On This DADT Repeal Anniversary, Let’s Not Forget The T

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 1:11 pm

Today is the one-year anniversary of lesbian, gay, and bisexual servicemembers being able to serve openly. With that in mind, I’m reposting this essay from December 19, 2010 — an essay (entitled Dan Choi: I Am Somebody! Autumn Sandeen: I Am Still Not Recognized As Somebody.) where I highlighted how with repeal of Don’t Ask, [...]

Dan Choi: I Am Somebody! Autumn Sandeen: I Am Still Not Recognized As Somebody.

By: Sunday December 19, 2010 3:45 pm

I have heard many senators and congresspeople use variants of Admiral Mullen’s pro-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT)  repeal phrase of relating to how DADT “[f]orces young men and women to lie…to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.” For example, from the floor of the Senate yesterday (December 18, 2010): [...]

How many ways do they force us to lie?

By: Sunday February 7, 2010 3:41 pm

No matter how I look at this issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens. For me personally, it comes down to integrity — theirs as individuals and [...]

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