Is This a Gay Soldier in a Budweiser Ad?

Jim Newell · 04/26/11 01:54PM

The makers of America's Beer, Budweiser, have released an ad about a soldier coming home from one of the various wars and celebrating with his family and friends in a well-lit sexy barn party stocked with Budweiser beer. That's nice. But the soldier's gay, right? The gays are wondering. The spot's two principals are the soldier and a certain guy back home, who's either his brother or a very best friend or his super gay lover. Not like they're fucking or anything.

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal Is Dead

Jim Newell · 12/09/10 04:59PM

Barring some extraordinary legislative feat, a repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" appears to be dead, finally. "Moderate" Republicans didn't get their ever-shifting demands met before Harry Reid brought it for a vote today, and it lost.

John McCain's Sad, Permanent Crusade Against Gays in the Military

Jim Newell · 12/02/10 12:27PM

A proposed repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" enjoys the support of a national majority. The Pentagon has thoroughly studied and endorsed it. It wouldn't bother soldiers. DADT has been ruled unconstitutional, anyway. But John McCain needs more.

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Really Wouldn't Bother Troops

Jim Newell · 11/30/10 04:12PM

The Pentagon has officially released its several hundred-page study on whether allowing gay soldiers say "I'm gay" aloud would destroy the American military. And its survey results show: Most soldiers do not think that this would destroy the American military.