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LGBT Servicemembers at Greater Health Risk

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Dec 27, 2013
Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training’s study found that harassment, victimization, mental health, substance abuse and sexual risk behaviors face LGBT service members in the U.S. military.

Pentagon to Extend Benefits to Gay Service Spouses

By Lolita C. Baldor | Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon will begin the process to extend health care, housing and other federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members as soon as possible.

Repeal of DADT Just the Beginning, Says OutServe SLDN

By Akeem Favor | Saturday Mar 16, 2013
At the OutServe-SLDN national dinner, leaders and veterans took a moment to celebrate their gains before refocusing on the mission -- to serve and protect LGBT servicemembers.

Deal Restores Severance Pay for Gay Military Members

Tuesday Jan 8, 2013
Dozens of gay and lesbian former military service members who were discharged due to their homosexuality will receive the rest of their severance pay under a settlement approved Monday by a federal court.

UN: U.S. Military’s Treatment of Bradley Manning Cruel and Inhumane

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 14, 2012
The UN has formally accused the United States government for cruel and inhuman treatment towards openly gay solider Bradley Manning.

Military Leader: If DADT Repealed, Marines Will ’Deal’ With It

By Anne Flaherty | Wednesday Aug 25, 2010
It will likely be a few years before Afghanistan is secure enough for the U.S. Marines to leave, Commandant Gen. James Conway said Tuesday, adding his voice to a growing chorus of military leaders warning of a long fight ahead.

Aviator reaches deal to halt discharge -- for now

Tuesday Aug 17, 2010
An Idaho aviator has reached an agreement with the U.S. Air Force to temporarily block his discharge under the "don’t ask, don’t tell" law that bars openly gay and lesbian military members from service.

Gay Troops to be Surveyed About Their Own Inclusion in the Military

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jul 8, 2010
Advocates for GLBT troops warn that there are inadequate protections in place to protect the confidentiality of gay troops whose participation in a survey of military servicemembers could violate the terms of the law by outing them.

Lawmaker worries about national discussion of gays

By Anne Flaherty | Wednesday Jun 9, 2010
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday said he thinks the military should keep its ban on openly gay service members in part because he doesn’t want to open a national discussion about homosexuality.

Radical Right Reacts to DADT Votes

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jun 1, 2010
The fringe right’s has reacted to votes by the Senate Armed Forces Committee and the full U.S. House of Representatives last week to set aside the anti-gay law that bars openly gay troops from service.