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Chuck Hagel Lgbt Rights

Chuck Hagel To Attend Pentagon Pride Event

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will speak at an event this month honoring gay and lesbian service members, making him the first sitting defense secreta...

Chuck Hagel Supports Gay Rights? Too Little, Too Late

Brian Stone | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

As a gay man who had to live under the oppressive "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy, I'm shocked that Hagel didn't support DADT repeal sooner. I'm also shocked that he didn't even make a public statement of support for DADT repeal. Instead, he wrote a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Confirm Chuck Hagel For Secretary Of Defense

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

I am willing to accept his apology, which Ambassador Hormel has now accepted, even if reluctantly, because Hagel will work for President Obama, and I don't believe the president would nominate anyone to this sensitive position who will not be supportive of the LGBT community.

Will Chuck Hagel Apologize For His Anti-Gay Voting Record?

Wayne Anderson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

Putting a man with such a poor record of LGBT support in charge of the continuing implementation of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" would be a disaster for gay and lesbian soldiers. President Obama could and should do better.