Almost seven decades after being the scene of one of the most ferocious and protracted battles of World War II – a site of legendary valor and sacrifice on the part of American soldiers – some U.S. service personnel stationed in Okinawa today are treating the world to another kind of display: “Gay” and lesbian service personnel performing in drag, to raise funds for their activities, to a sellout audience.
As reported Sunday, openly homosexual service members at Okinawa’s Kadena Air Base took to the stage and performed as “drag queens” and “drag kings” Saturday “on a military installation in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender troops.”
According to the story by Stars and Stripes, which has published news for the military community continuously since WWII, “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.”
Participants and audience alike were reportedly surprised at the huge response to the event. Navy Lt. Marissa Greene, co-chapter leader of OutServe Okinawa, said, “We didn’t think there was much of a desire for an event like this on the island but it has actually blown up,” according to the report. Though anticipating selling only about 75 tickets, “We ended up selling 400 tickets in 10 days,” she added.
Commenting on the radical culture shift within the military, Stars and Stripes observed that “just a few years ago, gay and lesbian drag performances on a military base would have been unthinkable and potentially a cause for dismissal from the service.” It added, “The repeals of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, as well as the Defense of Marriage Act – the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages – have allowed gays and lesbians in the military to be open with their sexuality for the first time.”
One soldier in attendance at the fundraiser, Tech. Sgt. Kristen Baker, told the military newspaper the LGBT fundraising show not only was received warmly, but would help advance civil rights.
A U.S. Army soldier has makeup applied before performing in the crossdressing show.
“Everything is just accepted,” she said. “It makes me really proud to watch it,” adding that, in the military, “we are all brothers and sisters no matter what.”
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.”
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14 thoughts on “‘Gay’ U.S. soldiers sing, dance in drag”
Our military is officially the laughingstock of the world. What a shame. What an utter abomination. These gay and lesbian THINGS (I won’t even address them as soldiers) better not step foot back in our country nor continue claiming to be U.S. soldiers fighting for my freedom because if they do, they’ll get a bullet up their ass, as far as I’m concerned.
My sentiments as well NC.
Man this is sick. What the h*ll is with them queers
Faggots have purposely enlisted to drag (pun intended) the military down, destroy the institution like they have the Catholic Church.
I think pedophile priests destroyed the catholic church, not the fags in the military. Just saying.
I do not like WND, AJ’s good friends.
No wonder Vladimir Putin is not worried. Could that soldier pictured above lead a platoon into combat?? What an absurd idea one might ask.
The Empire’s days are numbered now more surely than anything.
Gives a whole new meaning to “Be all you can be”.
Wake me when this world becomes sane again. 🙁
No known cure.
Except death. 😉
I’m 51yrs. was raised military and married military. Father 20yrs. and husband 24yrs. this is sick. For the first time in my adult life “FLOTUS” I’m ashamed of my country. Thanks
Such were the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Ask yourself this; Would you want to have one of these colon patrolling, turd burglars watching your six? Would you want to have to bet your life on one of these fags paying closer attention to the combat than the bulge in your pants? Would you, as a hetero male, feel comfortable bunking in the same shared quarters with shit like this?
Yeah, that’s right. Someone had to say it. Tell ya what, watch my six too long and I’ll shit some buck shot in yer face, ya limp wristed fairy. Will the last real man left in the military turn out the barracks lights on the way out. What a disgrace.
Everything is gay, gay, gay these days. It’s crazy. I get a newspaper and half the news is about gays. I go on the internet and news all over the place about a gay guy being an NFL player. I’ve said this before and I will say it again I don’t believe in homosexuality. When you go back to the simple aspects of life it’s man, woman, child then the start the process all over again. If everyone starts being gay we won’t reproduce. Lol. I don’t hate gay people I just don’t understand how someone could be that way. I guess I am old fashioned.