations by Cal/OSHA. The studio produces all-male condomless content. A story published on Friday by industry publication XBIZ pinged around the gay-media-gossip blogosphere over the weekend and said TIM was found in violation of workplace safety regulations by permitting its performers to engage in condomless sexual activity. The citations total more than $21,000, noting TIM “has not developed procedures for methods of compliance, including engineering controls and work practices; Hepatitis-B vaccination, post-exposure evaluation and follow up; communication of hazards to employees; and recordkeeping.” An agency safety engineer said the citations were not issued due to the presence of HIV-positive models; rather, it was “performers having unprotected sex and other technical issues.” TIM General Manager Matt Mason told XBIZ the company cooperated with Cal/OSHA’s investigation. “We have appealed the citations and participated in the informal conference process and expect to take the matter to a hearing in 2011 with an administrative law judge,” he said.