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In the K/Now: Gays in the Military

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In the K/Now: Gays in the Military

Panelists Jim Darby, Marquell Smith, and Susan Gluck Mezey

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The military’s policy of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” banning openly gay and lesbian people from serving in our country’s armed forces is coming to an end. Join us as we discuss what this means to the LGBT communities around the globe and how it impacts Chicago, the U.S., and the world. Journalist Laura Washington moderates this discussion, which includes Jim Darby, President of the Chicago chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER), former U.S. Marine Marquell Smith, and Loyola University professor of Political Science Susan Gluck Mezey.

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Recorded Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Chicago History Museum.

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