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Gays in the Military

At DADT Repeal's One-Year Anniversary, Refusing To Turn Back The Clock

Ian Thompson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

While the arguments that were once employed to argue against DADT repeal may now look "foolish," the continued efforts by some to greenlight discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual servicemembers is no laughing matter.

One Year Anniversary of the End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Aboard the USS Intrepid

Elizabeth Birch | Posted 11.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Birch

Just as World War II was ending, Melvin Dwork, a handsome young American sailor, was given a dishonorable discharge because he was gay. Now 94, Dwork will celebrates his now honorable discharge.

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...

New Study on DADT Repeal: Openly Gay Service Has Worked

Aaron Belkin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Aaron Belkin

Given that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed the success of the repeal process, perhaps it's no surprise that we found that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly has not compromised military readiness.

Lila Shapiro

One Year Later, Study Shows Don't Ask Don't Tell's Repeal Had No Negative Effects On Military | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay 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...

The Military Asks, and I Will Tell

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Believe it or not, many therapists still think many of these myths are true.

Woman Becomes First Openly Gay General

The New York Times | MATTHEW L. WALD | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices

An Army officer being promoted to brigadier general openly acknowledged her homosexuality on Friday by having her wife pin her star to her uniform, th...

'NY Med': Gay, HIV Positive Veteran Needs A Heart Transplant

Posted 07.25.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "NY Med" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on ABC) viewers were introduced to gay Gulf War veteran John Rankl. After developing congestiv...

Top GOPer: Gays In The Military Is Settled

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a...

Honoring Gay Troops While Ignoring Their Families

Stephen Peters | Posted 08.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephen Peters

As we honor the service of gay service members, remember that they have families who should be honored as well. Denying these families the same support and benefits as their heterosexual counterparts is not the way to do it.

Panetta Salutes Gay Troops

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday thanked gay and lesbian military members for their service, as the Pentagon prepares to ma...

Pentagon Planning Milestone Event For Gay Troops

Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

By PAULINE JELINEK, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the...

Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry

Evan Wolfson | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

This Memorial Day, as we remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom, let's also remember the additional price that our gay and lesbian service members and their families pay every day they serve our country under discriminatory law.

A National First: Gay Military Students Graduating Openly

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 07.27.2012 | Gay Voices

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gay students at America's military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexua...

WATCH: U.S. Air Force Academy Graduates First Openly Gay Cadets

Posted 05.25.2012 | Gay Voices

In yet another historic, post-"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" moment, the U.S. Air Force Academy graduated the nation's first group of openly gay cadets this ...

House GOP War On Gays In The Military Has Only Just Begun

Mother Jones | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

Don't Ask, Don't Tell is history, but House Republicans are still waging a last-ditch guerrilla campaign against the acceptance of gay and lesbian ser...

Queering Military Media

Noah Tsika | Posted 07.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

A single question will structure forthcoming, gay-themed military documentaries: do straight soldiers, who may or may not be homophobic, and whose disdain for open declarations of gay identities may or may not have religious roots, need to alter their beliefs and become pro-queer?

LOOK: Marine Recieves 'First Ever' Gay Proposal On U.S. Military Base

Posted 06.07.2012 | Gay Voices

In a heartwarming sign of the post-"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" era, one gay marine was greeted with a romantic wedding proposal as he returned to San Dieg...

Max J. Rosenthal

Marine Corps Book Officially Declares Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal No Big Deal | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday marked six months since the repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. On the same day, the Marine Corps Universit...

Max J. Rosenthal

Military Gays Demand Greater Equality | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a campaign event in Maryland on Friday, President Barack Obama trumpeted the repeal of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy as a signat...

The Surprising Effects Of DADT Repeal

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

After the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in September 2011, advocates on both sides of the debate predicted far-reaching changes in the li...

Gay U.S. Marine Caught In Homecoming Smooch: 'Love Is Love'

Posted 03.01.2012 | Gay Voices

It continues to be the photo seen around the world: a U.S. Marine caught in a passionate lip-lock with his boyfriend during a homecoming. But Mari...

Photo Of U.S. Marine Caught In Passionate Homecoming Lip-Lock Goes Viral

Posted 02.27.2012 | Gay Voices

A homecoming photo of a U.S. Marine caught in a passionate lip-lock with his boyfriend has gone viral in the blogosphere after it was posted on Facebo...

Jason Cherkis

Santorum's Conservative Journey Sprang From Moderation | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Piss Christ," Andres Serrano's photograph of a plastic Jesus submerged in a jar of urine, caused outrage when it was exhibited in the U...

Andrea Stone

Gay Troops Going To Disney World Resort Run By Army | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Gay and lesbian military members will hold their second ever conference next fall at a Florida vacation resort operated by the U.S. Army. In the la...