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Do Ask! Don't Kill - Truthforce Strikes in The Castro
"Do Ask! Don't Kill!" reads a bus shelter billboard at 17th and Castro. Guerrilla artists made the sign and placed it in the advertising case early Sunday morning.
Why should queer people be demanding acceptance in the U.S. military? Why would we want to participate in an institution whose role is to perpetuate every form of injustice and environmental destruction worldwide?
Of course, LGBT people should not be discriminated against in any institution. Discrimination in employment is wrong. But so is murder, and so is wanting to be in the dominant institution of heteropatriarchy.
Even the left media doesn't represent this perspective, which is probably the majority position in the queer community, so we're taking it to the streets.
I wish our queer organizations worked to end war instead of for my right to be out while I kill or am killed in one.
It may be a civil right to be in the military but it's a human right to be free from illegal wars.