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Veterans Discharged for Being Gay Should Correct Records

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus encouraged vets to correct less-than-honorable discharges based on "morally wrong" policies.

More than 100,000 service members since World War II are estimated to have been forced out of the military for being gay, receiving a less-than-honorable discharge under old policies. During a Defense Department event this week celebrating June as LGBT Pride Month, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus called on gay and lesbian veterans to have their records corrected to reflect they served honorably.

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Transgender Military Service: Pentagon Announces Moratorium on Discharges

A hold on the administrative discharges of transgender persons serving in the U.S. military will take place during Pentagon study.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Who Was Most Hurt By 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'? Black Women

Less than 1 percent of service women are Black, but 9 percent of all female Don't Ask, Don't Tell discharges were Black women.

Black women in the military disproportionately were discriminated against as part of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. The study from the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) found that the number of military personnel discharged as a result of DADT were disproportionately women, Blacks, Latinos and Asians. In 2008, Black women totaled less than 1 percent of service members but represented 3.3 percent of Don't Ask, Don't Tell discharges; women totaled only 15 percent of service members but 34 percent of Don't Ask, Don't Tell discharges.

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Ask the White Guy: Are White Men the New Victims on College Campuses?

Have the tables turned on white men? What should they do about it?

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Romney Brings Marriage Inequality to Breakfast

Mitt Romney told a gay Vietnam war veteran that he wants to repeal the same-sex-marriage law in New Hampshire.

Mitt Romney told a gay Vietnam war veteran that he wants to repeal the same-sex-marriage law in New Hampshire. Romney said during the campaign stop that he believes a marriage is between a man and a woman.

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Observations on the End of DADT

The latest civil-rights victory—the end of DADT—and the impact of loyal, trustworthy leadership.

Luke Visconti's Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers.

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ATWG: Why I'm Ashamed of Sen. McCain

The history of oppressing Black and LGBT service people has striking parallels. In the latest installment of Ask the White Guy, DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti explains why the president needs to sign an executive order to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" right now.

Luke Visconti's Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers.

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Ask the White Guy: Is It OK to Alter Your Standards to Conform to Another Culture?

The White Guy responds to a reader's comment regarding the imminent repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and what consequences could result when cultures conflict where our troops are stationed abroad.

Luke Visconti's Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers.

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Empty Promises Put Service People in Jeopardy

Once again, President Barack Obama has promised to end "don't ask, don't tell" and once again, there's no course of action and no deadline.

Once again, President Barack Obama has promised to end "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT)—and once again, there's no course of action and no deadline.

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Should Gays Be Allowed to Serve in the Military?

President Barack Obama is on the verge of repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. What will that mean for straight servicemen and women? The White Guy addresses one reader's concern over sleeping and showering with LGBT soldiers.

Luke Visconti's Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers.

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