Servicemembers United, with the support of the South Carolina Log Cabin Republicans and the Alliance for Full Acceptance, will be hosting a preview screening of "Ask Not," a documentary looking at the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
With the new progressive administration, and the reconsideration of several retired military officials who once fought against open service for gays and lesbians, there's hope that we will see a repeal of DADT in the near future. The film not only looks at the impacts of the discriminatory policy, but also the activism that has risen up in hopes of defeating it.
One of the service members featured in the film is Alex Nicholson, whom the City Paper wrote about in 2006 as he began a tour to speak out against DADT. Nicholson will be at the screening.
The event is at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the American Theater, 446 King St. Admission is free. There will be a cash bar.
We should also note a new Quinnipiac poll found 56 percent of Americans want the ban repealed