||Gautam Raghavan new associate director, White House Office of Public Engagement, SLDN comments
From an SLDN news release
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Gautam Raghavan appt. associate director in White House Office of Public Engagement
(Washington, D.C.) Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) released the following statement today in response to the White House announcement that Gautam Raghavan has been named Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement:
"We are pleased to welcome Gautam to his new post at the White House. He is well-respected in the LGBT community, but perhaps no more than here at SLDN where we worked closely with him in his role at the Pentagon helping to build the support needed and manage the repeal process of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' We look forward to working with him as we move toward addressing the post-repeal inequities that remain for our nation's service members, including family support and benefit parity for married couples and the need for a nondiscrimination policy," said Army Veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis.
SLDN FREE HOTLINE: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members with questions are urged to contact the SLDN hotline to speak with a staff attorney: Call 1-800-538-7418 or 202-328-3244 x100. SLDN's Freedom to Serve: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Military Service, may be found here.
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