Anti-Gay Harassment

What Can Stop the Gay-Bashing in the Military?

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Rocha's case is not about bad apples. The military doesn't even think that what happened was wrong. Now that the incident is getting some press, however, the Navy is doing a different dance...

Is Hazing a Form of Torture?

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Here they go again. As reported by Huffington Post and other media outlets, we now have yet another scandal involving our security forces,

“Historic Moves,” “Seismic Shifts,” and the Danger of a Policy that Won’t Come Dislodged.

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The National Black Justice Coalition [NBJC] and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, have called for an investigation into the death of U.S. Sailor August Provost. Provost, who completed three years of college before joining the Navy in March 2008 to help finance his education, was studying to become an architectural engineer. He was found murdered June 30, 2009 while on duty.

Does “don’t ask, don’t tell” impact transgender service members?

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Yes, it does.

That was one of the findings from a unique and timely survey conducted by the Transgender American Veteran’s Association [TAVA] and analyzed in August by Palm Center researchers.  read more »

Performance Brings Attention to Sexual Violence in the U.S. Military

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Pat Payne's performance, “Crawl,” directly addresses recent GAO and Veteran Affairs data on rape and sexual assault in the military, but it also speaks to "don't ask, don't tell."

Black Women Disproportionately Impacted by “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

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African American women make up less than one percent of servicemembers, while they comprise 3.3% of those discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. 

 

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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Gender Violence

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There is one arena where apparently opponents of gay service and advocates of openly gay service agree. That is on the seriousness and prevalence of sexual and gender violence in the military.  read more »

The Practical and Conceptual Problems with Regulating Harassment in a Discriminatory Institution

A draft report commissioned by the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military, University of California, Santa Barbara
May 1, 2004
Sharon Terman
Palm Center Whitepaper

The Center recently released a draft report studying the practical and conceptual problems with regulating harassment in a discriminatory institution.  read more »

Perceived Sexual Orientation-Based Harrassment in Military and Civilian Contexts

April 1, 2006
Bonnie Moradi
Military Psychology, 2006, Volume 18 Number 1

Please click here to download a PDF version of this publication.

This study compares the sexual-orientation-based harassment experienced by 196 civilian participants and 200 military participants as a response to the Office of the Inspector General's 2000 assessment of harassment under "don't ask, don't tell."

This study compares the sexual-orientation-based harassment experienced
by 196 civilian participants and 200 military participants as a
response to the Office of the Inspector General's 2000 assessment of
harassment under "don't ask, don't tell."  read more »

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