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Identities Revealed For All Six U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan Attack

Female Air Force officer, one of the first openly gay U.S. service members to get married, was identified as one of the troops killed by a suicide bomber.

December 23, 2015

Companies’ Pro-Equality Rhetoric Belied By Their Campaign Donations

Many of the companies speaking out against religious freedom bills have donated cash to politicians who very publicly led the fight against LGBT rights.

April 10, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Soldier Of Change: From The Closet To The Forefront Of The Gay Rights Movement’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement by Major Stephen Snyder-Hill, a leading LGBT activist and U.S. Army reservist who served two tours in Iraq. It was Snyder-Hill who infamously asked former senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) during a presidential debate if he would “circumvent the […]

August 9, 2014

Do Ask, Do Tell

The young man was scared and exhausted as he faced the webcam in the wee hours of the morning and prepared to call his father. He was sitting in his bedroom in Germany, where he is stationed at a U.S. Air Force base. A map of the world hung on the wall behind him, but […]

September 22, 2011

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Ends In Rare Victory For Obama And Progressives

Progressives have a lot to be disappointed about in the Obama presidency. Inequality remains stark and the jobs picture downright scary. The healthcare law — while it will save many lives – lacks a public option and further entrenches private insurance companies. But on a key question of social justice, fairness, and equality, the president […]

September 19, 2011

Panetta Will Certify Gays Don’t Destroy Military

Newly-appointed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is poised to certify on Friday that gays and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces would not damage unit cohesion or retention or otherwise undermine the ability of the world’s most powerful military to wage war. This comes in the wake of Congress passing and President Obama signing […]

July 21, 2011

DADT Should End In 60 Days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta will certify that gays may serve openly in the armed services. News of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness. The decision is not unexpected. The Pentagon has conducted months of internal […]

July 21, 2011