BY Diana Denza
on Aug 13, 2012
It’s no big secret that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” resulted in the discharge of thousands of LGBTQ service-members since its inception. But now, nearly one year after the discriminatory law was repealed, lesbian army reserve officer, Tammy Smith, is being celebrated as the first openly gay brigadier general.
According to the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, the dedicated military official served in Afghanistan and acted as deputy chief for the Office of the Chief at the Army Reserve. Read More
BY Krista Ciminera
on May 28, 2010
The 1993 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of handling gay and bisexual members of the military is waning, as the House of Representatives voted yesterday to permit the Defense Department to repeal its ban. Although the decision won't be final until December 1st, when a detailed report is due from the Pentagon on the effects of allowing opening gay service members into the military, it shows promise on the overall inclusion and acceptance of the LGBT community in America. Read More