September 12, 2010 | by Staff reports
Gaga at VMAs with discharged servicemembers

Wow. Lady Gaga is really taking this gay rights thing seriously. Not only did she give us a major shout-out at her D.C. concert this week, she’s at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles with a team of servicemembers discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

According to Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Gaga’s “dates” for the awards are David Hall, a former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant; Mike Almy, a former Air Force major; Katie Miller, a West Point cadet; and Stacy Vasquez, a former U.S. Army sergeant. All but Miller were discharged under “Don’t Ask.” Miller resigned last month in protest of the anti-gay policy.

The gays, it appears, are great for luck — Gaga and her video team took eight trophies home at Sunday’s awards including video of the year for “Bad Romance,” which Cher presented. 

1 Comment
  • Gaga was awesome tonight… awesome! What a fantastic accapella song at the end – all for us :) So, in honor of Gaga and her entourage, please let’s remember Bradley Manning.

    Bradley Manning is the young soldier accused of leaking the military’s footage that WikiLeaks released as the Collateral Murder video, which depicts 12 Iraqi civilians being gunned down by US forces from a helicopter. He is also suspected of leaking the large “Afghan War Diary” documents that WikiLeaks published this summer.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_Manning

    I think it has pretty well been established that Bradley Manning is a soldier who happens to be gay, who has bravely served his country. He is locked up tight in a military prison, with practically no communication to the outside world…

But while it is not known if he is in fact the source for these releases, if he did, the truth about these wars should be unearthed. Everyone on the side of justice should stand up for Manning and against the threats coming from OUR government and pro-war reactionaries.

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