The DADT Project is a Hampshire College Division III initiative created by Allie Thorpe, a Navy veteran discharged in 2006 for being gay. It is a collection of oral histories based on service immediately before, during, and immediately after the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the U.S. military. Its goal is to document the history of the DADT movement and later to analyze the effects of the policy on members of the LGBT military community.
Thorpe would like to speak with anyone who served at any point under the policy to gather a history of personal experiences. She will develop and build a website to house the stories, videos, and audio interviews, and will later write a thesis based on the policy’s effects. The website and thesis will be live on the web by May 2012.
Thorpe lives in western Massachusetts and is conducting
interviews through April 2012 throughout the nation, but mainly in New England
and on parts of the east coast. She asks that you not be discouraged if you
live farther away and strongly encourages anyone who wants to participate to
For further information, check thedadtproject.tumblr.com ,
email email@example.com ,
or call 413-570-0790.