Training day

Even in the light of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell anti-gay videos shown aboard the USS Enterprise continue the culture of homophobia.   A Navy commander was featured in an anti-gay video shown to hundreds of sailors on board.

Changing culture will take more than signing legislation.

I hope Admiral Mullens understands that.  There needs to be real work to engage the senior leadership and officer command of the military in anti-harassment policies.  We know the military has had a horrible record dealing with women.  Let’s not make the same mistake around gays and lesbians.  From the top brass down if the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell is going to really take place then there must be professional protocols in dealing with women and with gays and lesbians in the military in an appropriate manner.  Corporations do this every day.

Let’s get with it in our military.Time for training.

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