Daniel Redman is an attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. His work has previously appeared in The Nation, Slate, The New Republic and The American Prospect.
Even proponents of repeal assume that DADT only interferes with the ability of gay servicemembers to serve openly, leaving them to conduct their private lives in, well, private. We're wrong.
Across the US, the juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence while they're inside and condones attempts to turn them straight.