This Sunday, Army Sergeant Darren Manzella (pictured) will make history. Manzella, who is on duty today in Kuwait, will become the first active-duty, openly gay service member to speak, on camera, about life in the warzone under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Manzella's story is part of a groundbreaking report from correspondent Lesley Stahl on this Sunday's 60 Minutes.
All of us at Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, who have been working alongside Darren and the extraordinary production team at 60 Minutes, are enormously proud and excited about Sunday's story. Americans will now see, first-hand, the face of a gay American proudly serving our country. And they will hear, from Sergeant Manzella and others, exactly why "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" must be repealed.
You can log onto SLDN's website today for a bio of Sergeant Manzella, a special message from our board member, Cholene Espinoza, and more information on the campaign to repeal this law. Then, tune in on Sunday, at 7/6c on CBS, and spend 60 Minutes with Darren Manzella as he speaks out and makes a little history along the way.