This is completely inappropriate for a military base.
Since the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, U.S. military bases have hosted gay marriage ceremonies and potluck gatherings. But on Saturday, servicemembers 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.
“We didn’t think there was much of a desire for an event like this on the island but it has actually blown up,” said Navy Lt. Marissa Greene, co-chapter leader of OutServe Okinawa.
We went from “don’t ask, don’t tell” to disgusting performances in drag at our military bases? Will a bathhouse open up on the base next? It’s genuinely debatable whether ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” at all was a good idea. There are a lot of people who’d say “no.” But, in a very short time we’ve already seen Christians in the military being harassed while all things “gay” have to be celebrated to such an extent that drag shows are now in vogue. People who think the military’s reputation, ability to recruit, and effectiveness as a fighting force aren’t going to suffer dramatically over the long term because of this are kidding themselves.
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