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Military Gay Rights

Armed Forces Will Make History At D.C.'s Gay Pride Parade

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices

A U.S. military color guard will make history in front of 150,000 people on Saturday, June 7, when members march in the 39th annual Capital Gay Pride ...

Lila Shapiro

Gay Cadet Lashes Out At Air Force Press Release | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Amid the recent furor over the Air Force Academy's alleged failure to uphold the law protecting gays in the military, the academy released a statement...

Pentagon Assures Anti-Religious-Freedom Coalition That Rumor They Started Isn't True!

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The primary mission of this so-called "religious freedom" coalition is to protect the "right" of anti-gay Christians in the military to continue to discriminate against and harass LGB service members in a post-DADT and post-DOMA military.

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.09.2013 | Gay 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...

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...

Some Wear Black and Like It

Blake Page | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Blake Page

The military today continues to fail to provide benefits to same-sex couples who may be legally married in any of several states. Perhaps it is radical for me to believe that the federal government should not reduce the rights of a certain demographic in this way.

Robert Gates: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Now, Before GOP Takes Control Of Congress

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MELBOURNE, Australia — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Congress should act quickly, before new members take their seats, to repeal the ...

From 'Don't ask, Don't tell" to 'Do Ask, Let's Tell'

Bill Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Donius

Operating in denial is never a great way to resolve a problem. Asking those who choose to put their lives at risk for serving their country to go one step further by asking them to also lie about who they are is simply wrong.

Now Is the Time for Gates and Mullen to Repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Lawrence Korb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Korb

Robert Gates and Michael Mullen correctly criticized Lt. General Benjamin Mixon for writing to Stars and Stripes expressing his opposition to repealing DADT. However, they have only themselves to blame for Mixon's insubordination.

Dan Choi, Gay Military Rights Advocate, Back On Active Duty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gay military rights advocate Lt. Dan Choi has been reportedly called back into active duty. Photographer Jeff Sheng, who recently turned his lens on a...