Topics :: GLBT servicemembers
By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Oct 15, 2011
It’s been less than a month since the final repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’ Tell," the law that forced gay and lesbian servicemembers into the closet starting in 1993. But already, the nation’s out, proud patriots are making themselves known as leaders.
By Lisa Leff | Friday Oct 14, 2011
The nation’s only professional group for active-duty gay military personnel is holding its first conference in Las Vegas this weekend, an event only made possible by the recent lifting of DADT.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Oct 10, 2011
According to GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, racial identity and sexual orientation are two different things because, the pol suggested, racial minorities are born into their identity, whereas gays are gay only because of their sexual partners.
By Douglas Birch | Monday Oct 3, 2011
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at a GOP debate booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq.
By Julie Pace | Sunday Oct 2, 2011
President Barack Obama says anyone running for president must support the entire U.S. military, including gay service members.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Sep 30, 2011
The Pentagon has arrived at the conclusion that agrees with the Navy’s decision last May: Chaplains will be permitted, but not required, to preside over same-sex weddings for gay and lesbian troops, and the services may take place at military bases.
By Nedra Pickler | Friday Sep 23, 2011
Two days after repeal of the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy against gays serving openly in the military, the Obama administration was in court Thursday opposing a lawsuit seeking full severance pay for those dismissed under the law.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Sep 23, 2011
The booing of a servicemember who came out as gay and asked a Republican presidential hopeful about his views on gays in uniform was met with a telling response by the GOP contenders at the Sept. 22 Fox News / Google debate in Orlando, Florida: Silence.
By Marc Levy | Thursday Sep 22, 2011
A female sergeant who was discharged from the Air Force after South Dakota police reported her marriage to a woman is planning to re-enlist now that the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in uniform has been repealed.
By Robert Burns | Wednesday Sep 21, 2011
The U.S. military passed a historic milestone Tuesday with the repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in uniform, ending a prohibition that President Barack Obama said had forced gay and lesbian service members to "lie about who they are."