September 2009 Blueprints in Brief

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The Michael D Palm Center
Blueprints in Brief, September 2009

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GAY SAILOR BRUTALIZED: NAVY PROMOTED SUPERVISOR

Soldiers listeningFormer Petty Officer Third Class Joseph Rocha was brutalized for more than two years at his base in Bahrain after unit mates first suspected that he is gay. The Navy promoted the Chief most responsible for the violence, though Naval officials were aware of his role in creating the climate of abuse. (Read more.)


OTHER PALM CENTER NEWS

Indra Lusero, Assistant DIrectorThe Center is very proud that Assistant Director Indra Lusero has been selected as a 21st Century Fellow of the Pipeline Project. The Pipeline Project is a leadership advancement effort to increase diversity in the leadership of LGBT organizations.

The Palm Center is also very grateful for the support of our recent donors.

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EXTENSION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY COULD BENEFIT GAY TROOPS

Air Force PlanesPresident Obama extended the current state of National Emergency for one year. According to a "stop-loss" statute (10 U.S.C. § 12305), Congress has authorized the President to suspend any law regarding military separations during national security emergencies. (Read more.)

WHAT DO GAY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THE MILITARY?

Military MedalsLearn more about what guest blogger Gary Gates of the Williams Institute has discovered in recent polling data. (Read more.)

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