I’m a happily married 52 year old FLAG with a six year old daughter. I’m here to support the LGBTTQ community. I served on active duty in the US Army from 1979 to 1989 and continue to campaign for full service rights for all who wish to serve regardless of any arbitrary and irrelevant condition (skin color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation). I am a member of the Curch of St Paul & St Anrew, a fully inclusive congregation located at West 86th Street & West End Avenue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
With ’Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ about to become history, the Pentagon needs to look to the experience of our European allies and Israel, which have effectively integrated gay troops using mandatory sensitivity training.
When you grow up in Rhode Island, as I did, and you return to Newport, you bring a perspective that is steeped in nostalgia yet tempered by a response to changes, good and bad, that you notice as you amble down familiar streets.
EDGE contributor Kelsy Chauvin scopes out the best booze of the season at the first annual Village Voice Holiday Spirits events, and unveils lick-smacking libations and clever cocktails for any time of year.
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