2016 Leadership Award Recipient Announced

Knights Out is pleased to announce Roberta Kaplan as the 2016 Leadership Award recipient. 




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Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense to attend 2016 Knights Out/Spectrum Gala

Knights Out and Spectrum are excited to announce that Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Mr. Eric Fanning, will be attending the 2016 Knights Out/Spectrum Gala. 

Army Sec Mr. Eric Fanning

Prior to this position, President Obama designated Mr. Fanning as Acting Secretary of the Army, where he served from November 3, 2015 – January 11, 2016. As Secretary of the Army, he had statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the United States Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management.

He was previously designated Acting Under Secretary of the Army and Chief Management Officer by President Obama on June 30, 2015. He served as the Secretary of the Army's senior civilian assistant and principal adviser on matters related to the management and operation of the Army, including development and integration of the Army Program and Budget. As Chief Management Officer (CMO) of the Army, he advised the Secretary on the effective and efficient organization of the Army's business operations and initiatives for the business transformation of the Army.

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2016 Gala is right around the corner

Can you believe we are preparing for our 5th Annual Knights Out/Spectrum Gala in just a few months? Since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Knights Out and Spectrum have been active at West Point, we’ve hosted Army/Navy tailgate activities, tailgates at West Point home football games, we’ve sent cadets to national LGBT conferences, and so much more. We have been able to do that because of the generosity of our supporters.


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Roberta Kaplan (US v. Windsor) to attend 2015 KO/Spectrum Gala

Knights Out and Spectrum are excited to announce that Roberta Kaplan, famed lawyer of United States v. Windsor, will be in attendance at the 2015 Knights Out/Spectrum Gala on March 28, 2015

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2015 Special Guests

Knights Out is excited to announce confirmed special guests for the 2015 Gala.

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Just over 4 Weeks

Just over 4 weeks until the 4th Annual Knights Out/Spectrum Gala. The Cadets are excited to honor some of the inspirational leaders that have supported LGBT cadets over the years. We hope you will join us in this celebration!


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Sign up for the 2015 Gala

RSVP now for the 2015 Spectrum/Knights Out Gala at West Point on March 28, 2015. 



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Being Gay at West Point -Zoe Kreitenberg ‘16

Check out this article in the Past In Review by Zoe Kreitenberg ‘16 as she discusses being gay at West Point. 


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2015 Knights Out Gala - March 28, 2015

Mark your calendar for March 28, 2015. 

We hope you are as excited as we are about the 2015 Spectrum/Knights Out Gala. Join cadets, faculty, alumni and friends of the Academy for a social evening overlooking the Hudson, where we will hear from special guests that have made a difference in every corner of the Armed Forces and beyond. 



Tickets will be available soon. 

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See the Full Study: Palm Center Commission Undermines Credibility of Transgender Service Ban

Screen_Shot_2014-03-13_at_3.32.32_PM.pngThe Palm Center today issued a study that concluded "there is no compelling medical reason for the ban" on transgender service in the American military, and urged the President to change the administrative rule by executive order.  Repealing the medical ban would lift medical rules affecting an estimated 15,000 currently serving personnel.  The impacts of the medical ban resemble the adverse effects Don't Ask, Don't Tell had on gay, lesbian and bisexual servicemembers, with the additional burden of preventing transgender personnel from getting helpful treatment.

For more information, see the full study, the Palm Center's press release, or Lisa Leff's Associated Press coverage of it.

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