They put their lives on the line for us, but are we doing all we can for them?
An LGBT think tank produced an ad with generals to refute the idea that openly gay troops affect unit cohesion and troop morale. Fox News won’t run it.
Major veterans’ advocacy groups haven’t yet taken a stance on regulations that target the for-profit higher education industry. But vets groups have a lot at stake.
Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by Kay Steiger
Though women make up just 11 percent of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder at much higher rates than their male peers.
The White House held a not-so-secret off-the-record meeting with LGBTQ bloggers yesterday, but if their reactions are any indication, they’re not buying the administration’s attempts to smooth over disappointment.
Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by Matt Comer
Lt. Dan Choi was discharged this summer because he announced on television that he was gay. Now, after a district court ruled “don’t ask, don’t tell” is unconstitutional, Choi tried to reenlist.
Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by Matt Comer
Military suicides are at an all-time high and many are dissatisfied with efforts being taken to prevent them. Ron Zaleski is walking barefoot across the country to raise awareness and promote his plan to help reduce suicides.
The Pentagon is using some age-old myths in its appeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” District Court ruling last week that found the law unconstitutional.
Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Matt Comer
Advocates that favor passage of the DREAM Act and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” had their hopes dashed on Tuesday thanks to Senate gridlock.
Posted Thursday, September 23, 2010 by Byard Duncan
The U.S. Army has opened an investigation into disturbing reports of American soldiers killing Afghan civilians for sport.
Posted Thursday, September 23, 2010 by Kayvan Farchadi
LGBT groups GetEQUAL and H.E.R.O. pressured senators this week to vote in favor of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which prohibits gay and lesbian soldiers from openly serving.
Posted Friday, September 17, 2010 by Matt Comer
With a potential Senate vote scheduled on the long-overdue repeal of DADT, activists are making a final push.
Posted Thursday, September 16, 2010 by Matt Comer
Two major LGBT groups are pushing for non-discrimination legislation, but one of the challenges is that many people falsely believe that LGBT people already have federal protection against discriminatory firing.
Posted Friday, September 10, 2010 by Matt Comer
A new Palm Center report shows that both women and people of color were targeted for dismissal at a disproportionately high rate under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’
Posted Monday, August 16, 2010 by Vincent Villano
This week President Obama spoke at the national convention for Disabled Veterans addressing the supposed wind-down of the Iraq war.
Campus Progress sits down with Lt. Dan Choi, a graduate of West Point. He has been a leader in pushing for the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” legislation that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military.
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