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Gratitude and commitment

My personal belief is that allowing homosexuals to serve openly would be the right thing to do. 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.

A veteran's take on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" hearings

As a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, I think that it is a shame to ask service members to wait on a study until they receive the same benefits and are able to live openly as their heterosexual counterparts are able to do.

DADT discharges down again in 2009

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network announced yesterday that discharges for the four services under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” continued to decline in 2009, down a third from the year before.

Kicking off Black History Month

As a black lesbian, I know that it’s especially important for both the LGBT and African-American communities to honor and teach our histories—histories that so often get erased by time and prejudice.

Host a Valentine's Day Party for Immigration Equality

As a day about love and commitment, Valentine’s day can be a special opportunity to raise awareness about the thousands of loving couples separated by our country’s unfair immigration laws.

Courage will Persevere

While it was great to hear the President’s vow in his State of the Union address to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this year, we know he can’t do it without Congress.