Citizenship and the Armed Forces:

Why Repealing of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Was Critical for LGBTQ Equality

An address to the American Legion Kenneth H. Nash Post 8, Washington D.C. on Veterans Day, 2021:

I would like to reflect on how inclusion strengthens our nation as we mark the tenth anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the law enacted in 1993 that banned lesbian, gay and bisexual service members from coming out to anyone, anywhere, anytime, including one’s parents, clergy, colleagues, friends, and doctors.