May’s meeting of Tulare-Kings PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will include a presentation by Melinda Larson, Public Affairs Officer atNaval Air Station Lemoore, on the subject “Life in the Military after the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ “.
DADT(DP) (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue) was instituted as a (flawed) compromise between Congress and President Bill Clinton on February 28, 1994. It remained in effect until September 20, 2011, when restrictions against lesbian and gay service members were lifted, allowing people to freely serve their country without having to hide their sexual orientation.
It should be noted that the dire consequences of falling moral, failure of unit cohesion, and predicted mass exodus of service members did not happen after repeal. The United States military remains the premier fighting force in the world.
The May meeting of Tulare-Kings PFLAG will consist of opening remarks and introductions, followed by break-out sessions into small groups for discussion and support. The presentation by Melinda Larson will begin at 4pm.
Refreshments will be served.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 3 – 5 pm
Educational and Cultural Center
Congregation B’nai David,
1039 S. Chinowth, Visalia
PFLAG provides a safe and confidential space place to talk about sexual orientation and gender identity, and works to build a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
There is no cost to attend, and membership is optional.
PFLAG Tulare and Kings Counties is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status.