So What Did You Do Last Weekend?

What an amazing few days at the National Equality March. At the March proper I met up with some Soulforce friends and unfortunately missed meeting up with several others.

My time before the March seemed to split between Christianity and DADT. Here is some of what I did last weekend. (I know some of these events were filmed; I’ll be linking later if I find the video online.)

First, regarding religion:

And concerning DADT:

  • Shook the hand of Cpt. Alex Nicholson, who was fired from the US Army six months after 9/11 and later founded Servicemembers United.
  • Stood a few feet from Frank Kameny (fought to overturn the gay hiring ban after being fired from the Civil Service Commission in 1957), David Mixner (the man behind the March), Lt. Tracy Thorne-Begland (came out on Nightline in 1992 and was subsequently fired from the Navy under both the original ban and under DADT), and many other LGBT heroes at a memorial service for Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich.
  • Met Lt. Dan Choi, who recognized me from the facebook when I shook his hand, which is simultaneously insane and intoxicating. Oh, it made me all gooey inside. (His better half is fantastic, too.)

Whew. What a weekend. I’m a little overwhelmed.

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6 thoughts on “So What Did You Do Last Weekend?

  1. Honest to God, the sky is the limit for Choi. He's our best new voice thisyear, and we've got quite a few new voices.Still disappointed that our meet up didn't come together last weekend,Larry.

  2. It was an honor to be in the company of so many heroes, Mr. Bedwell, yourself included. I've been following Dan Choi's case, so I was especially interested in hearing what he had to say as someone currently going through the process. But it was great to have a good primer on the fight so far, with Frank Kameny anchoring the tale before it moved into the military proper.

  3. It was an honor to be in the company of so many heroes, Mr. Bedwell, yourself included. I've been following Dan Choi's case, so I was especially interested in hearing what he had to say as someone currently going through the process. But it was great to have a good primer on the fight so far, with Frank Kameny anchoring the tale before it moved into the military proper.

  4. It was an honor to be in the company of so many heroes, Mr. Bedwell, yourself included. I've been following Dan Choi's case, so I was especially interested in hearing what he had to say as someone currently going through the process. But it was great to have a good primer on the fight so far, with Frank Kameny anchoring the tale before it moved into the military proper.

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