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13 Mar, 2014, 09:49 ET Palm Center: Former Surgeon General Faults Military's Transgender Ban

 A commission co-chaired by a former US Surgeon General released a report today concluding that the Pentagon's ban on transgender military...


10 Sep, 2012, 07:44 ET New Study By Military Professors: Openly Gay Service Works

No Negative Impact on Readiness, Cohesion, Recruitment, Retention or Morale The study can be found at http://www.palmcenter.org/files/One Year...


18 Jul, 2012, 14:44 ET Is Sexual Violence Endemic to the U.S. Military?

Palm Center director Aaron Belkin argues in a new Time Magazine interview that sexual violence is endemic to U.S. military culture, and that even...


10 Jul, 2012, 10:02 ET BRING ME MEN: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire, 1898-2001 - By Aaron Belkin

This gripping account of the strength and weakness, sadism and masochism, masculinity and femininity, boundedness and porosity, cleanliness...


18 Sep, 2011, 16:55 ET On Eve of DADT Repeal, Experts Predict Sharply Divergent Results

Some Anticipate a Non-Event While Others Expect Significant Problems On the eve of the repeal of "don't ask, don't  tell," (DADT)...


16 Sep, 2011, 07:00 ET New Book "How We Won" Reveals Lessons Learned From the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Tuesday, September 20, will mark a civil rights milestone for the United States. By order of Congress, the 17-year ban on gay men and lesbians...


27 Jul, 2009, 11:09 ET Working Group On Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy Issues Statement Correcting Inaccurate Comments Made By Public Officials

A working group on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy comprised of retired general officers, scholars and a former member of Congress...


22 Jun, 2009, 15:04 ET Seventy Seven Members of Congress Urge Obama to Suspend Gay Ban

New Strategy Links Immediate Executive Action Followed by Long Term Congressional Repeal In a letter sent to President Obama today, seventy-seven...