Vets Unite to End Military’s Gay Ban

November 14, 2007 at 9:29 am Leave a comment

Servicemembers United and is partnering with the Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and the Liberty Education Forum on three days of events to honor the 12,000 Americans who have been kicked out of the military for being gay or lesbian under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Servicemembers United is a new group that will launch officially on November 30 which is also the anniversary of DADT. The group was founded by gay and straight vets of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who wanted to organize more formally to pursue a more aggressive and strategic approach to DADT activism.

For more info on Servicemembers United, click here.

Here is the schedule of events:

12,000 Flags for 12,000 Patriots Display
Friday November 30 – Sunday December 2, 2007
The National Mall, between 7th and 14th Streets

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Community Happy Hour (w/ light appetizers)
Friday November 30 at 6 pm
Bar Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Community Conference
Saturday December 1 at 9 am
HRC’s Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC

Army-Navy Game Football Party
Saturday December 1 at 12 pm
Nellie’s Sportsbar, 900 U Street NW, Washington DC

Military Chaplains’ Prayer Service
Sunday December 2 at 11 am
National Mall

Related:
Honoring LGBT Veterans
Another Reason DADT Has to Go
Lift the (Anti-Gay) Ban

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