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Gay Service Members

Honoring Fallen LGBT Police, Firefighters, Military And EMS Workers

Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices

The "LGBT Fallen Heroes Fund" is an organization that seeks to identify, honor and memorialize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) police, f...

These Military Chaplains Will Be Fired If They Support Marriage Equality

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The agency that commissions Southern Baptist military chaplains says no Baptist chaplain will be allowed to perform, attend or support ...

Feeling Swiss

Robert Julian | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Julian

Why are elected officials framing the argument that the United States' international reputation will be harmed if we don't drop bombs? Why is it always about us?

Democratic Legislators: Making Veterans a Priority Every Day

Michael Sargeant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

Supporting our veterans is not cheap; it involves a real investment in both policy and budget priorities. But our veterans put our country first and stepped up, and on this Memorial Day, state legislators of both parties need to be standing up for veterans with real resources as well.

Our Quietest Advocate? 3 Pro-LGBT Actions From The Military That You Don't Know About

Katie Miller | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Katie Miller

Staying true to its nonpartisan roots, or at least attempting not to appear overtly pro-LGBT, the military has developed quite a portfolio of not-well-publicized socially progressive initiatives under the Obama administration. Here are a few things they've been up to under the gaydar.

Troops March In Uniform At Gay Pride Parade

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Gay Voices

SAN DIEGO -- Some of the loudest cheers Saturday at San Diego's gay pride parade were for active-duty troops marching in military dress, the first tim...

House GOP War On Gays In The Military Has Only Just Begun

Mother Jones | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

Don't Ask, Don't Tell is history, but House Republicans are still waging a last-ditch guerrilla campaign against the acceptance of gay and lesbian ser...

The DADT Delusion

Billy Stiles | Posted 11.06.2011 | San Francisco
Billy Stiles

Yes, the United States has made a step in the right direction, but the reality of the situation for LGBT service members remains quite sad and very discouraging.

Gay Servicemembers Tell Their Stories After DADT Repeal

GQ | CHRIS HEATH | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

On a day to come very soon--September 20, 2011--a serviceman's sexuality will no longer be grounds for dismissal from the U.S. Armed forces. These are...

Andrea Stone

Report: Pentagon Discharged Hundreds Of Service Members Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' In Fiscal 2010

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon discharged some 250 service members under the soon-to-be-defunct “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in fiscal year 2010...