Today’s a great day to be a gay American: the discriminatory policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” officially has ended. A moving pictorial listing of 100 soldiers who have come out is available via OutServe.
The video below shows a young soldier in Germany who finally feels about to come out to his father in Alabama. It’s an amazing video — these moments are usually hidden from view.
WOW! What a great day! My name is Roger Walcker. I am an “out and proud” gay Christian Architect (University of Oregon, class of 1974). Since July, 2006, I have been HIV+. Last October 3rd, I was one of 12,000 Walkers in the 2010 AIDS Walk in Portland, Oregon. We earned $420,000 for Cascade AIDS Project. Both numbers are all-time records. I know both Oregon Senators personally. Both Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley speak at the AIDS Walk. I live in downtown Portland, Oregon and am healthy and thriving.
Hey, Roger — thanks for your comment, and congratulations on your health and your activism! Here’s wishing you more of both. JOHN