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American Veterans for Equal Rights "is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces."

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Disabled Veterans of America

The Gay Military Times "is dedicated to providing a voice to the movement to achieve equality in America's armed forces so that patriotic American volunteers may serve our nation openly and in pride regardless of sexual orientation."

Palm Center "is a research institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara, committed to sponsoring state-of-the-art scholarship to enhance the quality of public dialogue about critical and controversial issues of the day." Available reports include:

Proud2Serve: Serving Britain's Armed Forces "a resource and network for the military community on matters of sexuality and sexual orientation in Her Majesty's Armed Forces."

Service Academy Alumni Groups:

  • - "the service ACADEMY Gay & Lesbian Alumni NETwork"
  • Blue Alliance "is a support and education network that promotes dignity and respect for LGBT alumni of the United States Air Force Academy and their allies."
  • Knights Out - "An Organization of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender US Military Academy Alumni and their Supporters"
  • USNA Out - "the organization of the proud gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender U. S. Naval Academy alumni, their supporters and friends."

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network "is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT)."

  • History of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
  • The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Law
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Directives, Memos, etc.
  • Government Reports on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Research & Polls

Servicemembers United "was founded to continue and expand upon the work and success of the Spring 2006 Call To Duty Tour and is already the largest all-veteran organization dedicated to educating the American public about the ban on known gay men and women in the military."

"Gays in the Military", Congressional Digest, April 2010, pages 97-126.

Reports from U.S. Government Accountability Office:

Out of the Closet: Addressing Policy Options : A Monograph by Yvette C. Hopkins. An academic research paper at the School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, [2000]

Issues: Military (Human Rights Campaign)

American Law Reports provide detailed discussions concerning legal issues with extensive summaries of relevant court cases.
Reference KF 132.A5...

  • 5 ALR Fed 2d 551 - Validity, Construction, & Application of Solomon Amendment, which Denies Federal Funding to Institutions of Higher Education that Prohibit Military Representatives Access to & Assistance for Recruiting Purposes (available via WestLaw)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Resources

Congressional Research Service Reports

Marriage and Family