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Gay and lesbian troops perform in drag on American military base
The Week ^ | 3/2/2014 | Jordan Valinsky

Posted on 03/03/2014 9:48:23 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Troops based at the Kadena Air Base in Japan know how to party. On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base. The show was thrown in support for the base's recently formed OutServe-SLDN chapter, a nonprofit advocacy group for the army's LGBT community.

Navy Lt. Marissa Greene told Stars and Stripes she only expected to sell 75 tickets for the variety show, but ended up selling more than 400 in ten days. The event went through the same approval process as other on-base fundraisers go through, with the only caveat being that it was not allowed to be labeled a "drag show" in its publicity materials. The show was warmly received by spectators, who rocked out to performances by the likes of Manny Nuff and Chocolate Sunrise ("a crowd favorite," the website notes.)

Just a few years ago, performances like these would have been grounds for a possible discharge. The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell has made it possible for events like this to occur.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: disgrace; gay; homosexualagenda; lesbian; military
Video at the source.
1 posted on 03/03/2014 9:48:23 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

And please don’t forget that a good number of GOP Senators voted to “enhance” the U.S. Military in this fashion.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 9:49:34 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Thanks for the warning. I’ll pass this one up.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 9:50:14 AM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Disgusting.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 9:50:45 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

No doubt this will enhance our troops’ morale and enhance their battle-readiness.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 9:51:38 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Laugh or cry? This military presents no threat to Russia or anyone else.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 9:51:48 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
The show was warmly received

because if someone complained they'd probably been arrested and face a court-martial.

7 posted on 03/03/2014 9:51:54 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

When the first nuke hits a major American city, I’m sure these people will be very proud of themselves.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 9:52:00 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

bump


9 posted on 03/03/2014 9:52:10 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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10 posted on 03/03/2014 9:52:56 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Is it any wonder Putin shows contempt for America and the posturing of Obama and Kerry? The U.S. Armed Forces are a shadow of what they were a decade ago. Perhaps the Pentagon thinks these perverts will slap the Spetsnaz to death.
11 posted on 03/03/2014 9:53:31 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Video? I don’t want my eyes to bleed.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 9:53:44 AM PST by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Gay and lesbian troops perform in drag on American military base

and in the barracks?

13 posted on 03/03/2014 9:54:12 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Glad I retired. No nation has ever recovered from overtly celebrating homosexuality.
14 posted on 03/03/2014 9:56:06 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I really hope Japan is not relying on these forces to defend them if China seizes their islands. Heck, these people will probably be ‘comfort women’ for Chinese soldiers.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 9:56:46 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Wallace T.
Is it any wonder Putin shows contempt for America and the posturing of Obama and Kerry?

or as Putin calls them(Obama and Kerry), ‘Pussy Riot’

16 posted on 03/03/2014 9:57:08 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Is the military really worth supporting anymore?
Is America really worth supporting anymore?

This country has become such a sick, depraved cesspool. Is it any wonder that Putin and others hold America in such contempt? I look at what has become of this country, and I just want to vomit.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 9:59:21 AM PST by greene66
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

One cannot have “morale” without first “moral”. This type of honor-less activity only rots out the character of the soldier and destroys his moral compass so that he is nothing more than a tool of force in the hands of the political class; an immoral opportunist bunch of would-be tyrants imposing their own vision rather than serving a greater calling.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 10:01:44 AM PST by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Video at the source

Yeah........I'll just take your word for it.

Wonder what my Grandfather would think of today's Army?

19 posted on 03/03/2014 10:02:14 AM PST by wbill
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Obama soon will be announcing his strongest response yet to the Russian aggression against Ukraine: a boycott of Russia by the Gay Olympics. ESPN will cover the announcement live, as Jason Collins and Michael Sam will be immediately behind Obama when he makes the announcement.

Members of the media, except for Fox News, will be invited to a post-announcement cocktail party, but all cellphones and other recording devices must be checked at the cloakroom.

White House event planners have arranged for drag queens dressed in costume as wedding cake bakers and wedding photographers to perform for the assembled media and other guests.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 10:03:49 AM PST by Meet the New Boss
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

The agenda of destruction is almost complete.


21 posted on 03/03/2014 10:15:47 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

22 posted on 03/03/2014 10:19:03 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Salvavida

Exactly correct and the US wont be the exception. This is what the beginning of losing wars looks like.


23 posted on 03/03/2014 10:22:11 AM PST by 556x45
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Maybe these folks can be part of the American response to Russia’s dastardly behavior. Send them to Kiev to put on their show - as a stern demonstration of American support.


24 posted on 03/03/2014 10:24:03 AM PST by BusterBear
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To: higgmeister

The US now wants to force this on other nations.


25 posted on 03/03/2014 10:24:50 AM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia")
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To: Viennacon

I’m sure Putin was impressed. China, too.


26 posted on 03/03/2014 10:26:32 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

...no wonder Russia is laughing at Obama.


27 posted on 03/03/2014 10:30:47 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

...no wonder Russia is laughing at Obama.


28 posted on 03/03/2014 10:31:06 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

...no wonder Russia is laughing at Obama.


29 posted on 03/03/2014 10:31:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Who’s in command at Kadena? Got to be somebody responsible who authorized this outrage. And whoever did knows the SecDef has their back. And won’t get blocked for promotion, either, not by the current Senate.

Disgusting........


30 posted on 03/03/2014 10:56:07 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I wonder if our troops were forced to attend?


31 posted on 03/03/2014 11:13:09 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

That’s one USO show that I’d volunteer for KP to miss.


32 posted on 03/03/2014 12:49:12 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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33 posted on 03/03/2014 12:51:20 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

The Russians are going to walk all over us.


34 posted on 03/03/2014 9:05:47 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: expatguy

And Putin told Obama what he could do to himself.


35 posted on 03/03/2014 9:06:31 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

The queers went native in Japan?


36 posted on 03/05/2014 9:50:55 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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