Topics :: gay servicemembers
A new magazine is published by OutServe, an organization catering to gay and lesbian servicememembers who, until now, have had to remain in the shadows and lie about their sexual orientation.
Discharges of gay and lesbian patriots in uniform as ongoing, even as the anticipated end of the anti-gay law from 1993, "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" (DADT), draws near.
Three members of the Air Force have asked to be discharged because they are gay, moving quickly to get out of the military under the ban on openly gay service before its expected repeal later this year.
Leaders of 21 religious groups that provide chaplains to the U.S. military want Congress or the Pentagon to guarantee that troops won’t be punished if they openly discuss their objections to homosexuality.
A Navy petty officer who was investigated for violating the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers says a review board at his California base has voted against his discharge.
An oversight hearing chaired by an opponent to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has anti-gay groups excited at the prospect of hampering the anti-gay law’s retirement. But supporters of gay and lesbian patriots are standing firm.
A sailor says he’s being drummed out of the Navy for an innocent incident in which he and a friend fell asleep on the same bed while watching television, CNN reported in March 5.
With DADT on its way out, critics continue to second-guess and offer dire predictions about what allowing gays in the military to tell the truth will mean. One commonplace claim: openly gay troops won’t bear up under the strain of combat.
The military is accepting openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation’s history, even as it tries in the courts to slow the movement to abolish its "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy.
As the Obama administration considers appealing a judge’s order to stop the law prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military, some officers and service members say they are uncertain how to react.