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WATCH: Adorable Gay Marine Couple Gushes About How They Met, Falling In Love

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

How cute are these two? YouTube vlogger Jonathan Russell -- who goes by Russell -- and is affectionately known as "Your Favorite Gay Marine" made h...

25 Of The Most Memorable Moments Since The Repeal Of DADT

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On September 20, 2011 -- exactly one year ago today -- "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed and gays, lesbians and bisexuals were finally allowed to j...

Lila Shapiro

One Year Later, Study Shows Don't Ask Don't Tell's Repeal Had No Negative Effects On Military

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In the fierce debate that led up to President Barack Obama's repeal last September of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the 1993 law that banned gay and lesbian s...

Andrea Stone

SLDN, OutServe Join Forces To Fight For Gays In Military

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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After President Obama repealed the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 2010, many Republicans quickly promised to reinstate it if they won...

After DADT Repeal, What Change Looks Like

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Valerie Jarrett

It's been exactly one year since President Obama signed the law repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and we are reminded that when we work together, we have the power to change our country for the better.

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...

Amanda Terkel

Gay Military Members Wear Uniforms To Big LGBT Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 15th annual fundraising dinner for the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday was different from past events for one big reason: Openly g...

A Truly Proud Day

Victor Fehrenbach | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Victor Fehrenbach

With the help of President Obama and his commitment to further equality, the military is stronger -- stronger because we are always a stronger people and country when everyone is invited to the table.

The End of DADT

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

We should celebrate this victory and congratulate those who worked so hard to make this happen. Then we need to get back to work to make sure that discrimination against LGBT service members also comes to an end.

Obama Hails DADT Repeal: 'Today, Every American Can Be Proud'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- President Barack Obama is marking the end of the ban on gays serving in the military. He says the armed forces ...

EXCERPT: 'How We Won': Progressive Lessons From The Repeal Of ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' By Aaron Belkin

HPMG e-books | Posted 12.19.2011 | Books

What follows is an excerpt from Aaron Belkin's "How We Won," a behind-the-scenes account of the strategies that helped overturn the ban on gays and le...

'How We Won': Progressive Lessons From The Repeal Of ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell' By Aaron Belkin

HPMG e-books | Posted 12.19.2011 | Books

Tuesday, Sept. 20, marked a civil rights milestone for the United States. By order of Congress, the 17-year ban on gay men and lesbians serving in the...

Someone Should Tell Bachmann: Our Military Leaders Ended DADT

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

In a few weeks, DADT will be history. Now is not the time for Congresswoman Bachmann or other candidates to be second-guessing our military leaders, attempting to create uncertainty or unrest in the ranks, and shamelessly using our troops in order to score a few political points.

Federal Courts Must Protect Gay Troops

Diane H. Mazur | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Diane H. Mazur

The repeal of DADT will be difficult for any future administration to reverse. That said, it's legally possible, and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's stated intent to re-instate the military's ban is therefore of some concern.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and My Father's Sense of Pinwheels

Maya Rupert | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Maya Rupert

When my father and I talked about the military's ban on gay, lesbian, and bisexual people serving openly, he described it as an embarrassment to the armed forces. His response was always: "They used to say the same thing about me."

Amanda Terkel

Dems Push Pentagon To Give Veterans' Benefits To Gays Discharged Under DADT

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers urged the Defense Department Thursday to allow all service members discharged under "don't ask, don't te...

Report: Pentagon Study Group Finds Little Risk From DADT Repeal

Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe and Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Pentagon study group has concluded that the military can lift the ban on gays serving openly in uniform with only minimal and isolated incidents of ...

Holiday Cheers for DADT Repeal, 9/11 Healthcare, and START, But It's Still the Economy, Stupid

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

DADT and passage of the 9/11 healthcare bill are second tier issues that will impact only a relatively small number of Americans. So yes, let's celebrate some wins this holiday season, but let's not let it blind us.

Can DADT's Repeal Help Obama Reclaim the LGBT Love?

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kaufman

While a few individual writers hardly speak for the entire LGBT community, there's little doubt the president has been vilified by many gay leaders. Considering the president's impressive record on LGBT issues, that anger seems confoundingly misdirected.

Amanda Terkel

Military Service Chiefs Ready To Move Forward Quickly On DADT Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although several military service chiefs expressed opposition to repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, President Obama has spoken to them sin...

How Do You Feel About The DADT Repeal?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" into law today. What is your reaction to this historic event? Submit your respo...

Congress Repeals DADT

Lt. Dan Choi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lt. Dan Choi

To all the supporters of equality and Don't Ask, Don't Tell's death, I am so grateful. As the legislation signals a new chapter in our journey, I call on all soldiers to gain the courage to come out.

Barney Frank: Obama Will Stop Defending DADT In Court If Repeal Fails

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Thursday that President Obama would stop defending "don't ask, don't tell" in courts, even if a bill forcing its repe...

Why I Handcuffed Myself to the White House Fence

Father Geoff Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Father Geoff Farrow

It is critical for LGBTQ people and the vast majority of Americans who support the repeal of DADT to know that its repeal, or failure to repeal, rests primarily on the shoulders of Barack Obama.