I read something that really pissed me off today.
(Which, coincidentally, seems to be happening a lot lately *cough* lostangryyouth *cough*.)
Apparently military officials are now using sites like Gay.com and PlanetOut to find out if soldiers are gay. All they’ve got to do is suspect you, scan the sites for your name, and report you. If you have anything on the internet advertising the fact that you’re gay, you’re in violation of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.
This is bullshit. I try so hard to understand the logic in policies like this, but I just can’t get shallow enough to see it. At least other people have already voiced my concerns. There’s this guy, Will Doherty who happens to be the executive director of the Online Policy Group. In the article that I read, he’s quoted as saying, “It's bigoted, wasteful and expensive for us all when the U.S. military continues to violate its own policy regarding the privacy of off-duty gay personnel by investigating and discharging them for seeking companionship with other gay people online.