This video from the USA says about itself:
Bill Hicks – Gays in the Military
From the Stop the War Coalition in Britain:
Don’t ask, don’t tell – Bill Hicks and the truth about America’s wars
24 September 2010
The attempt to repeal the 17-year-old law that only lets gays and lesbians join the army if they hide their sexuality was blocked — even from being discussed — in the US Senate last week.
Gay rights groups, supported by pop star Lady Gaga, campaigned strongly for repeal of the notorious “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, arguing that it was an unconstitutional violation of the right to free speech. Under the law, 13,000 soldiers have been discharged from the military since 1993.
In 1993, the year the law was passed, the comedian Bill Hicks satirised army bigots and gave his own view of America’s wars.
This video of Hicks’s legendary sketch contains very strong language.
A Judge Rejects ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: here.
Fallout From Republicans Stopping The Repeal Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: here.
US homophobia drives youngsters to suicide: here.
- Great Video: The Big Electron (Featuring Bill Hicks and George Carlin) (rctrl.org)
- Laura Bruno – Bill Hicks And George Carlin, On The Perspective Needed Now – 8 October 2013 (lucas2012infos.wordpress.com)
Arrests after three tortured
United States: Outraged city leaders said that New York wouldn’t tolerate “vicious” homophobic hatred after a street gang allegedly beat and torture two teenage boys and a man inside an abandoned home over the course of several hours because they were gay.
Police arrested an eighth suspect in the beatings on Saturday, while a ninth remained at large.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that he was “sickened” by the violence, which involved one of the victims being sodomised with a plunger handle and hours-long torture of others.
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