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Tim Kaine Keynotes Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Saturday night saw 3,600 members of the LGBTQ community and their allies gather at the DC Convention Center for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) annu...

Hey, Where's My Parade?

Cindy Abel | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Cindy Abel

When we're finally recognized or achieve the improbable, I'm going to celebrate. And I'm going to post a photo to show what is possible. Don't feel left out because your demographic doesn't have a parade or a hashtag: the very fact that you don't need one shows you're already included.

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Eric Fanning as the new secretary of the Army -- quietly making history by putting the first openly gay ...

U.S. Senate: Confirm Eric Fanning as Secretary of the Army

Greg White | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Greg White

As a former Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, I'm used to "hurry up and wait." As a gay man, I've waited my entire life for more public heroes. To all U.S. Senators: Let Freedom ring. Let Eric Fanning serve.

Senate Inches Closer To Confirming First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Eric Fanning as the next Secretary of the Army. His nomination now heads to the...

John McCain Finally Ready To Advance First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) finally set a confirmation hearing for Eric Fanning, who President Barack Obama nominated months ago to be th...

Senate GOP Holds Up Confirmation Of First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eric Fanning is stepping aside as acting secretary of the Army as the Senate continues to drag out his confirmation vote. If approved, h...

Obama Administration Most Diverse In History

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama has the most diverse administration in history, with women and minorities holding a majority of the top policy positions for th...

Obama To Nominate First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday announced plans to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the U.S. Army, making him the first openly gay secreta...

U.S. Military Braces For Budget Battles With Congress

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - Top U.S. defense officials are bracing for a brutal season of budget negotiations, w...

Official Becomes Highest-Ranking Out LGBT Person In Defense Department

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

After the Friday retirement of Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, Eric Fanning became the civilian head of the Air Force, making him the highest-rank...