2001

  • December 7, 2001 | Washington Blade

    MANY GAYS who have served openly in the U.S. military, prior to their forced
    discharges, performed their duties with distinction and were treated with
    respect and were fully accepted by their fellow service members, according
    to a newly released study.

    The 90-page document, conducted by a University of California...

  • December 4, 2001 | The Advocate

    WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH authorized a "stop-loss" order on military discharges in September, many people thought "don't ask, don't tell" was conveniently - and temporarily - being shelved. Even the 'San Francisco Chronicle,' after talking with a Pentagon spokesman, trumpeted, "Gay, Lesbian Troops Can Serve...

  • November 19, 2001 | The Detroit News
    AS A YOUNG Army tank commander, Rick Edgil knew he wanted to be a police officer when he left the military. But just as he'd stayed closeted inside a four-man tank, he couldn't imagine an environment where he'd feel comfortable being open about being gay in a squad car.

    So, for his first dozen years with the San Diego...
  • November 14, 2001 | San Diego Union-Tribune

    ONE OF the most comprehensive studies of gays and lesbians in a large police agency lauds the San Diego Police Department for its hiring of gay and lesbian officers during the past 11 years.

    The University of California Santa Barbara released its findings yesterday as it presented an Excellence in Equality Award to Chief David...

  • November 13, 2001 | Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - In the decade since a number of San Diego police officers began coming out as gays or lesbians, the department has changed from one in which harassment was commonplace to one where an officer's sexuality is irrelevant, a study found.

    The University of California report released Tuesday is the first to assess...

  • October 13, 2001 | Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At military bases across the country, troops mobilized for America's new war are saying goodbye to spouses and sweethearts with lingering embraces and teary kisses.

    Unless they're gay.

    Homosexuals reporting for possible combat are bound by the military mandate: Serve in silence and stay in...

  • September 27, 2001 | San Francisco Examiner

    AS TROOPS rev up for prolonged overseas campaigns, military leaders are sending confusing signals about whether gays should be sent to war or discharged.

    At first, the Air Force said it was halting most discharges - issuing what is known as a stop-loss order - except in cases of criminal misconduct, disability or other extenuating...

  • August 7, 2001 | Associated Press-Atlanta Journal and Constitution

    SANTA BARBARA, CA -- The growing visibility of gays and lesbians in a variety of American institutions has helped to reduce opposition to permitting them to serve in the military, according to scholars and pollsters who study the topic. The release of a new batch of surveys and academic studies offers fresh evidence that Americans'...

  • August 6, 2001 | Gay.com / PlanetOut.com Network

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    Most Americans think gays should be able to serve openly in the military, according to a new survey, but more than 70...

  • June 19, 2001 | Washington Post

    In a string of recent speeches and appearances, President Bush and his foreign policy team have pledged to take the risks necessary to create a brand new, post-Cold War military fit for the 21st century.

    Bush told graduating officers at the Naval Academy that he was "committed to fostering a military culture where intelligent...