Tag Archives: don’t ask don’t tell

What’s the Rest of This Navy Couple’s Story?

The end of 2014 brought the highlighting of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s holiday message which included a proposal by a same sex couple. The couple, pictured at right, are MM2 2nd Class Jerry Revels and Dylan Kirchner. The photo was taken … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: From Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell to Air Force Reserve Pride Poster

From the AirForceTimes ‘Flightlines’: The Air Force — as well as the rest of the military — has seen some considerable changes since Don’t Ask Don’t Tell ended in 2011 and gay and lesbian service members began serving openly. Same-sex … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell STILL The Policy of Transgender Servicemembers

From Stuff.com.nz: It felt like the pinnacle of his career, working the graveyard shift in a windowless plywood facility in Afghanistan, monitoring a Special Operations mission as it unfolded in real time on grainy video feeds. After spending hundreds of … Continue reading

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Scene Yourself: Engaged At White House; Marry In Seattle (It Gets Better)

As part of an ongoing series of post, ‘Scene Yourself’ is my photographic take on the It Gets Better Project. I highlight photos of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events for LGBT youth to get a visual sense of … Continue reading

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Adding a Conscience Clause to Our Virtual Time Capsule

Numerous blogs and news outlets are reporting the passage of the Defense Authorization Act with its “conscience clause” intact. The Act, which basically helps to keep the military running, includes within it Section 533; a conscience clause provision that is widely believed … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Montgomery Gentry; Frederick, Md.; 2012

The boys from Montgomery Gentry, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, still got it. They put on a rockin’ show at The Great Frederick Fair; running through of string of their hits that I’d almost forgotten about as well as playing some … Continue reading

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More Stories of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

Washington, DC’s local gay magazine, METROWEEKLY, has some excellent profiles of gay servicemembers and their stories since coming out. Of particular note is Chief Petty Officer Ronnie Ratliff, Navy, whose story includes some of the unintended damage that Don’t Ask, Don’t … Continue reading

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The Economic Impact of LGBT Equality: DADT Repeal

Since gay conservative group GOProud is so focused on its economic and job message for this election vs. social issues like equality for Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT people, I thought that on this anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell … Continue reading

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A Year After DADT: Becoming a Target

As we mark the one year anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) with news that there has not been any significant impact, we need to remember, there is still some work to do to irradicate prejudice. From … Continue reading

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One Year Later; ‘no negative consequences’ from Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

In what is probably the worst fears realized for the most virulent anti-gay supporters of keeping Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) in place, comes the below from The Huffington Post: The study, published Monday by the Palm Center, a research … Continue reading

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