BRAVE NEW FOUNDATION DEMANDS EQUALITY FOR ALL AMERICANS-JOINS NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Culver City, CA- Brave New Foundation proudly joins National Equality March to release a powerful clip from "Silent Partners," the fourth episode from the IN THEIR BOOTS series, to urgently mobilize activists nationwide to demand equal rights for all Americans. This is one of the many actions to call for full equality in all 50 states, culminating in the National Equality March on October 10-11, 2009 in Washington D.C. The clip features "D," a gay partner of a deployed service member living in fear and shrouded in secrecy because of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
"There are many issues that we work on at Brave New Foundation, but none are closer to my heart than the human rights issues of the LGBT movement," stated Jim Miller, Executive Director.
Don't Ask Don't Tell is the only federal law that mandates firing of a person based on their sexual orientation. Since its introduction in 1993, almost 13,000 American service members have been discharged. There are at least 65,000 active duty American service members who live under the constant threat of discharge. The number of partners who wait for their safe return is unknown.
Each episode of IN THEIR BOOTS is available for free viewing online at www.intheirboots.com and is also distributed to 63 million homes nationwide via cable and public access stations.
National Equality March is a network of decentralized organizers in every one of the 435 Congressional districts. These organizers form Congressional District Action Teams (CDATs) that will do the work on the ground in their own communities to achieve full equality.
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