DADT

'Don’t Ask Don’t Tell' is still destroying lives

For 17 years, DADT provided the military with a powerful weapon to silence and retaliate against male service members who were sexually assaulted.

September 20 marks five years since Congress repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). Under DADT, openly gay and lesbian people were barred from military service.

Those already in the military but found to “demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts” were expelled. 

Loophole could allow transgender troops to serve

A change to a Pentagon personnel policy three months ago loosens the rules barring transgender troops from serving in the U.S. military, giving the individual services leeway to retain these personnel.

SATURDAY: The Center to host benefits workshop for veterans

Participants will learn more about the many services, benefits, and programs available to them through the County and other veterans organizations including REBOOT, American Military Partners Association, The Gay, Lesbian and Supporting Sailors (GLASS), and the Military Freedom Coalition.