SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In response to recent news reports that the Defense Department may reinstate “don’t ask, don’t tell” for transgender individuals because of resistance by some military leaders and social conservatives, three retired General Officers issued the following statement urging United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis not to reinstate the discriminatory policy: “Anonymous sources … More Retired Generals Urge Mattis Not to Reinstate ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ for Transgender Troops
The Pentagon held its fifth annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride ceremony Wednesday. The Washington Examiner reports, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus called on gay and lesbian veterans who received a less-than-honorable discharge under the old ban on gays serving openly in the military to have their records corrected to reflect they served honorably. … More Navy Secretary Calls on Gays and Lesbian Vets to Have Military Records Corrected
by Melanie Nathan, March 28, 2013 I joined a group U.S. service members, GetEQUAL activists, as well as well known U.K. activist Peter Tatchel at the White House today, for a rally in support of Lt. Dan Choi ,who is being tried by the U.S. Government, after he was arrested in November 2010, together with … More Dan Choi ‘s trial day starts with DADT activists re-living arrests at White House
by Melanie Nathan, August 11, 2012. This photo depicts two women kissing goodbye, prior to a deployment to Afghanistan. The soldier who took the photograph submitted it for publication during Pride time to a military newspaper but was refused permission to use the picture in the article. The picture was apparently rejected because it shows … More Military Newspaper Rejects Lesbian Deployment Kiss
Can you imagine Romney’s Secretary of Defense recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month? Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thanks gay and lesbian service members for their dedicated service to the nation. By Melanie Nathan, June 16,2012. The US Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, sent a special message to America and the World. … More While this US Secretary of Defense offers Moving Pride Message, Imagine a Romney DOD
by Melanie Nathan, (San Francisco, CA, July 22, 2011) Today, President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen notified Congress that the military is ready to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the discriminatory two-decade old policy that bars lesbian, gay, and bisexual people … More Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Certified
July 06, 2011, Posted by Melanie NathanBREAKING- WASHINGTON, D.C. – Servicemembers United, the nation’s largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans, today enthusiastically applauded the order issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifting its own stay of a lower court’s injunction barring enforcement of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. This … More BREAKING:- Log Cabin Republicans v. U.S.A. Stay Order Lifted – DADT
Simplicity in the name of a movement By MELANIE NATHAN, April 10, 2010 What happened to our LGBTQI movement? Since 1970, post Stonewall ? We have a quest for gay marriage rights, we have a quest for social security, we have a quest for immigration equality, to serve openly in the military, to … More THE LGBTQI PINK PRINT – A Liberation Plan for Gay USA
Gillibrand tweets… she is meeting with DoD officials today to discuss DADT Tagged with: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Kirsten Gillibrand New York Twitter United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Gillibrand tweets… she is meeting with DoD officials today to discuss DADT, Oct 2009 You should read the whole article.
Thanks to all my friends who responded to this request….. it was an astounding response. Well done…. will keep you posted. MEL re DADT Dan Choi, a native of California and an Army Lieutenant, asked us to share the news of the verdict from his military trial with the Courage Campaign community. Your overwhelming response … More Dan Choi, outcome of come-out hearing……..
Yesterday I met Lt. Dan Choi as the photos on my home page (scroll down) indicate. He has the heart of a soldier and now an activist. When speaking to him he exuded passon for the army and our Country and wants to serve; he suggests the very idea of booting gays from the army is detrimental to the … More UR-GENT Lt. Dan Choi Hearing in a matter of hours
On this day we remember our LGBT brothers and sister who were brave enough to serve in the Military, Navy, Army with the added burden of “dont ask, dont tell.” Your selfless willingness to die for a Country that has failed you on the very principal for which you fought. You are all true American … More On this memorial day we remember our fallen Lesbian and Gay