Report from Amsterdam Pride: Gay Generals, Humanist Chaplains, Red Light District, Srebrenica and More…

By: Monday August 8, 2011 8:00 am

This weekend, in front of half a million Dutch families and revelers, the Amsterdam Gay Pride parade showcased a truly historic statement: 85 gay (including 2 transgender) servicemembers in full dress uniform with Dutch Defense Ministry officials in the first ever sanctioned military gay pride contingent. Three active duty gay generals were with us on the uber-gay float. We were literally floating, too: the canals that line the city of Amsterdam, built in the 17th century, were our parade route. Lots of saluting, lots of cheering, lots of dancing… lots of “IN THE NAVY” blasted over and over and over again.

 

Late Late Night FDL: In The Navy

By: Friday August 20, 2010 10:00 pm

In The Navy — from episode 524 of The Muppet Show.

Grab your popcorn, put your feet up on the seatback in front of ya, and no spitballs aimed at the ushers please. This is Late Late Night FireDogLake, where off topic is the topic … so dive in. What’s on your mind?

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