Regardless of your sexual orientation or even if you don’t believe in marriage – a beautiful wedding is still a beautiful wedding.
The third PSA project from the Pan Asian Community Together (PACT) group has been released, this time focusing on The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project works every day to save the lives of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people, through direct crisis intervention, suicide prevention, education and advocacy efforts. Young LGBTs driven to commit suicide has been making the headlines as of late and many celebs including Ellen Degeneres and Anderson Cooper have been speaking out on behalf of the Trevor Project.
We Asian Americans have traditionally been known to not talk about our feelings, putting up a guard to keep a reputation. Being LGBT is still considered a taboo. Now, some of us have traded “saving face” for “saving lives” with this new PSA.
Directed by Benjamin Wong (www.benjaminwong.com) and produced by PACT and Ken Choy, the PSA includes Sue Jin, Francois Chao, Megan Lee and Jully Lee. Longer versions include Randall Park and Jae Suh, Elizabeth Sung, Steve Nguyen, Aki Aleong, and Tzi Ma and you can check it out here.
Visit TheTrevorProject.org to learn more.
G.I. Joe my god! I say this in the politest possible manner, but Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell can shush it.
For now that is.
A federal judge reaffirmed a ruling allowing gays and lesbians in the military because congress repealed the discriminatory policy. To get straight to the point: For the first time in the history of the United States of America, openly gay and lesbian applicants are now accepted!
I thought this nation was a melting pot of diversity, but why did it take so long for all this to happen?
Tuesday’s Anderson Cooper 360 featured LGBT activist Lt. Daniel Choi on the show, one of the DADT protestors who had handcuffed himself to the White House gate in March earlier this year.
Discharged because he was openly gay, Choi is now allowed to reenlist. Can you imagine people not wanting to hear who you are? What purpose does that serve for the LGB who want to serve our country with honor and integrity?
The 29-year-old Orange County native is an Arabic and environmental engineering graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point. And, did I mention that he was a veteran of the Iraq War?
And so on Oct. 19, he went and re-enlisted in the Army at a recruiting office in Times Square.
“They’re very professional, motivating and inspirational,” said Choi.
“They were excited because it’s rare to see people with prior service,” he added.
If this [DADT ban] is appealed, then what’s the fate of gays and lesbians who have applied now; what will happen to those enlistment papers?
However, the LGB are still not over with fighting two battles. They’re advised to delay their declarations because the DADT ban is wavering.
To watch the entire segment on AC360, click here.
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