Right to Serve Campaign: Greensboro, North Carolina

RIGHT TO SERVE CAMPAIGN:

Greensboro, North Carolina

The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy is blatant discrimination.
It destroys careers. It harms soldiers. It is un-American.

Greensboro, North Carolina was the site of some of the first Civil Rights-era sit-ins.
Honoring that legacy, young adults in Greensboro took a stand against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Four would-be enlistees showed up at the army recruitment office. They began their enlistment process. But, When they revealed they were gay while being interviewed, tensions increased and supporters were inside the office when recruiters shut the doors, holding them inside. Four enlistees and five community supporters were arrested and taken away in cuffs.

READ MORE:

FOX News

FOX News Update

MattHillNC.com

News-Record.com: Enlistment Attempt

News-Record.com: Update

WFMY – CBS 2

Pinknews – UK

WUNC Radio and NPR – MP3 File (Right Click, Save Target As)


Their actions were part of a nationwide effort to create an inclusive military that does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

Show your support of this youth-led effort to gain equality for gay, lesbian and bisexual citizens by registering.

You can also make a donation to help cover the cost of this campaign in Greensboro.


Matt Hill Comer is the local leader for Right to Serve. He is being assisted by Kimberly Krieg.

Click here for more information regarding the Greensboro Right to Serve Campaign.


For questions, comments or concerns contact:

Matt Hill Comer at matt.comer@righttoserve.org or 336.391.9528

Kimberly Krieg at kekrieg@gmail.com or 336.259.9070

 

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