The Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military is an official research unit of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Its mission is to promote the study of gays, lesbians, and other sexual minorities in the armed forces. The Liberty Education Forum is proud to offer financial support for this important program. Dr. Aaron Belkin's excellent leadership of this essential initiative provides the research and facts that eventually will help end the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
Servicemembers United is a non-profit organization which aims to engage in education and advocacy on issues affecting gay and lesbian troops and veterans, serve as an associational organization for the gay and lesbian military, veteran, and defense community, represent the voice of Iraq/Afghanistan-era gay and lesbian troops and veterans, and inform public debate on the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
The Palm Center is a research institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Center produces scholarship designed to enhance the quality of public dialogue about critical and controversial public policy issues. Since 1998, the Center has been a leader in commissioning and disseminating research in the areas of gender, sexuality, and the military.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is a national, non-profit legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and related forms of intolerance.
American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER)
American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) is a grassroots organization of gay and lesbian veterans. They courageously protected our freedom while serving in the United States armed forces. Now, they are working to change the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.