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Gay Military Partners

Gay Military Spouses Could Get New Benefits

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex spouses of military members could get health care, housing and other benefits by the end of August under a proposal being consi...

What The End Of DOMA Would Mean For Same-Sex Military Spouses Like Me

Christian Fuscarino | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Christian Fuscarino

Can you imagine standing at your partner's funeral as the flag bearer walks right past you to present the American flag to some distant relative of your partner? Can you imagine being invisible in the eyes of the government of the country your partner gave his or her life for?

History Is Made With Approval Of First Same-Sex Military Burial In Oregon

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently approved what is believed to be the nation's first same-sex spouse burial at a national cemetery. ...

LOOK: Gay West Point Cadet Escorts His Boyfriend To Winter Formal

Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A beautiful photo of a West Point cadet escorting his boyfriend to a winter formal is making the blogosphere rounds. The photo appears on the Face...

Wife Of Female Army Officer Told She Can Join Spouses Club, Named 'Military Spouse of the Year'

AP | Posted 03.28.2013 | Gay Voices

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A woman who is married to a female Army officer at Fort Bragg and who was recently denied membership in its officers' spouses club...

The Greatest Gay Viral Videos Of 2012

Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices

The international relevance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues was confirmed numerous ways in 2012. These incredible videos --...

LOOK: Stunning Photo Project Documents Gay Military Couples And Families

Posted 12.21.2012 | Gay Voices

A stunning new photo project is offering an intimate glimpse at a post-"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" world. Australian-born artist Tatjana Plitt has doc...

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."

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

Ashley Broadway | Posted 02.10.2013 | Gay 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 01.20.2013 | Gay 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.

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.

Happy Mother's Day... Well, Almost

Ashley Broadway | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay 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."