Congress Hears Story of Gay Soldier Killed In Action In IraqCongressman Jim Moran (D-VA)

In testimony before Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) read a letter on the floor of the House of Representatives from an active duty soldier in Afghanistan, relating the story of a fellow soldier killed in Iraq.

Congressman Moran stated that the soldier had, “learned that a fellow soldier was also gay, only after he was killed by an IED in Iraq. The partner of the deceased soldier wrote the unit to say how much the victim had loved the military; how they were the only family he had ever known.”

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Auditions Announced for Gay ComedyOpening Lines

The Lambda Players are holding auditions for their next production, Opening Lines.

Opening Lines is a comedy about the ultimate sacrifice - your freedom. Chris and Richard are both looking for a relationship and decide that they should approach dating the way they do in movies, taking it slow and getting to know each other before they jump into anything serious.

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Golden Lesbian Wins Olympic 1,500 MeterIreen Wust  in Vancouver

Lesbian speed skater Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands powered around the final lap to win the women's 1,500 meters in Vancouver. Wüst posted a time of 1 minute, 56.89 seconds to beat Canadian Kristina Groves by .25 seconds to capture her country's fifth speedskating medal of the Vancouver Olympics.

At the podium, Wüst broke down in an emotional moment as the Dutch national anthem surrounded the crowd.

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Giddy On Up with Laura Bell Bundy and Her Gay Sense of HumorLaura Bell Bundy

by Peter Galvin

“I wish we could have a gay male country star,” says a typically irreverent Laura Bell Bundy when talking about her kinship with the gay men that helped shape her career as a singer and performer. “Until then, I’m the closest gay male country artist you’re going to find!”

Turning serious, Bundy explains that the fearlessness that led her to buck Nashville trends with her new album Achin’ and Shakin’ came partly from witnessing the struggles of her gay friends to live without having to conforming to anyone else’s ideas of how to live.

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Artist Olan Montgomery Brushes Up on Gay HateBarry Winchell

by Jason Lumiere

Artist Olan Montgomery paints societal conditions and their affect on the individual. His past collections have shined the light on topics like New York’s hidden gay underground, summer resort enclaves like Provincetown and Rehobeth Beach; and Chase Manhattan bank tellers.

In his latest collection, Atrocities, Montgomery presents his most heart wrenching work yet, depicting some of our nation’s most horrific gay hate crimes.

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