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A Completely Superficial Reaction to Dan Choi & Co.’s White House Chaining

Ya know, looking at these pictures from today’s bold move at the White House to protest Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, we can’t stop thinking: Damn, Autumn Sandeen is looking hot.

(She’s the one on the far left.)

By:           editor editor
On:           Apr 20, 2010
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  • 16 Comments
    • Philip
      Philip

      Take us to the promised land Dan Choi. You have earned our respect and we want to follow you.

      Next time lets handcuff hundreds of people to the fence. That will really get the President to grant us our rights. We really do have to irritate people to get them to act.

      Start squeaking wheels!

      Apr 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WahWahBoy
      WahWahBoy

      @Philip: You sound like the Village People dude. Take us to the Promised Land???
      Geez…

      Apr 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Philip
      Philip

      @WahWahBoy: Dan Choi is our Martin Luther King. He is our leader. I think all these brave people will become big celebrities. They deserve it because they are risking their lives for us.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TonyD
      TonyD

      I hope the HRC doesn’t try to leech donations or support out of what looks to be a sincere fight to repeal DADT; they failed many people when the their president said the HRC represents the whole LGBTQ community. I never saw myself represented in their ads and I have asked for a bit of diversity in their “assimilation into mainstream America Campaign” to not scare the normal people, but my suggestion fell on deaf ears. Bravo to the chaining- I support all peaceful means necessary to be heard and seen!

      Apr 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • delurker again
      delurker again

      @Philip: I don’t know who statement insults more, MLK or the gay community?

      Apr 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Philip
      Philip

      “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.”

      – Malcolm X

      People should keep their hands off Dan Choi. He’s a fighter and he IS risking his life for us. He warned the President. Now, it’s war. Send money to GetEqual.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric
      Eric

      Queerty is written by tweens.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      @Eric: Exactly, fickle kids who like video games to an unhealthy degree.

      Dan Choi has a vision, and it’s an ethical and moral stance he’s taking. If you want easy answers to everything queer, follow Perez Hilton’s dumb tweets. Or you could go dark-side on us and join GOProud, lol.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Proudtobedad
      Proudtobedad

      Am I the only one who finds this post extremely trans-phobic? Autumn is, to my knowledge, the only trans of the group. Seems to me like you’re making fun of her…

      Apr 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tollendyr
      Tollendyr

      Whether you agree with them or not, it took guts. I admire that.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stopdanchoi
      stopdanchoi

      Stop making the military look bad, dan choi. You are doing EXACTLY what the opposition accuses gays of doing. being disruptive. If we want to make the case that gays can serve in the military openly without a degredation of unit cohesion, morale, or good order and DISCIPLINE, then why are you, a commissioned officer in the Army, protesting by acting out of good order and discipline. This tack makes no sense whatsoever. You wear the uniform of this country, you need to start acting like it.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TonyD
      TonyD

      @Proudtobedad: I was unaware Autumn is trans- glad to see she has the nerve to stand up there for her rights, regardless if cheep shots were meant by Queerty or not. If the cheap shots were meant, I’m sure they’d roll off her back- just look, she’s standing proud, where the Queerty writer is no where in sight in the photo making the comment to her.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon (the handsome one)
      Jon (the handsome one)

      @Proudtobedad: I’ve had my own issues with Autumn over time, however, the Woman in this photo deserves our gratitude and respect. . .that’s courage . . .the kind we expect from our military.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FoolMe1
      FoolMe1

      Just a correction. Autumn wasn’t arrested for standing up for “her rights”. She was arrested for standing up for non-trans Gay and Lesbian rights. Trans people are not a part of the DADT “discussion” – whatever happens with DADT, Trans people, like Autumn will still be kicked out.

      Autumn works hard so Qwerty writers don’t have to – and get to belittle her.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ktbisl32
      ktbisl32

      Also completely superficial. I think the army girl is looking good.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 10:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Autumn Sandeen
      Autumn Sandeen

      Hey, I’m not offended by the Queerty comment. The reason is because I actually tried to be the “best dressed” one of the bunch.

      And, this is because I know how trans women are often derided for our looks. Gays do it; straights do it — looks are always how trans women are judged. So, I choose the most professional, feminine Navy uniform I could find, made sure the uniform fit properly, and then I was determined to look professional and proud wearing that uniform

      Basically, I wanted to make sure that my look in that uniform sent a message about transgender people being capable of looking appropriate, powerful, and professional, but also just about looking good.

      And if you notice, not one mainstream media outlet noted I was trans, even though it was in the press release. If I’d looked less than impecable, you can be damn sure that my being trans, coupled with my less than impecable looks would have been the focus of their articles.

      I sent messages to Mainstream Media, and our LGBT community, by military bearing in that uniform. If I looked “hot” doing it, then that’s a bonus.

      Apr 25, 2010 at 5:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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