Servicemembers United, with the support of the South Carolina Log Cabin Republicans and the Alliance for Full Acceptance, will be hosting a preview screening of "Ask Not," a documentary looking at the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
With the new progressive administration, and the reconsideration of several retired military officials who once fought against open service for gays and lesbians, there's hope that we will see a repeal of DADT in the near future. The film not only looks at the impacts of the discriminatory policy, but also the activism that has risen up in hopes of defeating it.
One of the service members featured in the film is Alex Nicholson, whom the City Paper wrote about in 2006 as he began a tour to speak out against DADT. Nicholson will be at the screening.
The event is at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the American Theater, 446 King St. Admission is free. There will be a cash bar.
We should also note a new Quinnipiac poll found 56 percent of Americans want the ban repealed
La Cage Aux Folles opens next Friday, May 1 at 8:00 PM at The Footlight Players Theatre on 20 Queen Street.
Winner of the Tony Award and one of Broadway's biggest hits, La Cage Aux Folles is a boisterous and uplifting celebration of love, family, and acceptance in an untraditional setting, filled with extravagant costumes, dance numbers, & snazzy songs.
PLUS! On May 7, 2009, if you dress up in drag and come to the theatre between 7:00 and 7:50pm you can get a ticket to "La Cage Aux Folles" for only $15! Show starts at 8pm.
Get your tickets now to opening night and get the chance to meet with cast of La Cage Aux Folles & have a champaigne toast with them after the show! Call 722-4487 or go online to www.etix.com to purchase your tickets.
See you at the show!
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Got a press release recently about a new book of collected poetry called "Gaytude, a poetic journey around the world." It was a good pitch until this line pulled from "The Taj Mahal Review":
"… a gay poet suffers from a sense of ostracism, of being excluded by others due to differences. The poems … are marked with outsiderhood, the sense of being different from the fashionable or 'straight' writing."
Different from the fashionable?! Granted, us gays aren't fashion plates 24/7, but we're not toiling away in pirate shirts and hoop skirts.
Photo by flickr user clementine gallot
Gay Charleston has moved to the City Paper's main site at www.CharlestonCityPaper.com. It's an exciting move for the blog and we hope to expand some of what we're doing over the next few weeks. Stay tuned … just not here. Stay tuned over there.