News AggreGAYte for the Week of Nov. 29

Local and international gay news with Gay Place

News AggreGAYte for the Week of Nov. 29

We interrupt this post-holiday food coma with a close-to-home controversy brewing in Dallas.

Remember that lovely gay couple that used Skype to get married? If not, refresh your memories with our new blogger Katie Tomasino's recent post about them. Anyway, they tried to get their wedding announcement into the Dallas Morning News but were turned down. Apparently, the weddings section is off limits to same sex marriages. Not cool!

The Pentagon's much-awaited study into the implementation of a Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy repeal will be released tomorrow, November 30, before the Senate votes on the repeal during the impending lame-duck session of Congress. Though the study is not out yet, The Huffington Post reports that it is the Marines that have the biggest resistance to the repeal of DADT. (Hmmmmm, we know some Marines who have no problem asking, giving, and receiving… Don't tell!)

Thankfully, no gays were discharged from the military in the last month. The ongoing appeal to keep don't ask, don't tell on the books has not hindered some from re-enlisting. You can add flight nurse Maj. Margaret Witt to that list of brave LGBT who serve. She was discharged under DADT, but can now rejoin the Air Force Reserve. Go bayside!

The Southern Poverty Law Center has done some digging into an FBI report on hate crime stats released Monday, Nov. 22, to find that gays are more targeted than any other minority group.

In some more lighthearted news, looks like enough 'mo's spent their turkey hangovers with Cher and Xtina to give Cher her biggest opening weekend ever. May I never talk about Cher's big openings ever again!

'Til next time this is Rob keeping a queer ear to the sky!

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Gay News Round Up
News AggreGAYte for the Week of April 21
News AggreGAYte for the Week of April 21
All the gay news AggreGAYte we can muster

Daniel Villareal, April 21, 2011

News AggreGAYte for the Week of Fri., April 8
News AggreGAYte for the Week of Fri., April 8
Wherein the GP resurrects the News AggreGAYte

Daniel Villareal, April 8, 2011

More by Rob Cohen
Quickie With Cazwell
Quickie With Cazwell
Queer rapper brings his sexy, subversive act to Austin

Oct. 13, 2017

A to Um... With Stephin Merritt
A to Um... With Stephin Merritt
A,E,I,O,U, and sometimes Y am I doing this?

May 6, 2015

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Gay News Round Up, Gay, LGBT, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, DADT, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Margaret Witt

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle