DADT

A hypocrite the Boy Scouts can love

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New Boy Scouts President Robert Gates: 'I Would Have Supported Having Gay Scoutmasters' Despite media to the contrary, Robert Gates, the Bush and Obama Administration, Defense Secretary, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans) insiders didn't view him as a true friend helping to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell". He had no problem accepting any and all kudos that may have come his way, however. By now mention of active duty troops and veterans who had to endure nearly 3 extra years of discrimination under Gates, until he finally relented and put a freeze on dismissals. has been ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: The Weight of Tradition

(También en Español) What does repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the US military mean to you? To society-at-large? Now lesbian and gay soldiers can serve openly, but what about transgender soldiers as well? Why have lawmakers and the media paid more attention to homophobia to the exclusion of transphobia? How big a role do you think weight of tradition plays in restricting sexual freedom? Can cultural taboos change? How can parents, teachers, and community leaders help create new traditions that allow all of us to be more expressive of who we are? Your input is needed! Please write to us, ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Former US Air Force Female Soldier

(También en Español) Though the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell was a giant step forward, the fact remains that there is still a long way to go in terms of equal rights in the military for women, in the gay community, and especially in the trans community. How do you feel about transgender Americans being excluded from the DADT repeal? Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay — or even create an original work of art — and express your thoughts. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free VenusPlusX ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Telling my dad that I am gay-LIVE

Don't Ask, Don't Tell takes effect this week, so we are sharing this viral video that's reached TV and over 3 million people on YouTube. An active service member calls his Dad in Alabama from where he's stationed in Germany to tell him he's gay, and his father responded in a way that's been very moving. What's your coming out story? And what were the reactions of your families and friends? Every coming out is its own revolutionary act, and some people say they come out to a further degree on a daily basis. Are you in the military now and seeing ...

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