Don't ask don't tell

More on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Last week I blogged about repealing the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the Senate. And it hasn’t sat right with me ever since. Of course, as a gay rights activist Paul Goodman would support repealing such a law. But, as a pacifist, he would object to sending young Americans—gay or straight—to fight wars. Goodman adhered to waging peace, promoting community development through humanitarian, nonviolent means.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell... How About Don't Discriminate?

A large part of Paul Goodman’s legacy lies in his adherence to gay rights and promotion of sexual equality before the Gay Liberation movement formally began. He once stated, "I have been fired three times because of my queer behavior or my claim to the right of it, and these are the only times I have been fired." (Read more quotes here.)

Unfortunately, Goodman lived in a time before stringent laws against workplace discrimination were codified. But even today, the U.S.