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Repeal of Dont Ask Dont Tell

Booed Gay Soldier On Why He Won't Give Up On His Marriage Equality Fight

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In the September 2011 Republican presidential primaries in Florida -- and soon after the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- Stephen Snyder-Hill, who...

Will Defenders of DADT Stand By Their Dire Predictions?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

The ban ended three months ago, with little fanfare. Will opponents of equality going forward get away with using the same "disruption" theory to convince policymakers to oppose full equality for LGBT and other Americans? Because that's what they're trying.

DADT Repeal Under Fire? In Defense of the Repeal Against the Queer Critique

Katie Miller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katie Miller

I would be remiss if I failed to address the queer critique against the actual benefits of DADT repeal. Isn't it contradictory that queer people are critical of the repeal of DADT? Well, let me enlighten you.

Celebrating the End of DADT as Bisexuals

Denise Penn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Denise Penn

As we celebrate the end of DADT and the expulsion of gays and lesbians from our military, remember that some were bisexual, and hopefully we can work toward fair treatment of transgender service members and veterans.

Don't Ask Don't Tell: Repeal the Repeal?

Ryan Kaminski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ryan Kaminski

GOP candidates must not only move beyond talking points to clarify how a DADT 2.0 would work, but also why the policy should be resurrected. It is time for all the GOP candidates in favor of a DADT 2.0 to answer three questions.

Repealing DADT Is a Major Step Forward, But There's Still More Work to Be Done

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christine C. Quinn

While this is a big step forward for the gay and lesbian service members, and the country at large, the repeal of DADT still doesn't mean complete equality in our armed forces. There are still several other discriminatory laws in place.

Why I Didn't Celebrate the Repeal of DADT

Miriam Ben-Shalom | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Miriam Ben-Shalom

As someone who fought military discrimination from 1974 to 1990 and was put out for telling the truth, not for misconduct, I do understand why there is joy in my community, but I am worried, as well.

LGBT Military Discrimination Is Gone!... Kind Of

Eric Ethington | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Ethington

On Sept. 20th, 2011, the discriminatory military policy known as Don't Ask Don't Tell, enacted by Congress in 1993, was officially reversed. But that shouldn't imply that discrimination against these service members has actually ended.

What DADT Repeal Means: In Their Own Words

Waymon Hudson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

Rather than write about the discriminatory policy, I thought it would be best to hear what the repeal means to the men and women serving... in their own words.

The Demise of DADT

Ian Thompson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Ian Thompson

Today as DADT takes its rightful place in history's dustbin, it's worth reflecting on some of the important lessons in all of this.

Choi: So When Do the Military Discharges End?

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

The President promised he would be a "fierce advocate" for the Lesbian and Gay communities, but as his Presidency continues, I can't help but wonder if he is a "reluctant advocate."

Under Obama "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Will Pass Away

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

I am confident that Mr. Obama will work to end the ban on lesbians and gays serving openly in the military. Why am I so confident? Because Barack Obama said so.