Lilli Marleen

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As you might see soon, english is not my mothertongue. And since english speaking people are used to others stumble around in their language, I hope I don't make too much of an idiot of myself here. So - my deepest apologies adressed to the English Language for not worshipping her better.

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Blogs I like:
Arons Israel Peace Weblog
Daddy, Papa & Me
The Lefty Directory
view from the back window of my pickup truck
Hi, I'm black!
Papa Scott
A Fistful Of Euros
The Russian Dilettante
Little Yellow Different

German Blogs I read:

Lyssas Lounge
London Leben
industrial-technology and witchcraft
Anke Groener
Almost a Diary
Beruf Terrorist

Other links:
Social Democrats in Germany
Die Zeit
(a german newspaper)
(the german magazine)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Roots of English Dictionary
Rautavistische Universitaet



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Mittwoch, Dezember 10, 2003
Gays in Uniforms
Sorry, no fetish here. I know, for some gay men, a man in uniform is as close to heaven as a hall full of cheering people for a blogger, and after "Officer and Gentleman" (I hope that's the English title. It was with the song "this is up where we belong") and this fantastic looking Richard Gere in this fantastic looking uniform, I was with my best friend (he's gay) when we were watching that movie.
But how much a man in uniform is a fetish, so "verboten" it is to be gay while wearing a uniform. Here in Germany we had back in the 80's a big scandal about a General who was suspected to be gay but finally came out there was a man in the Gay scene who looked like this general. But the General was fired anyway.
From what I know, our "Bundeswehr" is working with the same policy "No questions, no lies" than it's done in the US when it comes to gay soldiers.
And while I always read stuff like "honor", "Trust" and so in writings from people who tell about their times in arms, I ask myself where these words are when it comes to a main part of a character - the sexual orientation.
Seems not just to be me, thinking about this, over at Atrios I found a link to the NY Times. From here it looks like a great move!