Topics :: GLBT servicemembers
Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic discharged from the Army after criticizing the military’s ’don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy in a 2007 television interview, has died in a traffic accident in western New York. He was 36.
A May 31 Pentagon memo acknowledges the contributions of GLBs in uniform, but drops the T; transgender servicemembers are still liable to be dismissed from the military. A new memoir from a trans SEAL might usher in a change, some news sources speculate.
The board that oversees the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade is facing a backlash after it rescinded a community grand marshal honor for Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, the gay man who leaked 700,000 classified government documents.
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.
The repeal of DADT left the military with a patchwork quilt of who gets what rights and benefits. For same-sex spouse Ashley Broadway, this resulted in her denial to join the Association of Fort Bragg Officers’ Spouses.
For those Americans who want to serve their country in the military, having HIV is a dealbreaker, as military policy says soldiers must be able to withstand adverse situations and potential combat scenarios. But what about active service members?
Yale, Harvard and Columbia all signed agreements this year to bring back ROTC. Much of the lingering opposition to the military dissolved with last year’s repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell."
Three San Diego Marine corporals have been discharged for bad conduct after admitting they faked their marriages to receive housing allowances.
Service members attending the first-ever convention for gay military personnel say they have received nothing but support or shrugs since coming out at work.
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.