Melvin Dwork, who was discharged from the Navy almost 70 years ago for being gay, finally saw his paperwork upgraded from “undesirable” to “honorable” — marking the first time the Pentagon has taken such a step for a World War II veteran since DADT was repealed.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to Rachel Maddow live from SLDN's flagship Repeal Day event in Washington, D.C., about the leadership and work it took to end DADT.
Former Air Force Staff Sergeant David Hall shares what Repeal Day means to him as a veteran who hopes to return to the military now that the discriminatory DADT law is off the books.
Former Air Force Major Mike Almy and SLDN's Aubrey Sarvis reflect on the historic repeal of DADT.
Former Army Sergeant First Class Stacy Vasquez, along with Army Veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis, look ahead to an new era of military service post-repeal as well as challenges that remain to LGBT equality in the armed forces.
SLDN client and former Army Sergeant First Class Stacy Vasquez shares her plans to rejoin the military now that DADT has been repealed.
Just days away from official repeal, Air Force Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach discussed HBO's documentary, "The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
College students and DADT repeal advocates Lauren and Ellie are back! Last year during the repeal fight, they showed us the power of their voice when they made a YouTube video that caught the attention of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). Now, they're urging repeal supporters to celebrate with them next Tuesday, September 20.
Air Force Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach explains the significance of Wednesday's "Don't Ask" ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and gives a shout-out to SLDN.
U.S. Navy Commander Zoe Dunning (Ret.), a longtime DADT repeal champion and equality advocate, reacts to the Ninth Circuit Court's July 6, 2011, decision to reinstate the injunction on this discriminatory law.
Watch the May 15, 2011 debate between Army veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis and Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) on whether military chaplains should be allowed to marry same-sex couples.
During an April 1, 2011 hearing before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) began a line of questions attempting to demonstrate that being gay and violating the standard of conduct are synonymous and was caught off guard when Vice Admiral William Gortney explained that they are not.
Army veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis recaps the legislative steps that led to the signing of DADT repeal legislation by President Obama and looks ahead to what's next for LGBT equality.
Former Air Force Major Mike Almy shares a rare moment in history with other veterans and repeal leaders when he watched President Obama sign legislation on December 22 to allow for the overturn of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach and CNN's Hala Gorani discuss implications of repeal as the military looks ahead to life after DADT.
Former Air Force Staff Sgt. David Hall describes what it was like to watch President Obama sign DADT repeal legislation and previews next steps as the military prepares to transition to open service.
David Hall and Steve Wilkos discuss implementation of DADT repeal following passage and signing of historic legislation to allow for an end to this discrminatory law after more than 17 years.
Former Army Captain Anthony Woods discusses implementation of DADT repeal and his experience serving in Iraq.
Former Air Force Major Mike Almy, Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, former Cadet Katie Miller and former Army Capt. Jonathan Hopkins share what the Senate's historic vote for DADT repeal means to them as patriots, Americans and advocates for repeal.
CAPT Joan E. Darrah, USN (Ret.) and wife Lynne Kennedy offer a heartwarming story that poignantly illustrates the painful human impact of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on the family lives of those who serve.
Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, USAF, shares his thoughts on the Senate's historic vote on December 18 to repeal DADT, and debunks Sen. John McCain's arguments for keeping this discriminatory law on the books.
SLDN's Aubrey Sarvis reacts to Thursday's Senate vote and looks ahead to building support for passage of S. 4022 before the end of the year. This bill, which was introduced by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and initially co-sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.), is standalone legislation that would repeal DADT.
Watch former U.S. Army Sergeant First Class and SLDN client Stacy Vasquez discuss her record of military service and discharge under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on Sunday's roundtable, hosted by Christiane Amanpour.
Sgt. Brian Fricke, U.S. Marines (Ret.) debates Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, with host Thomas Roberts. The Pentagon study's recent findings highlight what backers of repeal have long known: The military is ready for DADT repeal.
Former Army Captain Anthony Woods says the repeal of DADT would make the U.S. military stronger.
Watch Army veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis discuss the Pentagon's survey on DADT, which was released Nov. 30 and shows that a clear majority of service members -- like their civilian counterparts -- support repeal.
Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach discusses the urgent need for the Senate to act on DADT repeal during lame-duck session.
Watch Army veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis discuss the potential implications of the DOJ's appeal to stop the DADT injunction.
Lt. Col. Fehrenbhach recaps the status of his pending discharge under DADT and the impact of Judge Phillips' injunction on other gay and lesbian patriots who continue to serve under this discriminatory law during a time of great uncertainty.