BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jul 14, 2015
No one should be excluded from a job based on their identity or their sexuality – especially when that job is protecting the country. This week, The U.S. Military will announce their plans to no longer exclude transgender individuals from being service members. “We must ensure that everyone who's able and willing to serve has the full and equal opportunity to do so,” said Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
Officials will assess the cost of the necessary changes, such as bathrooms and uniforms, over a period of six months. Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Sep 17, 2010
Lady Gaga has something to say about the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy and she wants all of America to hear it. Not only has she been tweeting her opinions and pleas, she has made a video that is over 7 minutes long and directly addresses the U.S. Senate.
Responses have varied. Some question the pop-queen's credibility in issuing a public statement expressing her personal stance on the controversial DADT policy, while others applaud her for taking responsibility as a public figure and using her celebrity status to bring attention to a pressing political issue. Read More