Monday, February 06, 2012

"Do Ask Do Tell Dance Party" will occur at Telluride Gay Ski Week in CO

I got an email from the Press Room for “StraighOut Media & Marketing”, which produces Telluride Gay Ski Week, about a “free VIP party” for active service members called the “Do Ask Do Tell Dance Party”, apparently during the event (Feb. 25-March 3) at Telluride, CO. 

The Press Announcement is here.

Telluride Gay Ski Week has a website here.

The Dance Party will have a photography campaign sponsored by the Open Artists Movement (link). 

It is noteworthy that Reichen Lehmkuhl will serve as celebrity host.  Lehmkuhl is the celebrity host of the book “Here’s What We’ll Say: Growing Up, Coming Out, and the U.S. Air Force”,  Carroll & Graf, 2006.  The author had spoken at the HRC Anniversary Dinner in Washington in 2006. Lehmkuhl actually survived the ban, working with a secret society in “The Tunnels”.  At one point he makes this interesting comment (p. 334) about the now repealed law:

“The policy says not to ask a military member if he or she is gay and tells individual military members not to say they are gay, but it does not cover when someone else reports you as being gay.”

 Remember, Colorado was the site of the Amendment 2 fight (Romer v. Evans) in the 1990s.

I don't know if is very practical for me to make this event. I'm not a skiier, and it's short notice.  And the SLDN Annual Dinner in Washington DC takes place March 3.  

Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Telluride downtown.  I may have been there in 1973, and again in 1994.  

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