Sorry I don't have more time for this Dear Reader, but a good friend sent me this article, and I had to pass it along.
Basically, some of fellow Southerners couldn't deal with the fact of a gay serviceman. You see this in the Army too. I've heart some right-wing crackpots in my very own unit talking about how they don't understand why the Army would need DADT because, of course, no queer would ever want to do anything to help America. So I'm standing there and, yeah, I might get beaten to death if I respond the way I want to, so I just stay quiet. And I fucking hate that. When this shit is over. When I get the Army's chain off from around my neck, oh friends, people are going to know what a god damned queer was willing to do for them.
That Marine (who's name was left out of the article, I notice) was fighting for truth. The truth is, we queers are just as good and as bad an anyone else. And our work, our toil, does just as much good for this world as yours or anybody else'.