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Gay Soldiers

I, Too, Am America

Genevieve Jessee McCall | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Genevieve Jessee McCall

After the devastation of 9/11 a young woman decided to heed the call of her nation to protect and serve. She put her life on the line, so that we might all be a little safer at home. That soldier is my wife. Yes, we are two wives.

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...

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Tom Carpenter | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Carpenter

President Obama can, and should, immediately take this next step to fulfill his promise that "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law." There is nothing standing in his way to fulfill the promise of justice.

Booed Gay Soldier On Why He Won't Give Up On His Marriage Equality Fight

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | Gay Voices

In the September 2011 Republican presidential primaries in Florida -- and soon after the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- Stephen Snyder-Hill, who...

A Year Later, Furor Fades Over DADT Ban

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 09.16.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- They are images Americans had never seen before. Jubilant young men and women in military uniforms marching beneath a rainbow flag in a ga...

Why America Owes Its Existence and Military to a Gay Man

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

You can't teach about the Revolution without mentioning the role of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. However, the one fact that seems to be left out during lectures is that von Steuben was known to "have affections to members of his own sex."

Gay Soldiers In The Danger Zone

Wayne Anderson | Posted 07.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

While repealing "don't ask, don't tell" was of course a step in the right direction, our military and political leaders failed to complete the journey, leaving gay and lesbian soldiers unprotected from anti-gay discrimination and abuse.

WATCH: Lesbian Soldier's Heartwarming Holiday Engagement

Posted 01.09.2012 | Gay Voices

A lesbian U.S. soldier's holiday cheer turned to bliss when her partner surprised her at the airport with a Christmas-themed engagement -- all of whic...

Gay Soldier Shares Reaction To GOP Debate Boos

AP | By LISA LEFF | Posted 11.18.2011 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Army Capt. Stephen Hill says he wasn't trying to score political points when he asked the Republican presidential candidates if they ...

Gay Military Spouse Speaks Out On His Husband Getting Booed At GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Josh Snyder, the husband of the gay soldier booed at a September Republican presidential debate, appeared on MSNBC Thursday to discuss the incident an...

All American Soldiers Are Worthy of Our Respect

Leslie Herod | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Leslie Herod

For the sake of our service men and women overseas, we should all hope that those GOP candidates aspiring to be commander-in-chief stand up with one voice and express regret for condoning an inexcusable display of intolerance.

Rick Santorum: It's About Human Rights, Not Sex Acts

Paul Katz | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Paul Katz

It irritates me to no end that I, and my gay brothers and sisters across this country, are whittled down to being nothing more than ruled by our sexual urges by people like Santorum.

Sam Stein

Rick Santorum: DADT Repeal Has Been 'Detrimental' For Gay Soldiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO -- The most provocative moment from Thursday night's Republican presidential primary debate came when a few members of the crowd booed an open...

A FIRST: Navy Clears Gay World War II Veteran's Record 70 Years Later

AP | By JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

SAN DIEGO -- Nearly 70 years after expelling Melvin Dwork for being gay, the Navy is changing his discharge from "undesirable" to "honorable" – ...

Gay Servicemembers Tell Their Stories After DADT Repeal

GQ | CHRIS HEATH | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

On a day to come very soon--September 20, 2011--a serviceman's sexuality will no longer be grounds for dismissal from the U.S. Armed forces. These are...

Troops To March As Identifiable Group In Gay Parade For First Time

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact

SAN DIEGO — Sean Sala felt so elated when Congress approved repealing the military's ban on openly gay troops the 26-year-old sailor went on TV ...

Colo. Springs Mayor Criticized For Inaction In Possible Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Denver

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has rejected a call to sign a resolution condemning a savage beating of five gay men, two of whom have been identifi...

DADT: Troops Buck Historical Trend By Saying Gays OK

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When a majority of troops told the Pentagon this summer they didn't care if gays were allowed to serve openly in the military, it w...

The Arc Bends: DADT

Steven Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Fisher

Next year, a young man born in 1993, the year "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was implemented, will join the Marines and kiss his boyfriend goodbye. Our military will be a better place for it.

POLITICAL ART: Photography And 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' In Santa Monica

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From President Obama to Sen. John McCain to pop star Lady Gaga, numerous politicians and celebrities have weighed in on the debate surrounding the mil...

Garrison Phillips, 81-Year-Old Gay Veteran, Awaits Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Aol News | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Garrison Phillips hasn't worn the uniform of the United States Army since he returned from Korea more than half a century ago. He calls his time in th...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Bringing U.S. Military Culture Into the 4th Century B.C.

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

We are now poised to see this ridiculous law ended. Patriotic Americans will be able to serve their country regardless of sexual orientation. The 4th century B.C. is finally here.

Dutch Furious As Retired US General Blames Gay Soldiers For Srebrenica Massacre

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch prime minister Friday denounced as "irresponsible" a claim by a retired U.S. general that gay Dutch soldiers ...

Why Gays Must Be Allowed to Serve Openly in the Military

Sean Coffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Coffey

As a retired Navy Captain who has long believed that DADT is unworthy of our nation, I wholeheartedly support allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the Armed Forces.

You Don't Need a Year to End Don't Ask Don't Tell

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

There is no reason why the government cannot immediately suspend Don't Ask Don't Tell discharges. A year is a long time when your family and your job are on the line.