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Australia: Defence Department defends production of pride flag cufflinks

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  1. Major Bernard Gaynor should move to the USA and join the Tea Party.

    1. Oh no! We are just starting to get a grip on the TP infestation. We don’t need any more!

    2. BlokeToys 5 Dec 2013, 1:01pm

      The Tea Party will be expelled from the Republican party in the coming few years, there’s no other option if the Republicans want to ever win another election.

      Citizens in the US are being encouraged to look at who caused the shut down specifically, and those who are guided by religious fanaticism, and they are being encouraged to throw them out of office the moment they get the chance.

      Come the next election process, 99% of all Tea Party radicals will be removed from their position.

  2. Michael Stevens 4 Dec 2013, 9:38pm

    I was presenting at the Pride in Defence conference in Wellington last week, and members of the Australian LGBTI Defence Force network were there and wearing these – they looked great.

    And as well as the NZ Defence Force “It Gets Better” video, I think it’s pretty amazing that our military organised a conference like this with support from the very highest levels.

  3. Tim Hanafin 4 Dec 2013, 9:49pm

    Go check Gaynor’s blog. The guy is a prehistoric moron.

  4. David Jordan 4 Dec 2013, 9:50pm

    “It’s not appropriate for the ADF to be linked to political activism.”

    That would sound a lot less hypocritical if he wasn’t a commissioned officer of the ADF engaged in political activism but from what I’ve read elsewhere the ADF is considering a dishonorable discharge for him after a spate of anti-gay and anti-Muslim tirades, so hopefully he will soon be just Mr. Gaynor but no doubt he’ll still remain a Major A**hole.

  5. Darren Waite 5 Dec 2013, 2:41am

    Great news ,these pins show great support by the Australian Military to all its soldiers. Let’s hope other countries follow suit.

  6. Christopher in Canada 5 Dec 2013, 2:57am

    Is the major any relation to Gloria?

  7. An army doing it right, while so many others in our so-called “developed world” are still backward.

    I think Gaynor should perhaps consider leaving the military, he seem to be more of a far-right thinker than someone able to represent his fellow serving citizens. They have stated that this is to encourage inclusion (any military, just like any government, HAS to represent ALL citizens, not just those like them), and he seems apposed to that.

    Is he one step away from demanding an “Aryan” military made up entirely of white, Christian Australian men?

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