July 10, 2007

Veterans: Tell SLDN Your Story

From the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network:

Every day, lesbian, gay, and bisexual American patriots are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with honor, courage, and distinction. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) seeks to honor their service by ending the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

Now, Congress needs to hear from those veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is wrong.

An innovative new SLDN project, Stories From the Frontlines, will show Members of Congress that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is hurting our military by featuring the personal stories of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. This collection of veterans' stories will be a key tool in our work on Capitol Hill to educate Members of Congress and build support for the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (H.R. 1246), a bill that would repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban and replace it with a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Veterans: speak out and share your story! Click here to share your Story From the Frontlines.

All veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are invited to share their experiences for Stories From the Frontlines. Veterans of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including straight allies and those whose careers were not directly harmed by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," are welcome to join us in this exciting project.

Non-veterans are also crucial to the movement to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The ban on openly lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans serving in the military impacts every American in every community. Our freedoms are more secure when every qualified American is allowed to serve, regardless of sexual orientation. If you haven't already, click here to write Congress calling for the repeal of this discriminatory, unnecessary law.

Thank you for helping us honor all American patriots. Together, we will lift the ban!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for advocating our friends at SLDN. They even have Orthodox on staff! Their groundbreaking martyrdom for the complete health (mental, physical, social, spiritual) of American servicemembers is historic. They've been venturing for many years where most fear to tread. And in time, the curse/anathema of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue, Don't Harass" will be eradicated. SLDN is essential to US national security and local community families.