Programs

"(Still Not) At Ease: Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2007"

Date: 
Thu, 08/30/2007 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/02/2007 - 5:00pm

Panel: "(Still Not) At Ease: Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2007"

Conference: National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Nathaniel Frank was a featured speaker at the annual convention of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association from August 30 to September 2 2007 in San Diego. NLGJA is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students that works within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. The convention was attended by over 500 journalists and others who work on LGBT issues. The event consisted of three days of workshops, plenary sessions and networking events.

Dr. Frank spoke before 150 people on a panel entitled "(Still Not) At Ease: Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2007," which also featured recently retired and separated service members who served under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The ensuing discussion frequently referenced research by the Palm Center, including the 2006 Zogby poll of recently-returned veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.