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The Film

The filmmaker’s site includes information on his production company and other films.

PBS.org: Independent Lens: DADDY & PAPA
Made by ASK NOT filmmaker Johnny Symons, this program focuses on the struggles and challenges of gay fathers and their children.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

The Palm Center
A research institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Palm Center sponsors research on sexual minorities in the military. Read news and resources pertaining to "don't ask, don't tell."

Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America
By Nathaniel Frank

Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2009
This book presents an analysis of how "don't ask, don't tell" has weakened the U.S. military, and includes a comprehensive history of the policy.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
This organization works to end the discrimination against military personnel impacted by "don't ask, don't tell."The site includes detailed information on related legal issues, personal stories, reports, fact sheets and a policy survival guide.

Soulforce: Freedom for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People
Through the practice of nonviolent resistance, Soulforce works for freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from religious and political oppression. Its Right to Serve campaign involved sit-ins at military recruitment centers across the U.S.

OpenCongress: H.R. 1283 Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2009
Get the latest news concerning the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and track the Congressional status of the Military Readiness Enhacement Act, which proposes replacing it with a non-discriminatory policy.

Servicemembers United
Dedicated to raising awareness of "don't ask, don't tell" and discrimination against gays and lesbians in the military.

American Veterans for Equal Rights
This association of active and veteran military service members works to overturn "don't ask, don't tell."

Women’s eNews: ‘Don’t Ask’ Policy Hits Female Soldiers Hardest
Read about how the military disproportionately discharges female service members under "don't ask, don't tell."

Gay and Lesbian Equality

Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is “America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.” Find resources on GLBT-related issues.

The Liberty Education Forum
The Liberty Education Forum “educates people about the importance of achieving freedom and fairness for gay and lesbian Americans.” The site features a section on "don't ask, don't tell."

UCLA School of Law: The Williams Institute
This think tank “advances sexual orientation law and public policy through rigorous, independent research and scholarship.” Get news related to legal issues affecting gays and lesbians.

The U.S. Military

About.com: US Military
Find out about the requirements for enlisting in the military, medical and criminal history waivers, recruiting statistics and more.

This network of gay, bisexual and transgender U.S. Naval Academy alumni aims to provide support and visibility.

Blue Alliance
The Blue Alliance is “a support and education network that promotes dignity and respect for alumni of the United States Air Force Academy and their allies.”

Knights Out
Knights Out is “an advocacy and education organization that strives for the best possible leadership of all soldiers, regardless of their sexual orientation” and includes alumni of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


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