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Military Partners

Why I'm So Proud To March In The 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade With Military Spouses Of Michigan

Ariana E. Bostian-Kentes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariana E. Bostian-Kentes

Having this opportunity is particularly significant to me, and it goes deeper than getting to just say I was there. This will be the first time I get to openly show my pride as a military partner among other spouses, partners, families, service members and veterans on a very public stage.

An Open Letter To The President Of The Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses

Ashley Broadway | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ashley Broadway

Earlier this month I was delighted to find that there is an Officers' Spouse Club (OSC) on the Fort Bragg base. My wife and I have been together for 15 years, so I emailed and eagerly waited to hear back. When I did, I was incredibly disappointed to be told that I "do not qualify."

Lack of Care for Gay Military Families: Government Bureaucracy or Apathy?

Stephen Peters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephen Peters

Now that gay and lesbian troops serve openly thanks to the repeal of DADT, surely this would include their families as well. Yet, these military families are treated as if somehow they are second-class, denied the same support and benefits their straight counterparts receive.

Happy Mother's Day... Well, Almost

Ashley Broadway | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ashley Broadway

Thanks in part to the misleadingly named Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the military does not acknowledge me as a spouse, nor do they acknowledge me as our child's mother. The only recognition I receive is the status of "caregiver."