As a Gay Straight Alliance advisor at my high school, I often notice something: many people who were not in the LGBT community just didn't understand why LGBT people felt ostracized. They didn't get it on a gut level.
I did. Although I'm straight, I've worked for twenty years with kids who couldn't come out to their parents for fear of being disowned. I'd seen kids harassed, assaulted, and bullied for something fundamental about themselves. In the small community in which I teach,… Continue
Added by Laura Preble on January 30, 2013 at 10:39pm —
Please support scores of DOD employees living overseas who are being forced to return to the US after serving five to seven years overseas. Many will be forced to work in areas where they have no family. The average cost to move one family of four is $85,000.… Continue
Added by Phillip Sorensen on November 26, 2012 at 3:00am —
By Christopher T. Moss
Mary Ann Talbot was born an orphan in London on February 2, 1778. Her mother died at Talbot’s birth and the child was raised by a series of what we would now call foster homes and in boarding schools. She claimed to be the illegitimate… Continue
Added by Christopher Hawthorne Moss on October 21, 2012 at 1:45pm —
We suspect our letter helped;… Continue
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on June 14, 2012 at 11:30pm —
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in a Pentagon press conference revealed a three-step plan:
- Finalize changes in related regulations and policies & get clearer definitions on benefits
- Prepare training materials for chaplains, lawyers, commanders and troops
- Begin to train servicemembers worldwide.
“We’re trying to get the first two phases of that process done as quickly as possible,” Gates said,… Continue
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on January 6, 2011 at 3:53pm —
The Pentagon channel is available via the internet. This is one of the many reports pertaining on DADT today; http://www.defense.gov//news/newsarticle.aspx?id=61896
.Also available on the internet is this informative Department of Defense website http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2010/0610_gatesdadt/
For the first time in a long time it… Continue
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on November 30, 2010 at 4:23pm —
The reason it has taken so long in the United States for equality activists to begin really turning things around is due to the entrenched origin of the discrimination that the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community has suffered through for so long. There are six areas that are the origin of this discrimination:… Continue
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on August 10, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Sacramento, CA – While it isn’t a huge surprise to most, the filing of a “Memorandum in Opposition” for Judge Walker to end the stay requested by the Yes on Prop 8 organization by California Attorney General Jerry Brown and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today was a welcome sight to the LGBT Community here in Sacramento.
In short, the Memorandum says the Governor and State Attorney General sees no reason to hold off issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and urges the court to… Continue
Added by Ken Pierce on August 7, 2010 at 12:51am —
Some of you know me: I've either photographed you or met you with the hopes of photographing you for my current multimedia project on LGBT Veterans.
In Case we haven't touched base...
I wanted to let you know about my current multimedia project- Proud To Serve a portrait essay of our Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender American Service Members who served their country in silence or were discharged under the current “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.… Continue
Added by Jo Ann Santangelo on July 10, 2010 at 9:04am —
A Service Member has created a website and is requesting LGBT and allied community assistance for folks to tell their stories on why Repeal of DADT is required Right NOW. Please help this site become successful. It is also listed on DOD FED GLOBE's networking Main page under links.
DOD FED GLOBE supports this courageous means of focusing on the… Continue
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on July 9, 2010 at 3:43pm —
On July 08, 2010
U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro ruled that
Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional with
respect to claims brought by seven married same-sex couples and three
widowers from Massachusetts. Under the ruling, the plaintiffs are
entitled to the same federal spousal benefits and protections as every
other married couple. the lawsuit Gill et al v. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) filed… Continue
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on July 8, 2010 at 3:30pm —
The Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) impact analysis is an example of government; "Fraud, waste, and abuse." It is not an objective analysis, but it is a subjective analysis.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Service Members cannot answer honestly, they can be tracked by their CAC cards. LGBT civilian and contractor employees of the Department of Defense are completely left out of the process. Thus this DADT Impact analysis leaves out a conservative estimate of 250,000 employees… Continue
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on June 23, 2010 at 1:42pm —
This is a historic time for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community.
A compromise has been reached for Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT).
Pentagon video about this is at http://www.pentagonchannel.mil/?fr_story=ccfe909fbaf010550863b7d403296a05619ebe9b&rf=rss
We need to keep up the pressure this week… Continue
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on May 25, 2010 at 3:45pm —
Call to Action On DADT From SLDN the below was written by Aubrey Sarvis and he is absolutely right!
From Aubrey Sarvis:
Next week, game-changing votes in the U.S.
House and Senate could make or break the fate of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
repeal efforts in 2010.Rep. Patrick Murphy
(D-PA) is expected to
offer an amendment to the House version of the Defense Authorization
bill that would overturn DADT.… Continue
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on May 20, 2010 at 10:25am —
On April 20, 2010 at about three o’clock in the morning, when some people are sleeping in a nice warm bed under covers getting a good night’s rest, I was in my jail cell watching a roach crawl along the wall praying it would not reach my bunk, I asked myself “why am I doing this, what is the purpose?” It had been several hours since I handcuffed myself to the fence of the White… Continue
Added by Evelyn Thomas on May 8, 2010 at 1:15pm —
How do you keep people on your side when you do not like them?
Act like you are going to help them but require an analysis that…
Added by DOD FED GLOBE on May 4, 2010 at 9:46pm —
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Added by DOD FED GLOBE on March 15, 2010 at 6:30pm —