Alexander Hamilton Post, the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Veteran’s Group, announce their full support for the San Francisco JROTC program.
It has become necessary for our group to publicly support the JROTC program because we feel the information put out by the School Board regarding discrimination against the LGBT community is misleading and blatantly untrue, the group said.
“Unfortunately, this misinformation is spreading and we feel it necessary to set the record straight.
“The school board has repeatedly used discrimination against our LGBT community as reason to eliminate the JROTC program. The truth is, San Francisco JROTC program does not discriminate based on gender, race, or sexual orientation. For the school board to use our LGBT Community and the challenges we have faced, in civilian life and in service to our country, to further their political agenda is unconscionable. The school board’s fight against the JROTC is one of politics from which the students and their families will be the ones paying the price.
“We are now starting our volunteer program to gather signatures for the Choice for Students petitions drive. We feel it necessary to send a message to the School Board that the LGBT Veterans of San Francisco support the JROTC and the 1600+ student and their families who are fighting to keep their program alive.
“The Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion is the only post whose membership is predominantly Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered. All of our Legionnaires are honorably discharged veterans who have successfully served in the United States Armed Forces during a period when our nation was in conflict as defined by the Department of Defense. Organized in 1984, we are recognized locally, statewide, and nationally for our activism pertaining to the welfare of all veterans and, especially, our efforts to end the present homophobic discrimination in the United States Military.”
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