Founded in 1974, the Women’s Center was established to:
Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Create an anti-racist, non-sexist, queer-affirmative space where all people can feel valued and safe.
Facilitate and strengthen connections among people across lines of difference through programming and educational campaigns.
Integrate an appreciation of Women's Gender and Multicultural Studies across the disciplines.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell- The Fight’s Not Over

As most of us know Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the policy that prevented members of the queer community from serving openly in the military, was repealed in December after a long struggle. While this is definitely a victory for the queer community and one that I personally was thrilled to see come to fruition, the fight is not over. To date, Transgendered and Transsexual individuals are not permitted to serve in the military openly.

It worries me that since Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’s initial repeal Queer Activists seem to have stopped worrying about its continued affect on members of our community. After all, the T’s in LGBTTQQA stand for those members of our community who we seem to have forgotten in the wake of a victory. I hope the community recognizes this injustice, and that further victories (and there will be many) do not stop us from being inclusive.

Think about it.

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