October 27, 2005
Alfred Lubrano's story today about the gay patriot starts:
In Baghdad, they know him by the code name "Princess Leia."
As an agent for the State Department's diplomatic security service, Overbrook's own T.J. Lunardi is a gay patriot trained to crack a man's bones with his tapered fingers.
Most recently charged with protecting U.S. embassy officials in Iraq, Lunardi, 28, is home now, awaiting reassignment to Berlin. Sporting tattoos that say "queer" and "eternal hostility," Lunardi is an inside agitator, a guy pledged to flag and country but determined to effect change within the U.S. government for the gay cause.
Read the whole thing here.
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Okay, so I'm waiting for the first responsible journalist to come up with a reason why I should care what a person's sexual orientation is. Newspaper journalists don't report on people's coffee preferences -- black, sugar'n'cream, etc.. -- so why do they think it's important to report on what a person does because of who they sleep with?
Why, dear god, why?
Posted by: William Young | Oct 28, 2005 9:24:46 AM
Because not everybody is as enlightened as you are - I'm serious. Because someone like Lunardi, actively services as an ambassador of sorts, going a long way toward ending people's prejudices and stereotypes. It's his business. But he wanted to share it, and we benefit from it, I think.
Posted by: Daniel Rubin | Oct 28, 2005 9:45:50 AM
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