Friday, May 23, 2008

"Right to Serve" Preparing to Protest DADT

UPDATE: Here is the official website for the tour beginning tomorrow. http://harvardrighttoserve.org/index.php



"A groundbreaking bus tour protesting Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, “Right to Serve” is an LGBT event in which everyone devoted to true equality—gay or straight, open or closeted, liberal or conservative—can participate. The day after finals end, students from Harvard College and the various graduate schools will embark on a weeklong journey that will highlight the injustice of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The bus tour will make four stops across the country; and at each stop, one openly gay Harvard student will attempt to enlist for military service. When their desire to serve is rejected, participants on the tour will sit-in at the recruitment station to highlight the injustice of denying a citizen the right to serve based solely on their sexual orientation."

For more information, contact Jarret at president@harvarddems.com

When: Sat, May 24 at 5:00 pm to Sat, May 31 at 5:00 pm

http://harvarddems.com/node/3569

3 comments:

BadEvan said...

I wanted to serve my country. I come from a long line of soldiers. But I couldn't. Not because they wouldn't let me. But because I would not lie about who I am.

To hide or lie about something of that nature goes against the traditions of honor and integrity. How could I be a good soldier and live a life of lies, deceit and fear. My family at first resisted my reasons, but have come around. They see how ridiculous the Uniform Code of Conduct is. That I did the right thing for myself and my honor.

I just hope that one day we will see and end to the double standard that keeps us in a state of fear or dishonesty.

Queers United said...

Evan I think you did a courageous thing and one day the nation will look back and realize how ridiculous it is to exclude brave and honorable people like yourself.

Miss Vicki said...

that's fantastic!

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