Here Is Your Nice Time Big Gay Drag Show Fundraiser, Military Edition
Haha it must be SO HARD to be a wingnut right now who loves the gay sinner but hates the gay sin (yeah, right), who loves the military but hates the actual troops, because some homosexxican service members at the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa just did a drag show fundraiser for an LGBT servicemember group there.
[S]ervicemembers here may have been the first to take to the stage and perform as drag queens on a military installation in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender troops.
Drag queens and drag kings, to be precise.
Six servicemembers — gay, lesbian and straight — donned heavy makeup to dance and lip sync songs such as “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” for a raucous capacity crowd at the Rocker NCO Club at Kadena Air Base. The event was a fundraiser for the recently formed Okinawa chapter of OutServe-SLDN, which is the largest nonprofit advocate for the military’s LGBT community.
Let us be the first to say YAAAASSSSSSSSSS to this. And also to note that this was no fringe thing with ten sad people sitting around watching their friends perform, because this was sold the fuck out and then some.
[OutServe chapter leader Marissa] Greene said she had hoped to sell about 75 tickets to fund some future support activities for the group, which was formed last summer and still “starting from scratch.” The event was approved as a “variety show” by Kadena’s 18th Wing through the same process as other on-base fundraisers.
But an initial 200 tickets were plucked up almost immediately, so they issued another 200.
“We ended up selling 400 tickets in 10 days,” she said.
We would give a lot — A LOT — to see the full video of the performance, but we have to make do with a few brief snippets in the video. We love the cutie in full corset wear doing Gwen Stefani’s “What Are You Waiting For” the very bestest.
We are super surprised that the angerbear mouthbreathers over at WND were not happy about this performance! Their post about it is so jammed chock full of scare quotes around the word “Gay” and of course uses the fundraiser to trot out the idea that the slippery slope goes straight from drag shows to sexual assault.
In September 2011, on the implementation of the repeal of the Clinton-era Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, President Obama said: “I was proud to sign the Repeal Act into law last December because I knew that it would enhance our national security, increase our military readiness, and bring us closer to the principles of equality and fairness that define us as Americans.”
However, latest reports are that the rate of sexual assaults, and especially male-on-male sexual assaults, in the U.S. military has skyrocketed.
“So we’ve got a male-on-male problem here,” says Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness. “The Department of Defense doesn’t want to comment on this. They know that the numbers are there. They say that they care, but all the attention is usually given to the female members of the military who are subjected to sexual assault.”
Ahem. First, the “Center for Military Readiness” is basically a one-person crank show starring Elaine Donnelly whose sole purpose is to argle and bargle about the gays in the military. Next, the “skyrocketing” number mentioned in this article links back to, you guessed it, Elaine Donnelly’s interpretation of a recent DoD report that said that yes indeed, men do get sexually assaulted by other men, which Donnelly turned into OHEMGEE GAY SEX ASSAULT EPIDEMIC even though that is not actually what the report says at all. Journalism! But keep fucking that chicken, WND. The rest of us will be over here watching cute military guys get dragged up to sing Cher songs, because it is seriously the best.