16 May 2014

HAHAT - Military Partners


Thank you for visiting with me for Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia.  May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.  To learn more, please visit their website:  http://dayagainsthomophobia.org/

My blog this year for HAHAT centers around the organization called The American Military Partner Association. There is, perhaps, no greater challenge than the call to defend our country.  Like police officers and fire patrol, the men and women serving in our armed forces are ready to lay down their life to protect our freedom.  Sometimes we forget that they are normal people like you and me, with a desire for love, happiness and home.

About The American Military Partner Association:

It is a non-profit organization for the partners, spouses, and families of LGBT service members and veterans.  By connecting, supporting, honoring and serving the partners of our nations "Silent Heroes", supporting them through the challenges of military services, honoring them for their commitment to our country, and serving them by advocating on their behalf.

Throughout the years of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, gay and lesbian service members were forced to either forego a relationship and a family or go to great lengths to hide their relationships in order to continue to serve in the armed forces. This situation rendered the committed civilian partners of gay and lesbian servicemembers virtually invisible. They could not be acknowledged, they could not be brought to unit or military functions, they could not access spouse and family support networks, and they were denied the family readiness services made available to the spouses and partners of heterosexual troops. This isolation was always particularly devastating when same-sex couples had to move together to rural posts and bases and especially when the active duty service member was deployed overseas. It is this disadvantaged plight that motivated Servicemembers United and the American Military Partner Association to step up back in 2009 and begin to serve this underserved – and often ignored – part of our American military family when DADT was officially repealed.

I want to thank all the men and women giving their service, and to their families for their unconditional support!

Check out all about who and what they are about at www.MilitaryPartners.org/About

or at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Military-Partner-Association/219835711370632

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18 comments:

  1. count me in please

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  2. This is very moving for me. Just lost my sister who was a lesbian. I miss her so much. She and her partner were not allowed to get married in our state which broke my heart. Love is love, that's it plain and simple. No matter what people said to her about being with someone of the same sex she proudly held her head up. She was a great inspiration to all of us. This is a wonderful blog post and hop <3
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  9. Where would we be without the Military to protect us, everyone should have the right to be themselves what a great organisation.

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