“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – Reception and Panel Discussion with Katie Miller (now Yale ’12) and Jonathan Hopkins (West Point ’01), Both Discharged Last Week Due to DADT

Event Generously Underwritten by DANA A. SHERWOOD

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 25, 2010. 6:00 – 8:30 pm 
6:00 – 6:45 pm meet & greet
6:45 – 7:45 pm: panel discussion and Q&A
7:45 – 8:30 pm: reception and meet Katie & Jonathan

WHERE: The LGBT Community Center of NYC, 208 W 13th Street (bet 7th & 8th Ave). Room 301 (Lerner Auditorium)

COST: Donation to Knights Out requested. All donations are tax-deductible.  Includes open bar and light food, prepared by a CIA-trained caterer. (CIA = Culinary Institute of America, not “The CIA”).  100% of your money benefits Knights Out.

RSVP: Please RSVP on-line, at here. (Helps us plan and makes for quick entry)

Questions? Please e-mail knightsout@yalagala.orgor call 201-435-2332 (Natasha)

We invite alumni from the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, NYU,  Duke, UVA, Georgetown, Williams, Amherst, UCLA, West Point, the Service Academies and interested attendees from any school for this interesting and friendly event.  All are welcome.

Come meet Katie & Jonathan! 

Katie Miller (now Yale ’12) was  #9 in her West Point class. While at the Academy, Miller worked from within to change DADT. Last week she resigned to attend Yale. Come hear what this very articulate young woman has to say! 

Former Captain Jonathan Hopkins (West Point ’01) was #4 in his West Point class. He was selected early as a Major and earned 3 bronze stars. He was also discharged last week under DADT. 

Presented by Knights Out (West Point’s LGBT alumni & allies) and Yale GALA with co-hosts FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Penn GALA, CUGALA (Cornell GALA), HGLC (Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus) & DGALA  (Dartmouth). Many thanks to the ACLU NY, Lambda Legal, HRC, SLDN, Velvet Park and the Point Foundation for announcing this event to their NY members. Knights Out is committed to a military where gay & lesbian soliders can serve honestly.

Links

Katie Miller’s resignation letter

Katie Miller’s blog

Watch Katie and Jonathan on The Rachel Maddow Show.

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