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 On September 20, 2011 the Obama Administration repealed this policy but unfortunately as we find out in this episode, change takes time.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
To read about Nathaniel's work or contact him
please go to: www.nathanielboehme.com
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Intro music: Cliterati - Looking for the Answers Interlude: Midnight North - This is a Jazz Space Image: Abovethelaw.com