Tell Military They Can't Still Discriminate Against #LGBT Soldiers
  • Petitioned MG William H McCoy Jr

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Department of the Army Inspector General
MG William H McCoy Jr

Tell Military They Can't Still Discriminate Against #LGBT Soldiers

    1. Alberto Perez-Dejesus
    2. Petition by

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus

      waipahu, HI

WE CAN’T LOSE!

If I Lose the LGBT Community Loses! Lack of support it will send a sweeping message that the LGBT community is weak on defending its own rights and people. It will also further empower the bigoted military element and their civilian supporters into not addressing current, on-going, and future cases. Let’s get this clear I am the Plaintiff and I have not committed any crime but appearing to be gay. This Witch hunt came to a head when it snow balled into a secret investigation which turn up nothing. However the damage is done and I was not promoted to Major which led to a mandatory retirement date and defunding from Psychology school. Grant free Now, I have spent 10,000 dollars of my money to stay in school. I am now faced with having to drop out of my internship. Soldiers Legal Defense Network has supported me, ONLY, after all the evidence was presented, verified, and properly aligned. There is no reason why the LGBT community Hard Hitters are not jumping on this case. I am now playing a dual role as a Signal officer in the 311th Signal who are being very supportive, however, they are now forced to divide their time unfairly to allow me to Intern at Tripler Army Medical Center; they have been very generous and tolerant of my predicament in both units (So Far). No one should have to go through sometimes 16 hour days just because someone dropped the ball. Let me also make something else crystal clear. I outted myself and am the ONLY openly Gay Army officer in the state of Hawaii. I am a Dominican Blatino Jew originally from Connecticut. I had to do this in order to fight this injustice openly and without being Black-mailed. I have supported our community through 4 years of LGBT, Anti Bullying, PLHIV, DADT Repeal, and International queer activism. I dedicated most of my free time taking care of others and now I need your help and the help of Major hitters to get this story moving. Thanks for your support respectfully

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Law Action Going Forward!

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      SLDN will file 2 years of evidence to support this case in about a week...We need to send it up with hella more signatures. Thank you

    3. May get Promoted Regardless of Mandatory Discharge

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      The Army Still has to Board me for Major cause they have no Case! Mandatory Discharge still in place... Confused? I Am.

    4. ACLU, LAMBDA, (Phone)/ CNN, Sandra Bernhard (Twitter)

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      Contacted: they were very nice. Took my information (all except CNN). But Inconclusive as to their future involvment or intent. SLDN has lead the way in the investigation. Keep up the good work and Share. MAKE SOME NOISE!

    5. Military Times Independent Article About the Case

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      I wish they would of contacted me for some clarification, ut at least they are talking about it

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures
    7. You Can Send Your Support please Contact Senator #Blumenthal #Equality

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      |Fax/Call Senator Blumenthal /Thank him for supporting CPT Perez-dejesus | Fax: (860) 258-6958 Tel: (202) 224-2823 #LGBT #P21

    8. ACLU Hawaii Fail

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      Told me to write them a letter and if it is hot they will respond in 4 to 6 Weeks.

    9. DADT Repealed What’s Next – One Man’s Journey

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      A more Personal Story About My Fight By J Fierce

    10. Reached 1,500 signatures
    11. How YOU Can Help Save a Military Hero

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      A Flght for one is a Fight For All LGBT

    12. Captain Perez-Dejesus: The Man, The Soldier, The Pioneer

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      I have been helping the LGBT Community for Years. Now I need them to rally around this ground breaking investigation. Thanks for the Article Tom

    13. Congressman Courtney (My District) Can Not Address Case

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      Senator Blumenthal Promises to Spearhead investigation

    14. IG Just Checked the Block on "the Gay"

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      They just checked the block. I find it very difficult to believe that an investigation analysis and comparison of thousands of records happened in a couple of weeks

    15. No Help at All except from my peeps...Update

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      Closed Case and Stated that my Records were not Competative enough. They did not address discrimination, false documentation and board tampering.

    16. Reached 1,000 signatures
    17. 1 more Congressman on board

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      Update 3 out of 7 CT Congressmen/Senators Are Now on Board |

    18. no update weekend

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks Folks @Jethro_Aryeh

    19. How YOU Can Help Save a Military Hero

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      Reverend Sue

      Advocating equality and human rights

    20. Reached 750 signatures
    21. Important update

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      1 of 7 Congressman/Senators Contacted me ... Yay
      Lambda,change,SLDN are also Active

    22. Updating Story

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      Please be Patient as I add more to my Story Thank you For your Support

    23. New GOAL 1000 Signatures

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      Yes We Can! Love Captain Perez @Jethro Aryeh

    24. Thank You For Your Active Support Lots of Love JA

      Alberto Perez-Dejesus
      Petition Organizer

      You continuous support and Sharing will help us all who are experiencing this lack of recourse due to no access to Equal Opportunity protections in the Military. Love JA

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    Reasons for signing

    • Karen Yang ENGLEWOOD, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      My dad was an Army veteran who served at the end of WWII, and he would have been the first to support a fellow soldier who served honorably, no matter what their sexual orientation. I can't believe we're still stuck with what amounts to old-fashioned, prejudiced 1940's thinking in 2011!

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    • P A WAUKEGAN, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      There is absolutely NO reason to discharge Capt. Alberto Perez-Dejesus!!! He is fully qualified to do his job. He is also HELPING others who need help! Why would you discharge someone who is helping others???

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    • Adam Grissett SEATTLE, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      I just can't stand it when people are handled with injustice. It irritates me to a point where I want to walk up to them and slap the shit out of em! I hope you know you have at least 3 people in your corner (me, my wife and my awesome friend Jason) and I will always support this cause for you, 100%!

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    • Melanie Soto JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      With "DADT" being thrown away how is it that the DIscrimination is still allowed to go on? The military is filled with LGBT people and they are right a long side the Hetrosexuals fighting this WAR risking their own lives just like their fellow soldiers also trying to come home to their families whomever they are. If you threw out "DADT" law at what point will the "LGBT soldiers" feel safe not only from the WAR that their fighting but, from their felllow soldiers to have their back if and when it's needed if they are being DISCRIMINATED from WITHIN!!!!! If Captain Perez served 19 years and was up for a promotion and he was trying to make a career out of the military why should his Sexual Prefrence matter. The WAR is more important than fighting over this "DADT LAW". DADT no longer matters only to certain people's personal choice!!! GiveCaptain Perez his Career & Education back!!!

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    • Pam Carr OLIVE BRANCH, MS
      • about 3 years ago

      Injustice in any form just rubs me the wrong way.

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