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Meet One Of The First Cross-Service, Same-Sex Military Couple To Wed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.08.2015 | Gay Voices

Kevin and Brian are one the first same-sex, cross-service couples in the military to get married -- and their wedding was absolutely beautiful. The...

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Troops In Other Nations Are Proof That Inclusive Militaries Work | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cpl. Natalie Murray has been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 27 years. She is a radar technician, and she has been deployed as...

Paige Lavender

Note From Clinton Documents Offers Grim Look At How Unthinkable Coming Out In Military Used To Be | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1993, the head of the U.S. Marine Corps -- known for his outspoken opposition to allowing gays to serve in the military -- told Presi...

WATCH: Get A Preview Of Outfest Queer Film Fest

Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

Michelangelo Signorile

Transgender Navy Sailor Who Was Discharged Gets Frank In Our Exclusive Interview | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Landon Wilson was serving as a Dominance Warfare Specialist in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Afghanistan, when his life was turned upside down one day l...

An Incredible Look At Gay Military Members, Before And After DADT

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Documentary photographer Vincent Cianni offers a stark and stunning look at gay and lesbian service members in his forthcoming book, Gays in the Milit...

Gay And Lesbian Military Members Perform Drag Show

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

While millions of eyes were on the Oscars this weekend, another display of talent was going on at a military base. On Saturday, six gay, lesbian a...

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...

LOOK: Gay Marine Receives Rainbow Flag From His Unit On Last Day Of Service

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay marine received a rainbow flag on his last day of service with the phrase "Served With Pride" stitched under the Marine Corps logo. Originally p...

Military's 'Homosexual Takeover' Will Undermine Possible Syria Strike, Right-Wing Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

American Family Association radio host Sandy Rios is back in action, this time claiming that the "homosexual takeover" of the American military since ...

All Aboard The Rainbow Railroad!

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

On Aug. 14, the Department of Defense took a fundamental step forward when it announced it would extend spousal and family benefits to legally married...

U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan Reportedly Using Craigslist For Gay Sex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan are reportedly utilizing Craigslist, an Internet site which offers want ads, personal ads, rooms for rent and more, t...

Divorcing the Marine Corps

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

Before joining the Marines, my femaleness had never been presented to me so vividly-- nor had I ever felt so "female" in my life. Tradition reminds us, "Boys will be boys." What if I refuse to accept that maxim, ideology and license for aggression?

Has It Really Gotten Better For Gay Military Couples?

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sgt. Karen Alexander fought for her country in Iraq, but back home she often feels the U.S. Army is fighting against her. Married to...

LOOK: LGBT Military Group Issues Expectations Should Hagel Become Secretary Of Defense | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

(WASHINGTON, DC) Army veteran and OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson issued the following statement today as multiple reports surfaced ...

30 Days Of Holiday LGBT Giving: OutServe-SLDN

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.23.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Same-Sex Military Spouse Discrimination At Fort Bragg: What's The Bigger Picture?

Stephen Peters | Posted 02.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephen Peters

While the situation in Fort Bragg is still developing, this whole situation could have been avoided if the DoD had made the aforementioned changes soon after the repeal of DADT and issued same-sex spouses military identification cards as "family members."

Let's Celebrate... Then Let's Make History Again

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

If my own service as an Army officer taught me anything, it's this: you don't win the next battle by talking about the last one. You win it by digging deeper, pushing harder and sacrificing more, or else you don't win it at all.

A Fact-Based Foreign Policy? Ask the Candidates About 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

If Republicans believe openly gay service is a threat to national security, shouldn't they fight to reinstate the ban? And if they were wrong in that belief, shouldn't they be forced to say so?

Lila Shapiro

A Year After DADT Repeal, Some Service Members Must Still Hide | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and to honor the occasion, President Obama tweeted "All Americans c...

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Veterans Awkward ID Problem | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There aren't too many transgender U.S. military veterans. Advocacy groups estimate the number may be somewhere around 300,000 out of the...

With Liberty And Justice For All?

Stephen Peters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephen Peters

If we are going to continue to carry the banner of the "land of the free," there must continue to be change in the "home of the brave." This is because the very brave we speak of are being denied liberty and equal protection under the law.

It's Time to Honor All Military Families

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Repeal of DADT was a monumental achievement, but it did not level the playing field for gay and lesbian service members, veterans, and their families. It's time to end these discriminatory laws, finish the job, and honor all military families.

LGBT Military Conference Releases Code Of Conduct For Attendees In Hopes Of Avoiding Scandals

Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices

OutServe, the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel, is holding its first annual OutServe Armed Forces Leadership Summit in Las Vega...