Eyes of Babylon in New York

June 17th, 2011

By Jan Barry Jeff Key took the long road—via Iraq, a ditch in Texas and many other way stations across America—to perform on a New York stage. Key is currently presenting a slice of his own life as a gay Marine in his one-man show, “The Eyes of Babylon,” at 59E59 Theaters. Reviewers have stretched […]


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Monty Python on Gays in the Military

December 22nd, 2010

By Tom Carter I’m a big fan of Monty Python. Their satire is priceless, although it often bites hard, especially for people firmly wedded to whatever it is that falls under their sights. As a preemptive defense, I supported the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”  Having said that, the video below the fold is […]


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A Marine Speaks Out on DADT

December 17th, 2010

By Tom Carter Capt Nathan Cox is a U.S. Marine who has commanded fellow Marines in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.  In an article in The Washington Post, “Sexuality doesn’t matter on the battlefield,” Capt Cox states that permitting gay Marines to serve openly will not have a negative impact on combat effectiveness.  In taking […]


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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

January 25th, 2010

By Tom Carter Richard Socarides was a special assistant to President Bill Clinton and the senior White House adviser on gay rights from 1997 to 1999.  In yet another fusillade of friendly fire from his own base, Mr. Socarides just took aim at the President in Ask Obama About Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in The Wall Street Journal. Many […]


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Misplaced Priorities

December 6th, 2009

By Tom Carter The opening paragraph of Richard Cohen’s recent column in The Washington Post: The truth is that if Maj. Nidal Hasan, the accused killer of 13 people at Fort Hood, had entered the officers club there with a nice handbag on his arm, perhaps a Gucci tote, he would have been out of the […]


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