- January 4, 2013
Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
Update 01/05/13: In a statement posted to its Facebook page, DOD claims that it does not block LGBT websites, and that: "Personal pages and blogs are blocked in accordance with DoD policy allowing military commanders the option to restrict access to personal pages for operational security reasons."
As Americablog reported, the Pentagon continues to censor LGBT websites including Towleroad, AMERICAblog, Good As You, Bilerico and the HRC Blog from view on computers on the Department of Defense network.
According to our search, the HRC Blog is blocked “due to political action/LGBT.”
However, other political websites, including those of Ann Couluter and Rush Limbaugh, are not censored from the DOD network.
The DOD’s censorship of LGBT websites predates the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," and was brought to their attention as recently as the summer of 2012.
The censorship varies depending on service and geographical region, reported Americablog.