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Gays in Military

A Rare (And Erotic) Look Back At Gay Men In The U.S. Military

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

To much of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is but a distant memory nearly two years af...

Pundit Blames Gays In Military For Disturbing Recent Trend

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The 2011 repeal of the U.S. military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy has received almost unanimous praise from lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

Blow Your Whistle! Truth and Freedom Win Over Lies and Slavery

Stephen Funk | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephen Funk

Whistle blowing is essential to keeping the most powerful corporations and institutions in check and in line with the law. It should be praised and protected, not punished.

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Tom Carpenter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Carpenter

President Obama can, and should, immediately take this next step to fulfill his promise that "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law." There is nothing standing in his way to fulfill the promise of justice.

Remembering A Gay Sailor Murdered In Japan

Mike Spradley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Spradley

As the details of his death unfolded, I was sickened, struck by a sense of horror, sadness, and remorse. Allen was savagely murdered by a shipmate, Airman Apprentice Terry M. Helvey, as accomplice Charles Vines watched, in a public bathroom in Sasebo, Japan.

Andrea Stone

SLDN, OutServe Join Forces To Fight For Gays In Military | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- A veteran advocacy organization that pioneered in pushing to repeal the military's ban on the service of openly gay soldiers is joining ...

Reading the Pictures: The Active Duty Homecoming Kiss -- The Gay Male Edition (Finally)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
Michael Shaw

2012-03-01-dfdgrrgfvfgvbbnnbnbv.jpgThere are several elements to point out about this photo which both punctuate the kiss and the potential for pushing buttons of less open-minded viewers. Here they are in increasing order of impact.

Andrea Stone

Charlie Morgan Takes Battle With DOMA To Capitol Hill | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charlie Morgan, the lesbian National Guardsman who is battling Stage IV breast cancer and the Defense of Marriage Act that would deny su...

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...

Andrea Stone

Same-Sex Married Troops Ready To Sue Over Military Benefits | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The gay advocacy group that successfully lobbied to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy plans to file a lawsuit in feder...

Andrea Stone

Gay Troops, Included But Not Equal | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LAS VEGAS -- Amid the joy of meeting in public for the first time and with the novelty of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" receding, active-duty ...

Andrea Stone

How-To Guide: Everything Gay Troops Need To Know Once DADT Repeal Becomes Official | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Is it required to come out if you're a gay or lesbian service member? Is it safe for gay troops to confide in their chaplain? Which bene...

Duty, Honor, Country, and a Big Tent

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After a day of reflection we look forward, to the future. America is stuck in some ruts. It has had some serious dips and shown some key economic, military and moral limits that have punctured its mystique. But I feel that America has a creative edginess that may help to undermine cynicism and get the country on a healthy, productive course that everyone has a hand in. As controversial a man General Douglas MacArthur was, he had a way with words -- and focus on the particular words of duty, honor, and country, I feel, apply to all of us.

Glad to See DADT Gone, But the Underlying Bigotry Remains

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

To me, the story isn't how enlightened we are to allow gay and lesbian Americans to serve their country, but rather how, yet again, we were slow to stop oppressing a group because its members are perceived as different.

Ryan Grim

Hoyer: Senate Has Votes Needed To Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Dec. 16, 10:05 a.m. - The Senate has at least 62 votes to repeal the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) sai...

Sam Stein

White House Indicates New Hope For DADT Repeal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday raised the tantalizing specter of pushing a stand-alone repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell through the Congress in...

Homophobia in Military: Not What You Would Think

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Barber

A military that accepts differences, whether of race, or gender, or sexual orientation, is bound to be stronger. That is the take home message from the survey conducted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Obama's Wily Strategy for Ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Opponents of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" have condemned Obama for not doing enough to secure repeal. But is it possible that the president is employing a covert strategy that all but guarantees the courts will find the law unconstitutional?

It's the Military, Stupid! Demeaning Service Members for Political Gain

David C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

The military operates by emphasizing a "team" identity, and this is why concerns about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" are irrelevant. You sign away your own beliefs when you join and adopt those regulated by the service.

The McCains Agree

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Homosexuality in the Military: An Anthropological Perspective

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Barber

The Spartans were not alone in their institutionalization of homosexuality in the military. The same phenomenon occurred among the Japanese samurai.

Israel A Model (Of Sorts) On Gays In The Military

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michelle Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel, like the United States, is a largely secular society with deep religious roots. And ...

Hit the Showers! A Gay Veteran Responds to the DADT Repeal Survey and the Pentagon's Gay Sex Obsession

Rob Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Smith

The way some of the survey questions are structured is enough to make one think that its creators are as obsessed with gay sexuality as those who practice it regularly.

Gays in the Military: I'm Asking and the U.K. is Telling -- An interview with Baroness Kingsmill

Bill Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Donius

While our country awaits a resolution to the outdated "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, I asked House of Lords member, Baroness Denise Kingsmill, how her country has been dealing with gays serving openly in their military since 2000?

Arizona mayor insults gay troops during Memorial Day speech

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

It's one thing to have a personal belief that homosexuality is a sin, but it's something else entirely to have that belief lead you into acting like a...