Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Melissa Etheridge to Perform at VIP Luncheon for Barbara Boxer in LA - Attend with me!

Out rock singer Melissa Etheridge is set to appear and perform at a small VIP fundraiser for Barbara Boxer this Saturday at a private home in the fancy-schmancy Los Angeles suburb of Hidden Hills.

There's two reasons why you need to click on the link below and purchase a ticket (while they last, attendance is limited!).

1) You know we need to start dropping all our cash into LGBT friendly candidates or we're even more screwed than we are now. You might as well give and get something fabulous while you're doing it.

2) She's single ladies. Ah-hem, you know.

The event is hosted by Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito.

See you there, kitty cats!
(click on image to enlarge invitation)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lady Gaga goes on Personal Mission to Overturn Don't Ask, Don't Tell - brings her little monsters along

This has got to be the most strangely life affirming development for me in American politics in a while.

And from a woman who wore a raw meat dress to an awards show recently, where she thanked "the gays" upon accepting one of her numerous trophies for her recording and video work.

Lady Gaga - the most followed entertainer on Twitter - has made it her personal mission to fight to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. And she's urging her loyal fans, who she calls her "little monsters" to do the same with tweets that ask them to call their Senators.

So many of her Little Monsters, aka fans, phoned Senate Majority Leader Reid, it even evoked a response from him, and now she's taking on Senator McCain who has committed to leading a filibuster of the Tuesday DADT vote:

From the tweet desk of Ms Gaga:

"SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN is attempting to stop the DON'T ASK DON'T TELL repeal vote this tuesday, with a filibuster. A Filibuster is a way to obstruct the Senate Floor from discussing or voting on a given LAW, + is essentially a tactic to hijack our debate. All hands on deck Lil Monsters: Key senate vote this Tues. on #DADT repeal. We need 60 senators. Call your senator now."

With these tweets, I strongly suspect she is doing more to educate the youth of America on the fundamentals of how the government works than the public school system. She's like the School House Rock of our generation!

Gaga is even performing at a rally today in Maine - the state where their GOP Senators are currently wavering on whether to support the planned filibuster of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act which needs 60 votes to move it to the Senate floor for a vote tomorrow.


To read more about this from the New York Magazine, click here.

I'm going to Itunes now to buy her latest album. Odd as she is, this is really an incredible use of her fame for a very much needed law. Our gay brothers and sisters need our help = they cannot speak out for themselves and they are being crushed in a million ways because of this horrid DADT policy. Kudos to Gaga.