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Title

Join Operation Recognition

Description

A flyer urging the gay community to petition the administration of President George H. W. Bush to recognize gay and lesbian members of the Armed Forces.

Subject

Gay military personnel--United States
Gays--Civil Rights--United States
Rygor, Robert
Bush, George, 1924-

Creator

Rygor, Robert

Source

RobertRygorPapers.Box5.Folder7

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1991

Date Created

2014-09-23

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Format

Image
JPEG

Extent

361,120 bytes

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

New York (N.Y.)

Text

JOIN OPERATION RECOGNITION
While America celebrates and honors those who risked their lives in the Persian Gulf War...
Will Gay and Lesbian troops be recognized too? Or will they have to remain in the closet to get a heroes welcome.

Fact #1: "If estimates from the general population are accurate that one in ten people is gay then some 50,000 troops who participated in Desert Storm were gay." (20/20, 3/29/91)

Fact #2: "The Defense Department has long maintained that homosexuality is 'incompatible with military service' despite exemplary records of countless lesbian and gay veterans. Pentagon policy is to automatically reject openly gay applicants and on many occasions it has hunted down and brutally removed those already serving." (Congressman Gerry Studds)

Fact #3: "2,000 service members are discharged each year solely because of their sexual orientation." (Kate Dyer, Gays in Uniform)

NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GAY MEN AND LESBIANS TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR GAY COUNTRY...
STOP BLATANT DISCRIMINATION IN THE MILITARY!!!!!

Here's what you can do.
Call and/or write to: President George Bush and Assistant for National Security Affairs, General Brent Scowcroft at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20500, (202) 456-1414
Defense Department Secretary, Richard B. Cheney and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin L. Powell at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301 (202) 545-6700

Call 929-5009 (Robert Rygor)
Possible actions on June 10th, the day of the ticker tape parade

Original Format

8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
Paper
Flier

Collection

Citation

Rygor, Robert, “Join Operation Recognition,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/304.

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