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Do Ask! Don't Kill - Truthforce Strikes in The Castro
by truthforce
Friday Feb 19th, 2010 6:39 PM
"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.
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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.
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by truthforce Friday Feb 19th, 2010 6:39 PM
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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.
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by truthforce Friday Feb 19th, 2010 6:39 PM
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It may be a civil right to be in the military but it's a human right to be free from illegal wars.
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Right onPaul the cab driverSunday Feb 21st, 2010 6:01 PM
Nobody makes that point because it's asininebogeySunday Feb 21st, 2010 6:30 AM
Well, yeah, butAcerSaturday Feb 20th, 2010 8:40 PM
yay!!happy queer commuterFriday Feb 19th, 2010 11:18 PM
if only it were that simplekyleFriday Feb 19th, 2010 10:30 PM
I'm exstaticdeanosorFriday Feb 19th, 2010 8:29 PM