March 15, 2010 at 10:08 am EST | by Chris Johnson
Kathy Griffin to headline 'Don't Ask' rally in D.C. on Thursday

Kathy Griffin (DC Agenda photo by Michael Key).

Comedian and gay idol Kathy Griffin is set to headline a rally on Thursday in D.C. to speak out against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

On her Twitter account, Griffin tweeted that those who support allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military should come to the rally, which starts at noon on Freedom Plaza, to “let ur voice b heard 4 EQUALITY.” She said the rally would make up an important part of an episode on her reality show, “My Life on the D-List.”

In a video interview Saturday with, Griffin confirmed she was taking part in the rally on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign. During the organization’s annual fundraising dinner in Los Angeles, HRC honored Griffin with an Ally for Equality Award.

“We’re going to do a really exciting protest on Thursday, March 18 on behalf of overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Griffin told the news web site.


Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

  • Derek

    WHY CAN’T A GAY PERSON EVER HEADLINE A GAY RALLY!!!!!!????? Good grief!!!!! I am so f*ckin tired of haterosexuals lording over us. We are just as valuable as anyone else. Things like this just continue haterosexual prejudices that haterosexuals are more valuable than gay people therefore more deserving of elite positions no matter their abilities.

  • Peter the saint

    Yea, I don’t know if I WANT to be on the D-List… I always thought I was an A-lister myself :P or at least B+…

    Haha, HATEerosexuals, sweet! I don’t Kathy Griffin qualifies as a hater tho…

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