The country is moving forward finally with properly beginning to deal with the varied sexualities of the nation. Or at the very least, opening a more tolerant climate in the military for all colors of the rainbow is on the books.
But as a black woman, I must tell. No, I must warn my LGBT community about the limits of laws. A change in law does not necessarily change the minds and actions of a people.
Just ask or observe the teabaggers. And recently, the GOP who gave good a lashing to their once favored, porch monkey Michael Steel.
On another level, please note that this piece of legislation is purely political. There really isn't a lot of desire for gay boys and gay girls, to hold hands and hug straight boys and straight girls on the mountaintop. Really, the pols don't give two shits about anyone. Not even Gaga's crazy ass. Yeah, yeah her speeches were nice, but backdoor deals are the reason behind this DADT repeal. The pols are attempting to save the remnants of already ripped anuses.
My LGBT folk, you will have to advocate and educate a whole helluva lot more to secure tolerable environments. And please white gay and lesbian people, please stop being racist and exclusive.
On the other hand, please steer clear of Bishop Eddie Long Stroke. It appears that he is attempting to quietly hush up his past man-mistresses by settling the lawsuit. Oops, I mean "sons". And let the black church say amen. And please note that Long Stroke is still in the closet about his homosexual lifestyle as well as his bad toupee.