I did set up an exhibit at the Outwrite DC in Washington DC today at the DC Center for the LGBT Community, in the atrium at 2000 14th St. NW (ha, ha, only about 5 miles from Nationals Park, a half-mile from Town DC and 930 Club, and Atlantic Plumbing, for that matter).
So I got to do a good interview. I covered the narrative of my own William and Mary expansion, my own getting drafted during Vietnam, how that mixed with the debate on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and led to my first book in 1997, and how 9/11 complicated my proposals for a “Bill of Rights II”, leading to the second book in 2002, and how freedom of speech and the Internet led to the substance of the third book in 2014. I did mention “open access”. I mentioned that I have a draft screenplay for how you might film it.
The interviewer did get the idea that external pressures matter, and that even with a fight for liberation and equality (and the tension between those two concepts), individual moral compass, in reacting to the needs of others in any group one belongs to, matters. That’s kind of paradox of identity politics.
I got three clips. The people filming me were unfamiliar with my camera, so the sound is hard to hear,
(Posted: Saturday: August 6, 2016 at 6 PM EDT)
Update: Aug. 10
Here are a few more videos (other than the QA for “Queer Brown Voices” which is here).
A “simple song” video