The Bilerico Project’s Bil Browning attended a DADT repeal party in Washington DC last night. And of course, after the stroke of midnight killed the anti-gay law, the party DJ began spinning Lady Gaga‘s “Edge of Glory.” It’s not disappointing, just totally predictable. Luckily the music selection isn’t what mattered most from Browning’s point of view:
“I watched the soldiers around me suddenly grinning from ear to ear and dancing madly with each other, it hit me how much it must mean to finally be able to be honest about your life. The service members’ joy was palpable as they danced and sang along to Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” in a blur of camo, dogtags, and tears. DADT was finally dead. They were free of the lies and mandated hiding.
OK, OK, OK… if we were there, we totally would’ve been dancing and singing along too. In the face of such a historic moment as this, all gays and lesbians should be able to set aside their strong feelings about Lady Gaga and just celebrate the moment, knowing that full equality just took a huge step forward.