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Apr 30, 2014, 04:18 ET

Pentagon Recycles Discredited Rationales for Trans Ban

Military experts today questioned why the Pentagon is reiterating defenses of the transgender service ban that were discredited by the American...

Mar 13, 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...

Sep 10, 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 Year...

Jul 18, 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...

Jul 10, 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...

Apr 17, 2012, 19:37 ET

COMING MAY 12 & 13, 2012 The Palm Springs Cultural Center Presents: The Young Americans' Golden Anniversary Celebration & Show

 The Palm Springs Cultural Center is bringing America's original Glee Club - The Young Americans – back to Palm Springs – with an...

Sep 18, 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)...

Sep 16, 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...

Dec 15, 2010, 12:20 ET
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CyberKnife Centers of Miami and Palm Beach Announce New Chief Operating Officer

James G. Schwade, M.D., Executive Director of the CyberKnife Centers of Miami and Palm Beach, ( is pleased to announce the...

Feb 25, 2010, 16:14 ET

Gay Soldier Killed in Action in Iraq

Congressman Jim Moran read a letter on the floor of the House of Representatives today from an active duty soldier in Iraq. Congressman Moran...

Feb 15, 2010, 17:10 ET

Experts Concerned About Pentagon Depiction of Gay Ban's End as 'Delicate'

Advice to Military Study Group Emphasizes Decisive Leadership as Key Scholarly experts on "don't ask, don't tell" are expressing heightened...

Feb 10, 2010, 09:00 ET

CyberKnife Centers of Miami and Palm Beach Announce Key Presentations at CyberKnife Society Meeting

James G. Schwade, M.D., executive  director of the CyberKnife Centers of Miami and Palm Beach, (, announces key...

Feb 08, 2010, 11:47 ET

Summit Announced on Gay Service In Foreign Militaries

NATO and Israeli Military Officials to Discuss Implementation The Palm Center has announced plans to convene a Washington, D.C. summit of...

Feb 02, 2010, 23:15 ET

Historic Endorsement of Openly Gay Service by Joint Chiefs Chairman Frames New Debate

Palm Center Questions Year-Long Study on Gays in the Military, Pledges Support to Working Group Today the Palm Center noted the historic nature...

Feb 01, 2010, 08:38 ET

Expected Executive Action Would Change 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Implementation

Experts Caution Against Slow Roll of Implementation The Palm Center has announced that President Obama's executive changes to the "don't ask,...

Jan 28, 2010, 16:27 ET

Palm Center Releases Statement Detailing Failures of Gay Ban

Dr. Nathaniel Frank Calls "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" a "Colossal Failure" Today the Palm Center released the following statement by Senior Research...

Jan 27, 2010, 22:42 ET

Experts Say President Obama's Remarks on Gay Ban Fall Short of 2010 Challenges

President Has Authority to Halt Gay Discharges Experts said tonight that President Obama's endorsement of congressional repeal of "don't ask,...

Jan 27, 2010, 12:10 ET

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Tells Military Leadership "It Is Time" to Lift Gay Ban

Strongest Signal Yet to Current Pentagon Leadership In a statement released today through Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office (D-NY), former...

Jan 26, 2010, 14:28 ET

Experts Preview Obama's Options On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Eyes are on the President's Leadership During State of the Union The Palm Center today shared its analysis of President Obama's likely options as...

Jan 12, 2010, 13:55 ET

Military Times Calls 'Unfriendly Fire' A Top Book of the Decade

Military Newspaper Suggests Book is "Definitive" and "Separates Opinion from Fact" The Military Times has chosen a book criticizing the "don't...

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