There is a lot to say about the historic day on September 20th when the 17 year old law called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was finally repealed. But rather than just write about the discriminatory policy that kept the estimated 70,000 gay, lesbian, and bisexual personnel who are currently serving their country from being open in the military and that was responsible for over 14,000 discharges over the years, I thought it would be best to hear what the repeal means to the men and women serving… in their own words.
DADT Ends – Veterans Speak (from the Obama Campaign)
On Day of Repeal, A Soldier Comes Out to His Father
Rachel Maddow talks with Lt. Josh Seefried (founder of Outserve) & Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach
Rachel Maddow shows celebrations on the end of DADT, soldiers coming out & President Obama’s campaign video
Major Mike Almy & Captain Sarah Pezzat On The End Of DADT
101 Faces of Courage
OutServe, the association of actively-serving LGBT military members, released the latest edition of OutServe Magazine, featuring 101 actively-serving military members identified by name, rank and duty station.
We serve in every country, in every conflict, and in every career field. We serve because we are committed to our country. We serve to protect those we love. We serve because we are dedicated to this self-evident truth — that all men are created equal. This is who we are.
I think that says it all.
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