Popular Education on 10/17/19

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Thu, 10/17/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This week on Popular Education Radio: Nathaniel Boehme (he/him/his) is an LGBTQ

Veteran, activist, and social worker. Boehme has served over 18 years in

the U.S. Air Force and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi

Freedom. Today we'll talk about the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.

The DADT policy was established by Clinton in 1993 and

stated that LGB service members are allowed to serve as long as they did not disclose their sexual orientation, or openly speak of homosexual relationships including

marriages or other familial attributes while serving in the United

States armed forces. On September 20, 2011 the Obama Administration repealed this policy but unfortunately as we find out in this episode, change takes time. Today Nathaniel will share his experiences.

Currently, Nathaniel is an active service member at

the Portland Air National Guard and in 2017, he was the first in Oregon

and Washington to participate in a Pride parade in uniform with his

Command’s approval.

To read about Nathaniel's work or contact him

please go to: www.nathanielboehme.com

Please feel free to contact Populareducationradio@gmail.com or visit the Instagram @populareducationradio


Intro music: Cliterati - Looking for the Answers Interlude: Midnight North - This is a Jazz Space Image: Abovethelaw.com

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