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SLDN 15th Annual National Dinner live-blogging begins at 8PM

We’re here in DC to live blog Servicemembers Legal Defense Network’s 15th annual national dinner, held at the National Building Museum. Tonight the Showtime series The L Word will be honored for its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” storyline.

When the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace said gays are ‘immoral’ in defense of the policy known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, he inadvertently gave the issue a high profile and attention that the misguided policy deserves.  That will be clear tonight at the SLDN dinner, where over 900 people will gather this evening in support of the repeal of DADT.

The liveblogging kicks off at 8PM, but there is a press reception an hour earlier — we’ll grab some video, audio and pictures to post up during the live blog, barring any technical gremlins.

While there’s plenty to come later this evening (including the announcement of the special surprise guest!), but you can read up while you wait for the events to begin — MetroWeekly has a great feature issue on the event, check out these articles already online:

* Red, White and Bleu: Bleu Copas joined the Army in the aftermath of 9/11 — but the Army decided it didn’t want his help
* Cybill Rights: ‘The L Word’s’ Cybill Shepherd on gays in the military, sexual attraction and coming out on TV
* Spreading the Word: When Pam Grier talks, you are going to listen

See you online a little later…

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