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The Top Ten LGBT News Stories Of 2011 Revealed!

 

A gay soldier is booed at a GOP presidential debate
September 23, 2011

Stephen Hill, an openly gay soldier serving in Iraq, asked candidates at Fox News/Google’s GOP debate: “Do you plan to circumvent the progress that has been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?” Several audience members booed the soldier right before Rick Santorum said, “Sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military.”

While booing is hardly the worst thing Republicans have done to the LGBT community, it’s just such a perfect example of how their alleged values—patriotism, respect for tradition—are just empty words used to stir up animosity against us.

 

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