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Dadt Repeal

Queering Military Media

Noah Tsika | Posted 07.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

A single question will structure forthcoming, gay-themed military documentaries: do straight soldiers, who may or may not be homophobic, and whose disdain for open declarations of gay identities may or may not have religious roots, need to alter their beliefs and become pro-queer?

Command Sergeant Major Allegedly Assaults Lesbian Captain At Military Ball

A.J. Walkley | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

Last Saturday, April 14, 2012, I came across a troubling post in one of the groups I belong to on Facebook. A soldier in the United States military wrote, "I was just shoved across the dance floor by my command sergeant major for being gay...lovely end to my active duty career."

Nation's Oldest Military University To Hold First Gay Pride Week

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.04.2012 | College

Now that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is no longer the law of the land, the nation's oldest private military academy is celebrating its first gay pride wee...

Max J. Rosenthal

Marine Corps Book Officially Declares Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal No Big Deal | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday marked six months since the repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. On the same day, the Marine Corps Universit...

6 Months On From DADT Repeal And Nothing's Changed

Laurence Watts | Posted 05.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

With the commander-in-chief on record as saying he believes DOMA is unconstitutional and refusing to defend it in court, why hasn't the Department of Defense proactively found a way to recognize same-sex spouses or domestic partners as dependents rather than spouses?

Max J. Rosenthal

Military Gays Demand Greater Equality | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a campaign event in Maryland on Friday, President Barack Obama trumpeted the repeal of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy as a signat...

The Surprising Effects Of DADT Repeal

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

After the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in September 2011, advocates on both sides of the debate predicted far-reaching changes in the li...

Max J. Rosenthal

'It Gets Better,' Even While You're At War | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that gays and lesbians can serve openly in the military, some service members are attempting to help others through struggles simila...

DADT To Return In Oklahoma?

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

After President Obama repealed the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 2010, many Republicans quickly promised to reinstate it if they won...

After DADT Repeal, What Change Looks Like

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 02.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Jarrett

It's been exactly one year since President Obama signed the law repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and we are reminded that when we work together, we have the power to change our country for the better.

Will Defenders of DADT Stand By Their Dire Predictions?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

The ban ended three months ago, with little fanfare. Will opponents of equality going forward get away with using the same "disruption" theory to convince policymakers to oppose full equality for LGBT and other Americans? Because that's what they're trying.

What a Difference a Year Makes, But We're Not There Yet

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 02.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Aubrey Sarvis

This week we mark the one-year anniversary since President Obama signed legislation enabling the repeal of DADT, and in that year, supporters of LGBT equality have been forced to defend the progress we've made at every step.

Vet Heckles Perry Over Controversial Ad

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was heckled Sunday in Ames, Iowa over his recent ad criticizing President Barack Obama for signing legisl...

WATCH: 10 Moments In Gay Media History

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts


Top Marine Says Service Embracing Gay Ban Repeal

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.27.2012 | Gay Voices

MANAMA, Bahrain — Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges ...

Max J. Rosenthal

Gay Cadets Supported, But Remain Cautious | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the nation's service academies, gay cadets and midshipmen are now free to live the same out lives as their friends at civilian school...

Max J. Rosenthal

Adam And Pete: Love In A Time Of War | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Captain Pete Bennett doesn't remember the time he met his future husband. There wasn't much worth remembering. It was during his fres...

Max J. Rosenthal

Gay Troops Bring Lawsuit To Overturn DOMA | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just over a month after the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network on Thursday announced a lawsuit se...

Ron Paul Defends Gays In The Military

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said that heterosexual military servicemembers were "causing more trouble than gays" due to ...

DADT Repeal Under Fire? In Defense of the Repeal Against the Queer Critique

Katie Miller | Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices
Katie Miller

I would be remiss if I failed to address the queer critique against the actual benefits of DADT repeal. Isn't it contradictory that queer people are critical of the repeal of DADT? Well, let me enlighten you.

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly Because of Gays

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.15.2011 | Gay Voices
Karl Frisch

Until the stateside Republican Party can learn from the U.K.'s Conservative Party regarding LGBT equality, there is little hope that it will ever be able to pass itself off as a proper English lady. And we shouldn't treat it like one, either.

Andrea Stone

Controversy Brews As LGBT Military Personnel Pose For NOH8 Campaign | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.14.2011 | Gay Voices

LAS VEGAS -- As gay and lesbian service members celebrate the end of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy at their first ever professional co...

Amanda Terkel

Post-DADT America: Openly Gay Service Member Runs For Office | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just a few weeks ago, Army veteran Brian Carroll would not have been able to do what he's doing now: running for office as an openly gay...

All American Soldiers Are Worthy of Our Respect

Leslie Herod | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Leslie Herod

For the sake of our service men and women overseas, we should all hope that those GOP candidates aspiring to be commander-in-chief stand up with one voice and express regret for condoning an inexcusable display of intolerance.

Celebrating the End of DADT as Bisexuals

Denise Penn | Posted 12.08.2011 | Gay Voices
Denise Penn

As we celebrate the end of DADT and the expulsion of gays and lesbians from our military, remember that some were bisexual, and hopefully we can work toward fair treatment of transgender service members and veterans.