Thu September 20, 2012
Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Today marks the one year anniversary of the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. This morning, we talk with one of the activists who worked so hard to seek the repeal. In early 2006, Alexander Nicholson, the founder of the largest organization for gay and lesbian servicemembers—Servicemembers United—along with fellow former military members who had also been discharged under DADT, toured the United States, speaking about the destructive policy at American Legion posts, on radio talk shows, and at press conferences across the South and both coasts.
In the book, Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", he tells the story from the unique perspective of a person with a central role on every front in the war against DADT. Alexander Nicholson joins us to discuss the repeal and his role in it.