To make gay marriage more palatable for - and truly equal to - other Americans, a group of influential lawmakers & groups have opted for a ’Third Way’ that de-emphasizes benefits in favor of pure justice, family stability & love.
Navy veteran Shaun Knittel celebrates the end of the military’s ’Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy & explains what it means for servicemembers & how it will result in a more unified, cohesive, stronger military.
With ’Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ about to become history, the Pentagon needs to look to the experience of our European allies and Israel, which have effectively integrated gay troops using mandatory sensitivity training.
After after having achieved its stated goal of ending the military’s ’Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ rule, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Legal Network plans to continue to fight against discrimination in the U.S. Armed Forces.
In January 2011, the president said he was ending the military ’Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy. In November 2011, that will finally happen. Don’t blame him for a process that had to happen. Instead, rejoice. And look to the road ahead.
A recent scandal of two lesbians in sham marriages for benefits and Air Force Academy cadets opting out because they’re gay point up that the end of ’Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ means that LGBT service people should be held to the same standards as everyone else.
This month, a former sailor in the U.S. Navy looks back on life under the military’s ’Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ rule -- and how other nations’ armed forces have fared under openly serving servicepeople.
The new Military Acceptance Program is mapping out the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. For a gay veteran like me, this is an answered prayer. For current servicemembers, it’s a lifeline.
RuPaul’s drag race exemplifies everything fun, crazy & campy about gay life. The 1998 movie Heathers, looked at anew, represents a time when homophobia was being used as a laugh line. Not so funny anymore -- but time does funny things to entertainment.
Columnist & EDGE reporter Shaun Knittel served until recently in the U.S. Navy, where, not only did everyone know everyone’s sexual orientation, they enjoyed each other’s favors. And yes, everything you’ve heard about the Navy is true!