Apr 21, 2010

MEDIA ALERT: Expert Available to Comment on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

For Immediate Release Apr 21, 2010

With the Pentagon softening its policy regarding gays in the military, what's next for the LGBT community? The debate over equality in the armed forces continues to rage across the country and questions over the reality of discharge loom. Michael K. Lavers, national news editor of the EDGE Media Network, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) news and entertainment network, is available to comment on this topic - and the military's current "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in particular.

Experienced journalist for comment on marriage "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

Start Date: April 21, 2010

Michael K. Lavers, national news editor for EDGE Media Network

Michael K. Lavers has covered "Don't Ask Don't Tell" for years. His career spans nearly a decade and includes a wide range of LGBT and mainstream outlets, including the Advocate.com, the Fire Island News (editor-in-chief), the New York Blade and the Village Voice. Lavers has provided commentary on LGBT issues to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC,) the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC and the Spanish newspaper La Razon, among other media. His blog, Boy in Bushwick, details his experiences living in a striving Brooklyn neighborhood.

John Welton
Director Public Relations

"The debate over "Don't Ask Don't Tell" has once again brought the conversation directly into the homes of millions of Americans, and fails to instill the real changes needed to avoid disruption in the field. The recent modifications and events for military personnel will certainly have sweeping changes in the way this country recognizes same-sex relationships, but lack of real sustaining change will certainly keep this issue in the forefront for years to come," said Michael K. Lavers of the EDGE Media Network


EDGE is an online community destination dedicated to the delivery of local, national and world content targeted to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in a fair, entertaining and interactive format. The company publishes online in Boston MA, New York NY, Atlanta GA, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, Washington DC, Miami FL, Dallas TX, Chicago IL, Las Vegas NV, Philadelphia PA, Fort Lauderdale FL, Fire Island NY, Orlando FL, Providence RI and Provincetown MA. Learn more about EDGE at http://www.edgeonthenet.com.

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John Welton
Director Public Relations