Gay support group comes out at West P...

Gay support group comes out at West Point

There are 7 comments on the www.armytimes.com story from Mar 16, 2009, titled Gay support group comes out at West Point. In it, www.armytimes.com reports that:

Thirty-eight graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., came out of the closet Monday with an offer to help their alma mater educate future Army leaders on the need to accept and honor the sacrifices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender troops.

“Knights Out” wants to serve as a connection between gay troops and Army administrators, particularly at West Point, to provide an “open forum” for communication between gay West Point graduates and their fellow alumni and to serve in an advisory role for West Point leaders in the eventuality — which the group believes is both “imminent and inevitable” — that the law and policy collectively known as “don’t ask, don’t tell” are repealed by Congress.

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“Brutally honest. ”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#1 Mar 16, 2009
Being gay does not make you incapable of serving in the military.

I really don't understand why DADT even exists.
Ques

Long Beach, CA

#2 Mar 16, 2009
Bravo guys, that really takes guts!

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Schaumburg, IL

#3 Mar 16, 2009
They're about two decades behind the times in forming such a group. But apart from that: Congratulations!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Mar 17, 2009
Gutsy move, I just hope they didn't end their careers. These are EXACTLY the type of leaders we need in the military.

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#5 Mar 17, 2009
If ever a medal was awarded for bravery and courage these cadets are entitled to it.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Schaumburg, IL

#6 Mar 17, 2009
Didn't the article say the organizers are graduates of West Point? If so, I would expect most are retired.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Mar 17, 2009
writewingproxycontin wrote:
Didn't the article say the organizers are graduates of West Point? If so, I would expect most are retired.
Actually if you read other related articles, most of them are still on active duty or in the reserves. There is a similar group of Naval & Air Force Academy grads as well.

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