Posts Tagged: LGBT

A Marriage of Convenience: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” –a complex and costly policy

Ashley Lukens wrote a great article in the Honolulu Weekly about the recent repeal of the  military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and the complexities surrounding the issue of gays in the military: One year into earning his bachelor’s degree at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU), John Foster longed for more structure and direction in his… Read more »

Navy commander loses carrier job over anti-gay videos

A Commander of the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier was permanently relieved of command for producing and broadcasting a series of lewd anti-gay videos to his crew according to the Virginian-Pilot: Adm. John C. Harvey announced today that he has permanently relieved Capt. Owen Honors as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier Enterprise for showing “exceptionally… Read more »

Women, gays and smoking ban: Reality crashes in on the world of Navy submariners Plans to allow women and gays, ban smoking shake world of Navy submarines By Craig Whitlock Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, April 22, 2010 Imagine 150 fraternity brothers packed into a container the size of a three-bedroom house. Announce you are breaking hallowed traditions by taking away their cigarettes and admitting women. Then lock… Read more »

Army Commander won’t be sanctioned for advocating anti-gay policy Updated at 11:32 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Mixon won’t be reprimanded Advertiser Wire Services The Hawaii-based commander of the Army in the Pacific will not be sanctioned for publicly urging troops to lobby against repeal of a ban on openly gay military service. Army Secretary John McHugh said today that Lt. Gen. Benjamin… Read more »

Military brass who disagree should quit

The author calls for Gen. Mixon to resign over his public campaign to undermine the Obama administration’s repeal of the “Don’t ask don’t tell” policy regarding gay persons serving in the military.   It is shameful that Mixon has publicly campaigned to uphold blatant discrimination in the armed services.    But the author is wrong about LT… Read more »

Gen. Mixon rebuked by Pentagon over anti-gay remarks Posted on: Friday, March 26, 2010 Army commander in Hawaii rebuked by Pentagon, Gates Commander of U.S. Army Pacific called repeal ‘ill-advised’ By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer The top uniformed officer in the U.S. military yesterday sharply criticized Fort Shafter’s Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. “Randy” Mixon after Mixon said he is against repealing… Read more »

Hawai’i-based general admonished for campaigning against repeal of ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy

According to the following AP report, General Benjamin Mixon, commander of the Army in the Pacific, wrote a letter in the Army Times urging troops and their families to speak out against the repeal of the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy.   Mixon was scolded by the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Admiral Mike… Read more »

Obama, Tea Party Populists, and the Progressive Response

How is the Right organizing to build power in the U.S.? What are the ramifications for the peace and social justice movements? How do these trends affect us in Hawai‘i? Obama, Tea Party Populists, and the Progressive Response Speaker:  Chip Berlet, Political Research Associates Friday, February 5th, 2010 6:30 – 8:00 pm Honolulu Friends Meeting… Read more »