Monday, January 4, 2010

Gay Activist Kate Clinton's 2010 LGBT Forecast

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson concludes her interview with gay political humorist Kate Clinton. When asked what she would like to see happen for LGBT civil rights in 2010 Clinton stated, “I would definitely like to see ENDA pass and certainly the beginnings of a “stop loss” for 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell'. You know that we stop getting rid of gay people in the military. At this rate I think it’s like two a day are being shuffled out of the service because they are LGBT.” Openly gay Congressman Barney Frank said that repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will likely be included as part of this year’s Department of Defense Authorization Bill in both chambers of Congress. Senator Joe Lieberman, the Dem who turned Independent from Connecticut, appears to be taking the lead in the Senate to address “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” With President Obama sending 30,000 troops to Afghanistan you would think repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” would be a priority. Three years ago a 2006 University of California Blue Ribbon Commission report determined that the total cost of "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" between Fiscal Years 1994 and 2003, from training personnel who are subsequently discharged, was at least $363.8 million. This is a shameful waste of tax dollars as well as human resources, especially in this economic climate.

On a lighter note catch Kate Clinton live on her 2010 "Lady Ha Ha Tour." Start your new decade dance with Kate Clinton –comic without borders, wake-up artist, and the original reality gatecrasher. See Kate perform her world-famous burlesque Bubble Wrap Dance as she gleefully pops the air out of deniers and disruptors, birthers and dearthers, conservadems and bibliocrats, the -stans and the bans, spine flu and whine flu, ex-gays and A-gays, the audacity of nope and of course, the pope. All material fully digitalized and gorgeously styled by the Haus of Ha.

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