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Gays in the Military

Gay U.S. Marine Caught In Homecoming Smooch: 'Love Is Love'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It continues to be the photo seen around the world: a U.S. Marine caught in a passionate lip-lock with his boyfriend during a homecoming. But Mari...

Photo Of U.S. Marine Caught In Passionate Homecoming Lip-Lock Goes Viral

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A homecoming photo of a U.S. Marine caught in a passionate lip-lock with his boyfriend has gone viral in the blogosphere after it was posted on Facebo...

Jason Cherkis

Santorum's Conservative Journey Sprang From Moderation | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Piss Christ," Andres Serrano's photograph of a plastic Jesus submerged in a jar of urine, caused outrage when it was exhibited in the U...

Andrea Stone

Gay Troops Going To Disney World Resort Run By Army | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Gay and lesbian military members will hold their second ever conference next fall at a Florida vacation resort operated by the U.S. Army. In the la...

Santorum Insults Women Who Served in Combat

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Our troops are professional and do their jobs -- men and women, alike. Does Rick Santorum think we're not?

Gay U.S. Airman Reveals Why He Came Out On YouTube

Daily Dot | Jordan Valinsky | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When Randy Phillips uploaded his first video to YouTube, he knew it would change his life forever--he just didn't know if it would be for the better o...

Andrea Stone

Meeting Set For Boehner Aide, Lesbian Guardsman With Cancer | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lesbian National Guardsman whose fruitless effort to secure an audience with someone in Speaker of the House John Boehner's office w...

Andrea Stone

Lesbian Guardsman Battling Cancer To Tell Boehner Staff That Her Wife Deserves Benefits | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lesbian National Guardsman -- who is fighting Stage IV breast cancer and who fears time is running out for overturning the Defense of ...

Why Same-Sex Marriage Recognition In The Military Matters

Katie Miller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katie Miller

Pushing for same-sex partner recognition and family benefits in the military may appear to be a narrow goal in the wide scheme of LGBT issues, but military families are setting the stage for DOMA repeal, and same-sex marriage recognition in the military reclaims the term "family."

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...

It All Starts With A Kiss

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 03.09.2012 | Weddings
Kathryn Hamm

In some ways, it seems like a really small thing. It was just a kiss. A G-rated kiss. The kind of kiss that most folks wouldn't pay much attention to if they walked past the embrace on a city block.

Will Defenders of DADT Stand By Their Dire Predictions?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

The War on Christmas

Susie Sampson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

With the upcoming Christmas holiday and the threats that it obviously faces, I spoke with some Americans about the War on Christmas. Some were obviously great patriots, and some were obviously sinners.

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...

After DADT Repeal, U.S. Military Is Hit With Another Surprise Controversy

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The repeal of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy was hailed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists as a supreme vi...

Perry Defends Contentious Obama Criticism

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry defended his latest campaign ad -- which criticizes Obama for repealing the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy -- in an intervi...

WATCH: LGBT Veterans Honored For First Time

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This year's Veterans Day was a special one for many -- marking the first time the national holiday was observed since the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Do...

Make Drag, Not War!

Stephen Funk | Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact
Stephen Funk

Veteran Artists and Iraq Veterans Against the War are pleased to present the 3rd annual "Make Drag, Not War!" Sunday December 4th at Dance Mission The...

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...

Gay Military Spouse Speaks Out On His Husband Getting Booed At GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Josh Snyder, the husband of the gay soldier booed at a September Republican presidential debate, appeared on MSNBC Thursday to discuss the incident an...

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 ...

Movie Review: The Green

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Every teacher's nightmare is being accused of violating the trust they've been given: doing something to abuse or harm one of their students. And, in...